Jani Heino (Principal Investigator)
The group leader, Dr. Jani Heino, received his doctoral degree from the University of Jyväskylä in 2002. He currently works in the Finnish Environment Institute. He is in the editorial boards of Ecography, Journal of Biogeography and Journal of Applied Ecology.
Olli-Matti Kärnä (Doctoral student)
Olli-Matti graduated from the Department of Geography of the University of Oulu in 2015. He addresses the use of different proxy variables for dispersal and local habitat conditions for understanding the organization of stream communities. Olli-Matti works at the Geography Research Unit.
Kirsti Leinonen (Doctoral student)
Kirsti graduated from the Department of Environmental Sciences of the University of Helsinki in 2008. She is working in the project on subarctic streams, with emphasis on examining differences in populations, communities and ecosystem processes among main stream types in the Könkämäeno and Tenojoki drainage basins.
Marja Lindholm (Doctoral student)
Marja graduated from the Department of Geography of the University of Oulu in 2015. Her current studies focus on ecological patterns of aquatic macrophyte communities. Marja works at the Geography Research Unit.
Hanna-Maija Toivanen (Doctoral student)
Maija graduated from the Geography Research Unit of the University of Oulu. Her PhD thesis will focus on the biodiversity-geodiversity relationships in lake environments. Maija works at the Geography Research Unit.
Saara Luukkonen (MSc student)
Saara exmained the ecological uniqueness of macrophyte floras across Europe and North America. Saara is a student at the Geography Research Unit on the University of Oulu.
Petteri Vehviläinen (MSc student)
Petteri studies if and how headwater stream assemblages can be used as surrogates for mainstem assemblages in biomonitoring of riverine ecosystems.
Raphael Ligeiro (Visiting researcher)
Raphael will stay in our lab for eight months doing research on stream biodiversity. He is from Federal University of Pará in Brazil.