Lasse Ruokolainen

Person

Further information on the affiliationI am currently holding a research fellowship with the Academy of Finland, based at the Metapopulation Research Center. Before my current project I have worked as a postdoctoral fellow: 1) in MRC, 2) with the Academy of Finland, 3) in University of Turku, and 4) in the University of Toronto. I defended my PhD thesis at the University of Helsinki in 2009. Currently, I work on the relationship between the living environment and the development of allergies, concentrated on the role of commensal microbiota. I also work on theoretical models of ecological systems, especially considering the role of environmentally transmitted pathogens. Such work mainly deals with the behaviour of multispecies communities in variable environmental variation across space and over time. I'm also interested in the effect of individual movement across space and how that affects the dynamics in food webs.

Highlighted publications

  1. A georeferenced implementation of weighted endemism

    Guerin, G., Ruokolainen, L. & Lowe, A. Jul 2015 In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 6, 7, p. 845-852 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Green areas around homes reduce atopic sensitization in children

    Ruokolainen, L., von Hertzen, L., Fyhrquist, N., Laatikainen, T., Lehtomaki, J., Auvinen, P., Karvonen, A. M., Hyvarinen, A., Tillmann, V., Niemela, O., Knip, M., Haahtela, T., Pekkanen, J. & Hanski, I. Feb 2015 In : Allergy : European journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 70, 2, p. 195-202 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Acinetobacter species in the skin microbiota protect against allergic sensitization and inflammation

    Fyhrquist, N., Ruokolainen, L., Suomalainen, A., Lehtimaki, S., Veckman, V., Vendelin, J., Karisola, P., Lehto, M., Savinko, T., Jarva, H., Kosunen, T. U., Corander, J., Auvinen, P., Paulin, L., von Hertzen, L., Laatikainen, T., Mäkelä, M., Haahtela, T., Greco, D., Hanski, I. & Alenius, H. Dec 2014 In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 134, 6, p. 1301-+ 20 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  4. Larval growth rate is associated with the composition of the gut microbiota in the Glanville fritillary butterfly

    Ruokolainen, L., Ikonen, S., Makkonen, H. & Hanski, I. Jul 2016 In : Oecologia. 181, 3, p. 895-903 9 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  5. Stable coexistence of ecologically identical species: conspecific aggregation via reproductive interference

    Ruokolainen, L. & Hanski, I. May 2016 In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 85, 3, p. 638-647 10 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  6. What you need is what you eat? Prey selection by the bat Myotis daubentonii

    Vesterinen, E. J., Ruokolainen, L., Wahlberg, N., Pena, C., Roslin, T., Laine, V. N., Vasko, V., Sääksjarvi, I. E., Norrdahl, K. & Lilley, T. M. Apr 2016 In : Molecular Ecology. 25, 7, p. 1581-1594 14 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Highlighted activities

  1. Nordic OIKOS conference 2016

    Ruokolainen, L. (Speaker: Presenter)
    2 Feb 20164 Feb 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  2. ggplot workshop

    Ruokolainen, L. (Speaker: Keynote)
    10 Feb 2016

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

  3. Workshop on Environmental Dimension of Antibiotic Resistance

    Ruokolainen, L. (Speaker: Presenter)
    1 Mar 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  4. Ecological Modelling Global Conference 2016

    Ruokolainen, L. (Speaker: Presenter)
    9 May 201611 May 2016

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

  5. EcoSummit 2016

    Ruokolainen, L. (Speaker: Presenter)
    29 Aug 20162 Sep 2016

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

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Education

Fil. maist., biologia

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