Sanna Piilo

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Description of research and teaching

I started my PhD studies in 2017 just after graduating from Environmental Sciences, Environmental Change and Policy as my major (University of Helsinki). In my master studies I worked with high-latitude peatlands and plant macrofossil analysis.

In my PhD I am continuing with the same topics but with a broader perspective. My research is concentrating on recent changes in vegetation, hydrology and carbon accumulation dynamics in high-latitude and permafrost peatlands. The approach is palaeoecological and motivated by climate warming induced changes in high-latitudes. The study sites are located in northernmost Fennoscandia, Eastern Canada, European Russia and Svalbard. The research is part of two Academy of Finland funded projects (CAPTURE and “Response of high-latitude peatlands to past and recent warming – predictions for future”).  

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Latest publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print

    Paleoecological assessment of cladoceran community dynamics in two subarctic peatlands

    Leppänen, J. J., Piilo, S. R., Li, Y., Zhang, H. & Väliranta, M. M., 4 Dec 2018, In : Wetlands.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Inconsistent Response of Arctic Permafrost Peatland Carbon Accumulation to Warm Climate Phases

    Zhang, H., Gallego-Sala, A. V., Amesbury, M. J., Charman, D. J., Piilo, S. R. & Väliranta, M. M., Oct 2018, In : Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 32, 10, p. 1605-1620 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. The role of climate change in regulating Arctic permafrost peatland hydrological and vegetation change over the last millennium

    Zhang, H., Piilo, S. R., Amesbury, M. J., Charman, D. J., Gallego-Sala, A. V. & Väliranta, M. M., 2018, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 182, p. 121-130

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. EUCOP5

    Sanna Piilo (Poster Presentation)
    25 Jun 201828 Jun 2018

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

  2. ARKTIKO2018 seminar

    Sanna Piilo (Poster Presentation)
    4 Apr 20185 Apr 2018

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

  3. University of Ottawa

    Sanna Piilo (Visiting researcher)
    12 Feb 201816 Feb 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

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