Sari Timonen


Description of research and teaching

I am the senior researcher in the Mycorrhizal interactions group studying mycorrhizosphere functions and interactions. My research is targeted at aspects of development and function of mycorrhizas and mycorrhizospheres. One major research theme during my career has been to get basic information of the types and functions of microbial populations associating with different parts of mycorrhizospheres at different conditions. Functions of mycorrhizospheres, particularly external mycelium, in nutrient release, uptake and translocation have been my long term interests.

Currently we are concentrating on the genomics and functions of the fungus associating archaea in the boreal forest soils. We are also involved in more applied projects about boreal nursery practices and tropical agroforestry as well as nitrogen translocations and transformations in mycorrhizospheres.

I am regularily giving courses in microbial ecology, plant microbe interactions, evolution of symbiosis, ethics as well as different types of microbiology practicals. Microbes for me include archaea, bacteria, fungi and also other types of small eukaryotes.

Further information on the affiliationTeachers Academy Fellow

Latest publications

  1. E-pub ahead of print
  2. Natural decay process affects the abundance and community structure of Bacteria and Archaea in Picea abies logs

    Rinta-Kanto, J. M., Sinkko, H-M., Rajala, T., Abu al Soud, W., Sørensen, S. J., Tamminen, M. V. & Timonen, S. 2016 In : FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92, 7, 10 p., fiw087

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Mikrobiologian sanasto

    Korhola, M. P., Kivisalmi, V., Rasimus, S. M., Haiko, E. J., Juuti, K. M. & Timonen, S. S. 2015 3. ed. Helsinki: Mikrobiologikilta r.y.148 p.

    Publication: Book/anthologyD5 Text book or professional handbook or guidebook or dictionary

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Latest activities

  1. Co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

    Timonen, S. (Co-supervisor)
    2015 → …

    Activity: ExaminationSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

  2. Crossing Borders ─ Terminological Resources and Open Science

    Timonen, S. (Poster Presentation)
    29 Oct 201530 Oct 2015

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

  3. Symbioosin vuosijuhlaseminaari

    Timonen, S. (Speaker: Presenter)
    14 Oct 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

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