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Information om forskning och undervisning

I am a palaeoecologist with extensive experience in reconstructing past environmental changes from lake and peat sediment archives. My special expertise is the plant macrofossil method. After completing my PhD in geology in 2005, I have coordinated several research projects funded by the Academy of Finland and the University of Helsinki. I established my own Palaeopeatland reaserch group in 2010. Currently I coordinate two Academy of Finland-funded Arctic palaeopeatland projects. My current research interest is to investigate ecosystem responses to climate and environmental change and associated biogeochemical feedback mechanisms. The motto is “Past is the key to understanding the future”. All research outcome is disseminated widely through various media.

Throughout my work history I have extensively collaborated with a large and interdisciplinary group of scientists. Numerous different projects and the changing combination of co-workers have provided me with the possibility to build up a broad network of colleagues and excellent genuine connections to several research groups worldwide. I am devoted to educating a new generation of academics to meet challenges in the research field of environmental science by providing teaching, supervision and by promoting international connections.

Meritförteckning

CURRENT POSITION

University researcher, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki

Education and training:

Doctor of Philosophy 2005, Department of Geology, University of Helsinki. Title: Plant macrofossil evidence of changes in aquatic and terrestrial environments in north-eastern European Russia and Finnish Lapland since late glacial.

University Pedagogy course (10 ECTS credits) performed in 2008

Docent (=adjunct professor) (Palaeobotany) 2009. Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki.

Principal investigator (PI) status 2010.

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Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 2000 2019

Phytoliths, parasites, fibers and feathers from dental calculus and soil from Iron Age Luistari cemetery, Finland

Juhola, T. S., Henry, A. G., Kirkinen, T., Laakkonen, J. & Väliranta, M., 2019, (!!Accepted/In press) I : Quaternary Science Reviews.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Recent peat and carbon accumulation following the Little Ice Age in northwestern Québec, Canada

Piilo, S., Zhang, H., Garneau, M., Gallego-Sala, A. V., Amesbury, M. & Väliranta, M., 2019, I : Environmental Research Letters. 14, 7

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

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Fil

Shotgun Environmental DNA, Pollen, and Macrofossil Analysis of Lateglacial Lake Sediments From Southern Sweden

Parducci, L., Alsos, I. G., Unneberg, P., Pedersen, M. W., Han, L., Lammers, Y., Salonen, J. S., Väliranta, M. M., Slotte, T. & Wohlfarth, B., 20 jun 2019, I : Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7, 15 s., 189.

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Widespread global peatland establishment and persistence over the last 130,000 y

Treat, C. C., Kleinen, T., Broothaerts, N., Dalton, A. S., Dommain, R., Douglas, T. A., Drexler, J. Z., Finkelstein, S. A., Grosse, G., Hope, G., Hutchings, J., Jones, M. C., Kuhry, P., Lacourse, T., Lahteenoja, O., Loisel, J., Notebaert, B., Payne, R. J., Peteet, D. M., Sannel, A. B. K. & 13 andraStelling, J. M., Strauss, J., Swindles, G. T., Talbot, J., Tarnocai, C., Verstraeten, G., Williams, C. J., Xia, Z., Yu, Z., Väliranta, M., Hattestrand, M., Alexanderson, H. & Brovkin, V., 12 mar 2019, I : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 11, s. 4822-4827 6 s.

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Abrupt high-latitude climate events and decoupled seasonal trends during the Eemian

Salonen, J. S., Helmens, K. F., Brendryen, J., Kuosmanen, N., Väliranta, M., Goring, S., Korpela, M., Kylander, M., Philip, A., Plikk, A., Renssen, H. & Luoto, M., 20 jul 2018, I : Nature Communications. 9, 10 s., 2851.

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Projekter 1999 2023

ICAAP: Increasing Carbon Accumulation in Arctic Peatlands

Gallego-Sala, A., Charman, D., Anderson, K., Amesbury, M., Crichton, M., Garneau, M., Fortier, D., Väliranta, M., Koroleva, N., Beilman, D., Swidles, G., Brovkin, V., Kleinen, T. & Joos, F.

01/05/201930/04/2022

Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

TundraPEAT: Peat Expansion in Arctic Tundra - Pattern, Process, and the Implication for the Carbon Cycle

Yu, Z., Camill, P., Frolking, S., Loisel, J., Zhuang, Q., Väliranta, M., Korhola, A. & +11, I. C.

01/09/201831/08/2023

Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Temporal Scale Changes in Species Distributions in Boreal Peatlands

Kylander, M. & Väliranta, M.

01/04/201831/03/2022

Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Aktiviteter 1999 2019

Nature Communications (Tidskrift)

Minna Väliranta (Referentgranskare)
2019

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Aquatic Sciences (Tidskrift)

Minna Väliranta (Referentgranskare)
2019 → …

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Peatlands under pressure - lessons from the past

Minna Väliranta (!!Speaker)
8 apr 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation

Boreal Environment Research (Tidskrift)

Minna Väliranta (Referentgranskare)
2019

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Fredrik Bogren

Minna Väliranta (Värd)
11 feb 201915 feb 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för att vara värd för en besökareAkademiskt besök på HU

Press / media

Science class by Lähiradio

Minna Väliranta

16/08/2019

1 objekt av mediabevakning

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Collapse of the Atlantic Ocean heat transport might lead to hot European summers

Fredrik Schenk, Minna Väliranta & Barbara Wohlfarth

24/04/2018

1 mediabidrag

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Lapissa kasvoi puita viime jääkauden keskellä

Minna Väliranta & Pertti Sarala

15/08/2016

1 objekt av mediabevakning

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