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Description of research and teaching

I started my studies in Bournemouth University (UK) 1997 and did my Bachelor’s degree in the field of Environmental Protection graduating in 2000. I ended up writing my dissertation on the reporting of cyanobacterial blooms in the Gulf of Finland. When I started my Master’s degree studies in University of Helsinki 2001, I was fascinated by the magical world of phytoplankton so I chose Hydrobiology as my major but also studied Geology, Botany and Environmental Biology. Paleolimnology seemed to bind all these subjects together nicely so I was soon convinced that I wanted to be a paleolimnologist. For my Master’s thesis I studied Lake Saanajärvi’s subfossil diatom community to find out if currently ongoing changes in the community also occurred during an earlier warm period.

I started working on my PhD in 2009 focusing on in the use of chrysophyte cysts in climate change studies. Very little is known about the cyst morphotypes in Finnish lakes so currently I’m going through sediment material from different parts of Finland to find out what kind of fancy cysts are hidden in the mud just waiting to be discovered and used in paleostudies. Hopefully, I end up having a nice training set for chrysophyte cysts that can be used in reconstructing past spring temperatures.

My research interests include subfossil chrysophyte cysts and diatoms, modern and subfossil pollen, phytoplankton and paleolimnology.

Keywords

  • 1172 Environmental sciences

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2009 2017

  • 11 Article
  • 1 Anthology or special issue
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Urbanity as a determinant of exposure to grass pollen in Helsinki Metropolitan area, Finland

Hugg, T. T., Hjort, J., Antikainen, H., Rusanen, J., Tuokila, M., Korkonen, S. T., Weckström, J. B., Jaakkola, M. S. & Jaakkola, J. J. K., 2017, In : PLoS One. 17 p., e0186348.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Uudenmaan allergeeniset siitepölyt vuonna 2014 - aikainen kevät pidensi siitepölykautta

Korkonen, S., Weckström, J. & Hanhinen, P., 2015, In : Allergia & astma. 2, p. 16-17 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Unexpected problems in AMS 14C dating of fen peat

Väliranta, M., Oinonen, M., Seppä, H., Korkonen, S., Juutinen, S. & Tuittila, E-S., 2014, In : Radiocarbon. 56, 1, p. 95-108 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Uudenmaan allergeeniset siitepölyt vuonna 2013 – ennätyksellisen alhainen koivuvuosi

Weckström, J., Korkonen, S. & Hanhinen, P., 2014, In : Allergia & astma. 2, p. 34 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Prizes

Honorary mention for a student poster

Sanna Korkonen (Recipient), 18 Dec 2009

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2007 2018

  • 24 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 17 Types for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination
  • 1 Types for other activities - Other
  • 1 Academic visit to other institution

IPA-IAL 2018 Joint Meeting: Unraveling the Past and Future of Lakes

Sanna Korkonen (Attendee)
18 Jun 201821 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

ECGS-065 Paleobioindicators course

Sanna Korkonen (Teacher)
13 Mar 20185 Apr 2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

Bio-306 Saariston ekologia

Sanna Korkonen (Teacher)
23 Jul 201829 Jul 2018

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

Suomen kasviplanktonseuran syyspäivät 2018

Sanna Korkonen (Attendee)
29 Nov 201830 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

51852 Kokeellinen planktonekologia

Sanna Korkonen (Teacher)
Apr 2017Oct 2017

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination