Jussi Eronen

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    Research areas

  • 1171 Geosciences - Paleontology, Paleoecology, community structure, mammals, ecometrics, Fossils, Paleoclimate modeling, paleobiology, Anthropocene, climate proxies, Climate science
  • 1172 Environmental sciences - GIS, traits, mammals, community structure, Environmental Change, Climate Change, Climate adaptation, Ecosystem services, Ecosystem functioning
  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology - Ecology, Biogeography, Sustainability science, socio-ecological systems, ecosystem ecology, Functional traits, Species distribution modeling
  • 113 Computer and information sciences - datamining, databases

Description of research and teaching

I aim my research so that the results of my work are relevant for ongoing discussion about the development of and changes in environments and ecosystems, and to the priorities of society. I am founding member of BIOS, and in the core team of the Scientific Consensus on Maintaining Humanity's Life Support Systems in the 21st Century (see HERE for finnish page of the consensus statement). In general my research agenda is directed towards understanding ecosystem dynamics and climate through time, including present and future. I am Chair of the iCCB (integrative Climate Change Biology, together with Jason Head, see iCCB), part of the NECLIME and ETE programmes/communities and an Associate Coordinator for the NOW database.

In recent times I have become active in investigating how humankind and society are capable of solving the looming environmental and climate crisis. I feel that this is the field I can contribute most to the actual benefit of the society, as many times we are forgetting the natural history when investigating the future. Although I am turning towards more present-day issues and how we can resolve imminent societal challenges toward a leaner and more sustainable living standards, I am still active on the studies of past ecosystems. On that front I am mostly interested how past climates develop and what are the driving mechanisms. Biological aspects that interest me are what controls the terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems structures through time.

 

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Curriculum Vitae

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Highlighted publications

  1. Productivity, biodiversity, and pathogens influence the global hunter-gatherer population density

    Tallavaara, M., Eronen, J. T. & Luoto, M. 6 Feb 2018 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 6, p. 1232-1237 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. The many Anthropocenes: A transdisciplinary challenge for the Anthropocene research

    Toivanen, T., Lummaa, K., Majava, A., Järvensivu, P., Lähde, V., Váden, T. & Eronen, J. T. 1 Dec 2017 In : The Anthropocene Review. 4, 3, p. 183-198 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Feeding Ecology and Morphology Make a Bamboo Specialist Vulnerable to Climate Change

    Eronen, J. T., Zohdy, S., Evans, A. R., Tecot, S. R., Wright, P. C. & Jernvall, J. 6 Nov 2017 In : Current Biology. 27, 21, p. 3384-+ 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Merging paleobiology with conservation biology to guide the future of terrestrial ecosystems

    Barnosky, A. D., Hadly, E. A., Gonzalez, P., Head, J., Polly, P. D., Lawing, A. M., Eronen, J. T., Ackerly, D. D., Alex, K., Biber, E., Blois, J., Brashares, J., Ceballos, G., Davis, E., Dietl, G. P., Dirzo, R., Doremus, H., Fortelius, M., Greene, H. W., Hellmann, J., Hickler, T., Jackson, S. T., Kemp, M., Koch, P. L., Kremen, C., Lindsey, E. L., Looy, C., Marshall, C. R., Mendenhall, C., Mulch, A., Mychajliw, A. M., Nowak, C., Ramakrishnan, U., Schnitzler, J., Das Shrestha, K., Solari, K., Stegner, L., Stegner, M. A., Stenseth, N. C., Wake, M. H. & Zhang, Z. 10 Feb 2017 In : Science. 355, 6325, 11 p., eaah4787

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview Article

  5. Twenty-million-year relationship between mammalian diversity and primary productivity

    Fritz, S. A., Eronen, J. T., Schnitzler, J., Hof, C., Janis, C. M., Mulch, A., Boehning-Gaese, K. & Graham, C. H. 27 Sep 2016 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 39, p. 10908-10913 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Holocene shifts in the assembly of plant and animal communities implicate human impacts

    Lyons, S. K., Amatangelo, K. L., Behrensmeyer, A. K., Bercovici, A., Blois, J. L., Davis, M., DiMichele, W. A., Du, A., Eronen, J. T., Faith, J. T., Graves, G. R., Jud, N., Labandeira, C., Looy, C. V., McGill, B., Miller, J. H., Patterson, D., Pineda-Munoz, S., Potts, R., Riddle, B., Terry, R., Toth, A., Ulrich, W., Villasenor, A., Wing, S., Anderson, H., Anderson, J., Waller, D. & Gotelli, N. J. 16 Dec 2015 In : Nature. 529, 7584, p. 80-83 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Introducing the Scientific Consensus on Maintaining Humanity’s Life Support Systems in the 21st Century: Information for Policy Makers

    Barnosky, A. D., Brown, J. H., Daily, G. C., Dirzo, R., Ehrlich, A. H., Ehrlich, P. R., Eronen, J. T., Fortelius, M., Hadly, E. A., Leopold, E. B., Mooney, H. A., Myers, J. P., Naylor, R. L., Palumbi, S., Stenseth, N. C. & Wake, M. H. 2014 In : The Anthropocene Review. 1, p. 78-109 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Highlighted activities

  1. Planetary state-shift and Finnish/Californian solutions

    Eronen, J. (Chair)
    8 Jun 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  2. A popular-scientific exhibition "Seven Siblings from the Future"

    Eronen, J. (Participant)
    17 Nov 201713 Jan 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes for other activities - Other

  3. PLAN­ET­ARY BOUND­AR­IES: HOW EN­VIR­ON­MENTAL CRISIS CAN TRIG­GER POLIT­ICAL CON­FLICTS?

    Eronen, J. (Member of organizing committee)
    27 Apr 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  4. Integrative Climate Change Biology Programme (External organisation)

    Eronen, J. (Chair)
    Jan 2018Dec 2018

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in research network

  5. Scientific Consensus on Maintaining Humanity's Life Support Systems in the 21st Century (External organisation)

    Eronen, J. (Member)
    2013 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in research network

  6. Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems program, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, USA (External organisation)

    Eronen, J. (Member)
    20132018

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in research network

  7. Neogene of Old World (NOW) (External organisation)

    Eronen, J. (Board member)
    2009 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

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