Heikki Seppä

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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.

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Curriculum Vitae

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Latest publications

  1. Biotic turnover rates during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition

    Stivrins, N., Soininen, J., Amon, L., Fontana, S. L., Gryguc, G., Heikkilä, M., Heiri, O., Kisieliene, D., Reitalu, T., Stancikaite, M., Veski, S. & Seppä, H. 1 Nov 2016 In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 151, p. 100-110 11 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Importance of climate, forest fires and human population size in the Holocene boreal forest composition change in northern Europe

    Kuosmanen, N., Seppä, H., Alenius, T., Bradshaw, R. H. W., Clear, J. L., Filimonova, L., Heikkila, M., Renssen, H., Tallavaara, M. & Reitalu, T. Oct 2016 In : Boreas. 45, 4, p. 688-702 15 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Patterns of diet and body mass of large ungulates from the Pleistocene of Western Europe, and their relation to vegetation

    Saarinen, J., Eronen, J., Fortelius, M., Seppä, H. & Lister, A. M. 9 Sep 2016 In : Palaeontologia Electronica. 19, 2, p. 1-58 58 p., 19.3.32A

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. EU COST action programme (External organisation)

    Seppä, H. (Board member)
    20112014

    Activity: MembershipMembership or other role in research network

  2. Journal of Quaternary Science (Journal)

    Seppä, H. (Reviewer)
    20 Nov 2011

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

  3. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany (Journal)

    Seppä, H. (Reviewer)
    20 Nov 2011

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

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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.

    01/09/201431/08/2018

    Project: Research project

  2. ACCROTELM

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

    01/01/200401/01/2005

    Project: Research project

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Education

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