• Curriculum vitae

    • since 10/2016: Research Associate at Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry Group, Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster, Germany
    • 2012 -  2016: Graduation (Dr. rer. nat. / PhD) in Environmental Sciences at Environmental Change Research Unit, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland. PhD awarded on 14 June 2016

    Dissertation “Holocene carbon dynamics and atmospheric radiative forcing of different types of peatlands in Finland”

    • 2010 - 2012: Policy advisor nature and landscape conservation and sustainable agriculture at Province of Overijssel, Netherlands
    • 03/2010: Master of Science Biology, Special Plant Ecology, Wageningen University, Netherlands

    Master thesis: “The influence of vegetation structure on plant species richness in dune valleys” at Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology Group

    • 09/2009 - 02/2010: Internship abroad at University College Cork, Ireland (ERASMUS grant)

    Research project “Environmental parameters influencing DOC and NO3 concentration and export from grassland catchments” at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

    • 2008: Minor “Earth System Ecology” on global biogeochemistry at Earth System Science and Climate Change Group
    • 09/2007: Bachelor of Science Biology, Special Ecology, Wageningen University, Netherlands

    Bachelor thesis: “Influence of flooding on river floodplane vegetation”, at Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology group

  • Research Interests


    • Palaeoecology
    • Biogeochemistry
    • Vegetation succession
    • Sensitivity to climate change
  • Teaching

    • Hydrology Field Course for B.Sc. students (2017, 2018, 2019)
    • Analysis and Modeling of Biogeochemical Cycles for M.Sc. students (2016, 2017, 2018)
    • Student Research Projects
    • Supervision of B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses

    Research Articles (Journals)

    • AV Gallego-Sala, DJ Charman, S Brewer, SE Page, IC Prentice, P Friedlingstein, S Moreton, MJ Amesbury, DW Beilman, S Björck, T Blyakharchuk, C Bochicchio, RK Booth, J Bunbury, P Camill, D Carless, RA Chimner, M Clifford, E Cressey, C Courtney-Mustaphi, F De Vleeschouwer, R de Jong, B Fialkiewicz-Koziel, SA Finkelstein, M Garneau, E Githumbi, J Hribjlan, J Holmquist, PDM Hughes, C Jones, MC Jones, E Karofeld, ES Klein, U Kokfelt, A Korhola, T Lacourse, G Le Roux, M Lamentowicz, D Large, M Lavoie, J Loisel, H Mackay, GM MacDonald, M Makila, G Magnan, R Marchant, K Marcisz, A Martínez Cortizas, C Massa, PJH Mathijssen, D Mauquoy, T Mighall, FJG Mitchell, P Moss, J Nichols, PO Oksanen, L Orme, MS Packalen, S Robinson, TP Roland, NK Sanderson, ABK Sannel, N Silva-Sánchez, N Steinberg, GT Swindles, TE Turner, J Uglow, M Väliranta, S van Bellen, M van der Linden, B van Geel, G Wang, Z Yu (2018) Latitudinal limits to the predicted increase of the peatland carbon sink with warming. Nature Climate Change, 8: 907-913, doi: 10.1038/s41558-018-0271
    • PJH Mathijssen, N Kähkölä, J-P Tuovinen, A Lohila, K Minkkinen, T Laurila, M Väliranta (2017) Lateral expansion and carbon exchange of a boreal peatland in Finland resulting in 7000 years of positive radiative forcing. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122(3): 526-577, doi: 10.1002/2016JG003749
    • PJH Mathijssen, M Väliranta, A Korrensalo, P Alekseychik, T Vesala, J Rinne, E-S Tuittila (2016) Reconstruction of Holocene carbon dynamics in a large boreal peatland complex, southern Finland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 142: 1-15, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.04.013
    • CC Treat, MC Jones, P Camill, A Gallego-Sala, M Garneau, JW Harden, G hugelius, ES Klein, U Kokfelt, P Kuhry, J Loisel, PJH Mathijssen, JA O’Donnell, PO Oksanen, TM Ronkainen, ABK Sannel, J Talbot, M Väliranta (2016) Effects of permafrost aggradation on peat properties as determined from a pan-Arctic synthesis of plant macrofossils. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 121, doi: 10.1002/2015JG003061
    • J Loisel, Z Yu, DW Beilman, P Camill, J Alm, D Anderson, S Andersson, B Fiałkiewicz-Kozieł, K Barber, LR Belyea, J Bunbury, FM Chambers, DJ Charman, F de Vleeschouwer, SA Finkelstein, M Garneau, D Hammarlund, J Holmquist, P Hughes, MC Jones, ES Klein, U Kokfelt, A Korhola, P Kuhry, A Lamarre, M Lamentowicz, D Large, M Lavoie, G MacDonald, G Magnan, M Gałka, PJH Mathijssen, D Mauquoy, J McCarroll, TR Moore, J Nichols, B O’Reilly, P Oksanen, D Peteet, PJH Richard, S Robinson, T Ronkanien, M Rundgren, B Sannel, T Thom, E-S Tuittila, M Turetsky, M Väliranta, M van der Linden, B van Geel, S van Bellen, D Vitt, Y Zhao, W Zhou (2014) A circum-Arctic database and synthesis of peatland soil properties and Holocene carbon accumulation. The Holocene, 24(9): 1028-1042, doi: 10.1177/0959683614538073
    • PJH Mathijssen, J-P Tuovinen, A Lohila, M Aurela, S Juutinen, T Laurila, E Niemelä, E-S Tuittila, M Väliranta (2014) Development, carbon accumulation and radiative forcing of a subarctic fen over the Holocene. The Holocene, 24(9): 1156-1166, doi: 10.1177/0959683614538072