Heikki Seppä


Description of research and teaching

My research focus is on long-term climatic changes and the associated ecological and biogeographical responses. As a quaternary geologists, I operate on long, millennial times-scales and at the interface of geological and biological sciences. Current scientific questions are, for example, the response of northern biota (plants and animals) to the glacial-interglacial warming, the nature of the Holocene thermal maximum and the origin and long-term development of the Boreal biome. My research involves intense collaboration with climate modellers, ecologists, climatologists and computer scientists.


Curriculum Vitae

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Latest publications

  1. Interactions between the atmosphere, cryosphere, and ecosystems at northern high latitudes

    Boy, M., Thomson, E. S., Acosta Navarro, J-C., Arnalds, O., Batchvarova, E., Bäck, J., Berninger, F., Bilde, M., Brasseur, Z., Dagsson-Waldhauserova, P., Castarède, D., Dalirian, M., de Leeuw, G., Dragosics, M., Duplissy, E-M., Duplissy, J., Ekman, A. M. L., Fang, K., Gallet, J-C., Glasius, M. & 43 othersGryning, S-E., Grythe, H., Hansson, H-C., Hansson, M., Isaksson, E., Iversen, T., Jonsdottir, I., Kasurinen, V., Kirkevåg, A., Korhola, A., Krejci, R., Kristjansson, J. E., Lappalainen, H. K., Lauri, A., Leppäranta, M., Lihavainen, H., Makkonen, R., Massling, A., Meinander, O., Nilsson, E. D., Olafsson, H., Pettersson, J. B. C., Prisle, N. L., Riipinen, I., Roldin, P., Ruppel, M., Salter, M., Sand, M., Seland, Ø., Seppä, H., Skov, H., Soares, J., Stohl, A., Ström, J., Svensson, J., Swietlicki, E., Tabakova, K., Thorsteinsson, T., Virkkula, A., Weyhenmeyer, G. A., Wu, Y., Zieger, P. & Kulmala, M., 14 Feb 2019, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 19, 3, p. 2015-2061 47 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. An interdecadal climate dipole between Northeast Asia and Antarctica over the past five centuries

    Fang, K., Chen, D., Guo, Z., Zhao, Y., Frank, D., He, M., Zhou, F., Shi, F., Seppä, H., Zhang, P. & Neukom, R., Jan 2019, In : Climate dynamics : observational, theoretical and computational research on the climate system. 52, 1-2, p. 765–775 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Late glacial and early Holocene climate and environmental changes in the eastern Baltic area inferred from sediment C/N ratio

    Liiv, M., Alliksaar, T., Amon, L., Freiberg, R., Heinsalu, A., Reitalu, T., Saarse, L., Seppa, H., Stivrins, N., Tonno, I., Vassiljev, J. & Veski, S., Jan 2019, In : Journal of Paleolimnology. 61, 1, p. 1-16 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Rapid climatic and biotic turnover rates during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition

    Heikki Seppä (Speaker)
    12 May 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Pre-examiner of doctoral thesis

    Heikki Seppä (Supervisor)

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

  3. Boreal Environment Research (Journal)

    Heikki Seppä (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal

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Latest prizes

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Latest projects

  1. EBOR: Ecological history and long-term dynamics of the Boreal forest ecosystem

    Ilvonen, L., Seppä, H. & Holmström, L.


    Project: Research project


    Chambers, F., Korhola, A., Seppä, H., Väliranta, M. & Sarmaja-Korjonen, K. M.


    Project: Research project

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