NEWS

18/11/2019. A new paper led by Julie Crabot was accepted for publication in Ecography. In this paper, our focus was on temporal and spatial beta diversity in intermittent streams. Another paper led by Jun Wang focused the assembly on riverine macroinvertebrate and diatom communities, and it was accepted for publication in Ecology and Evolution.

15/11/2019. A new paper led by Lars Iversen on macrophyte community patterns was published in Science! More information can be found here and here and here.

26/10/2019. Recently, two new papers were accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment. One paper focussed on bacterial and macroinvertebrate communities in Tibetan mountain streams. Another paper considered the ecological uniqueness of dung beetles and mammals in the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil.

02/10/2019. A new paper was accepted for publication in Oecologia. We focused on taxonomic and functional beta diversity of diatoms and insects across subarctic streams.

28/09/2019. A new paper on multiple diversity facets of stream macroinvertebrates was accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment. In this paper, we examined the relative roles of human impact and natural factors on taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic alpha diversity.

25/09/2019. A new paper on across-decades variation in macrophyte communities of boreal lakes was accepted for publication in Ecography. Congratulations to Marja Lindholm for a PhD thesis paper!

05/09/2019. A new paper about biodiversity-geodiversity relationships was accepted for publication in Landscape Ecology. Congratulations to Olli-Matti Kärnä for a PhD thesis work.

12/08/2019. A new paper led by Sarah Laske about biodiversity of Arctic freshwater fishes was accepted for publication in Freshwater Biology.

03/08/2019. A new paper on the macroecology of high-latitude ground beetles was accepted for publication in Journal of Biogeography. A big thanks goes to our collaborators, Janne Alahuhta and Simone Fattorini.

16/07/2019. A new paper led by our lab's former visiting researchers, Fernando Lansac-Tôha, was accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment. Congratulations, Fernando and the NUPELIA team!

08/07/2019. A new paper on functional and phylogenetic biodiversity of pond macroinvertebrate communities across an anthropogenically affected landscape was accepted for publication in Biological Conservation.

26/06/2019. A new paper on dragonfly biodiversity in urban stormwater ponds was accepted for publication in Ecological Indicators.

22/06/2019. A new report about the ecological connectivity of boreal forests in the Barents Region is out! You can download the report here.

12/06/2019. A new paper was accepted for publication in Freshwater Biology. In this paper led by Katri Tolonen, we focussed on the similarities and differences between intermittently drying and freezing streams at different levels of biological organization from individuals to food webs.

15/05/2019. A new report on Arctic freshwater biodiversity was published online here. Please, check out this interesting and important contribution by a group of scientists from different Arctic countries.

15/05/2019. A new paper on macrophyte biodiversity-geodiversity relationships was accepted for publication in Journal of Biogeography. Congratulations to Maija Toivanen for this PhD thesis work.

12/05/2019. Raphael Ligeiro arrived in Oulu today. He will spend about eight months in our lab doing research on stream biodiversity. Welcome, Raphael!

06/05/2019. A new paper led by Blanka Gál was accepted for publication in Ecological Indicators. Here, we used a meta-analytical approach to examine effects of urbanization on freshwater invertebrate diversity.

27/4/2019. A new paper led by Jun Xu was accepted for publication in Freshwater Biology. Here, we examined cross-taxon congruence of freshwater assemblages (fish and macrophytes), focusing on taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic facets.

12/03/2019. Our study on spatio-temporal variation in bioassessment using macroinvertebrates in large lakes was accepted for publication in Ecological Indicators. This important work was led by Yongjiu Cai.

07/03/2019. A new paper led by Annika Vilmi was accepted for publication in Journal of Biogeography. Here, we examined on the relationship among traits, occupancy and abundance in lake and river diatoms.

23/12/2018. A new paper led by Yongjiu Cai was accepted for publication in Science of the Total Environment. This paper focused on three facets of molluscan beta diversity across China.

16/12/2018. A new paper about river ecosystem resilience was accepted for publication in River Research and Applications.

13/12/2018. A paper about occupancy and abundance and their underlying drivers in aquatic organisms was accepted for publication in Ecological Indicators. Thanks to Annika Vilmi for leading this paper.

12/12/2018. A new macroecological paper on aquatic beetles was accepted for publication in
Ecological Entomology.

29/11/2018. Further good news related to research outputs. A paper on macroinvertebrate alpha diversity in Tibetan streams was accepted for publication in
Ecology and Evolution.

23/11/2018. Another new visiting researher, Ully Mattilde Pozzobom Costa, arrived in Oulu today. She will spend about eight months in Oulu conducting research on macrophyte biodiversity.

21/11/2018. We received good news from
Freshwater Science last night. A paper on the assembly of stream macroinvertebrate communities in a high-elevation region in China was accepted for publication.

18/11/2018. A new visiting researcher, Fernando Lansac-Toha, arrived in Oulu this Sunday. He will spend about six months here doing research on metacommunity organization and related topics in aquatic systems. Welcome to Oulu, Fernando!

15/11/2018. A new paper on stream macroinvertebrate communities in a subtropical biodiversity hotspot was accepted for publication in
Science of the Total Environment. Congratulations to Zhengfei Li and the team!

13/11/2018. A new paper on the effects of nutrient enrichment on biotic homogenization in shallow lakes was accepted for publication in
Limnology and Oceanography. A big thanks goes to You Zhang for leading this important work.

31/10/2018: We received excellent news from
Freshwater Biology today. Our former visiting researcher Camilo Roa's paper on different facets of fish beta diversity in agroecosystem streams was accepted for publication. Congratulations, Camilo!

24/10/2018: Jani will be participating in a workshop on improving ecological connectivity in boreal forests. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these issues in terrestrial ecosystems.

19/10/2018: We just got excellent news from
Journal of Biogeography. Our paper on beta diversity in diverse terrestrial and aquatic beetle groups was accepted for publication. Jani thanks his coauthors Janne Alahuhta, Simone Fattorini and Denes Schmera on contributing to this piece of work.

16/10/2018: We received great news from
Oecologia last night. Our paper on global patterns in macrophyte metacommunities was accepted for publication in the journal. Again, thanks goes to Janne Alahuhta for leading this important paper.

13/10/2018: We just got a paper accepted for publication in
Environmental Science and Pollution Research. This paper is about decadal changes in riverine macroinvertebrate communities in relation to catchment afforestation practices in  a Chinese nature reserve. Congratulations to Jun Wang for leading this interesting research!

12/10/2018: Mariana defended her thesis on macroecological patterns in northern streams. The defense was successful, and we enjoyed it greatly. We also thank Professor Nikolai Friberg from The Norwegian Institute for Nature Research for acting as Mariana's opponent in the defense.

12/10/2018: We just got a new paper accepted in
Environmental Reviews. This paper is about functional and phylogenetic diversity, and how these facets have been used in inferring environmental changes in freshwater ecosystems. A big thanks goes to Janne Alahuhta for leading this paper.

12/10/2018: I started writing a new 'NEWS' section today. Here, you will find the most important things that have happened recently or will happen soon in our research lab. Stay tuned!

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