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Recent publications

Arctic rooting depth distribution influences modelled carbon emissions but cannot be inferred from aboveground vegetation type. Blume-Werry, G., Dorrepaal, E., Keuper, F., Kummu, M., Wild, B. and Weedon, J.T. New Phytologist.

Ribbon map of the Mekong (2023-04-29). Kallio, M. 2023. Zenodo.

Modeling the drivers of eutrophication in Finland with a machine learning approach. Heikonen, S., Yli-Heikkilä, M.,  Heino, M. 2023. Ecosphere. 14:5, e4522.

Disparate history of transgressing planetary boundaries for nutrients. V. Sandström, J. Kaseva, M. Porkka, M. Kuisma, Y. Sakieh, H. Kahiluoto, 2023. Global Environmental Change. 78, p. 102628.

Urban vertical farming with a large wind power share and optimised electricity costs. Vahid Arabzadeh, Panu Miettinen, Titta Kotilainen, Pasi Herranen, Alp Karakoc, Matti Kummu, Lauri Rautkari, 2023. Applied Energy. 331, p. 120416.

Impact of international trade on water scarcity: An assessment by improving the Falkenmark indicator. Rui Zhong, Aifang Chen, Dandan Zhao, Ganquan Mao, Xu Zhao, Hao Huang, Junguo Liu, 2023. 385, p. 135740.

Contributions from climate variation and human activities to flow regime change of Tonle Sap Lake from 2001 to 2020. Khosro Morovati, Fuqiang Tian, Matti Kummu, Lidi Shi, Mahmut Tudaji, Pouria Nakhaei, Marcelo Alberto Olivares, 2023. Journal of Hydrology. 616, p. 128800.

Oil palm cultivation improves living standards and human capital formation in smallholder farm households. Daniel Chrisendo, Hermanto Siregar, Matin Qaim, 2022. World Development. 159, p. 106034.

Unpacking dasymetric modelling to correct spatial bias in environmental model outputs. Marko Kallio, Joseph H.A. Guillaume, Peter Burek, Sylvia Tramberend, Mikhail Smilovic, Alexander J. Horton, Kirsi Virrantaus, 2022. Environmental Modelling & Software. 157, p. 105511.

Beyond the Green Revolution: A roadmap for sustainable food systems research and action. Kyle Frankel Davis, Carole Dalin, Matti Kummu, Landon Marston, Prabhu Pingali, Marta Tuninetti, 2022. Environmental Research Letters. 17:10, p. 100401.

Empirical insights into knowledge-weaving processes in strategic environmental research. K. Korhonen-Kurki, S. Bor, M. Faehnle, A.-K. Kosenius, S. Kuusela, J. Käyhkö, M. Pekkonen, H. Saarikoski, M. Keskinen, 2022. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning. 24:6, p. 733-748.

Assessment of ecological water scarcity in China. Kewei Liu, Wenfang Cao, Dandan Zhao, Shuman Liu, Junguo Liu5, 2022. Environmental Research Letters. 17:10, p. 104056.

Rising agricultural water scarcity in China is driven by expansion of irrigated cropland in water scarce regions. Xinxian Qi, Kuishuang Feng, Laixiang Sun, Dandan Zhao, Xianjin Huang, Dingxiang Zhang, Zemiao Liu, Giovanni Baiocchi, 2022. One Earth. 5:10, p. 1139-1152.

Poor correlation between large-scale environmental flow violations and freshwater biodiversity: implications for water resource management and the freshwater planetary boundary. Mohan, C., Gleeson, T., Famiglietti, J. S., Virkki, V., Kummu, M., Porkka, M., Wang-Erlandsson, L., Huggins, X., Gerten, D., and Jähnig, S. C., 2022. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 26, p. 6247–6262.

A framework for assessing freshwater vulnerability along China’s Belt and Road Initiative : An exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity approach. Battamo, A. Y., Varis, O., Giesy, J. P., Oba, B. T., Aborisade, M. A., Sun, P., Yang, Y. & Zhao, L., Jun 2022, In: Environmental Science and Policy. 132, p. 247-261 15 p.

Africa’s water security in the twenty-first century.  Varis, O., 2022, In: Water International. 47, 8, p. 1235-1248 14 p.

A planetary boundary for green water. Wang-Erlandsson, L., Tobian, A., van der Ent, R. J., Fetzer, I., te Wierik, S., Porkka, M., Staal, A., Jaramillo, F., Dahlmann, H., Singh, C., Greve, P., Gerten, D., Keys, P. W., Gleeson, T., Cornell, S. E., Steffen, W., Bai, X. & Rockström, J., Jun 2022, In: Nature Reviews : Earth and Environment. 3, 6, p. 380-392 13 p.

A review of volunteers’ motivations to monitor and control invasive alien species. Andelkovic, A. A., Handley, L. L., Marchante, E., Adriaens, T., Brown, P. M. J., Tricarico, E. & Verbrugge, L. N. H., 25 May 2022, In: NeoBiota. 73, p. 153-175 23 p.

Assessment of ecological water scarcity in China. Liu, K., Cao, W., Zhao, D., Liu, S. & Liu, J., 1 Oct 2022, In: Environmental Research Letters. 17, 10, 10 p., 104056.

Food system by-products upcycled in livestock and aquaculture feeds can increase global food supply. Vilma Sandström, Anna Chrysafi, Marjukka Lamminen, Max Troell, Mika Jalava, Johannes Piipponen, Stefan Siebert, Ollie van Hal, Vili Virkki, Matti Kummu, 2022. Nature Food. 3, p. 729–740.

Targeted land management strategies could halve peatland fire occurrences in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Horton, A.J., Lehtinen, J. & Kummu, M., 2022. Communications Earth & Environment volume. 3, 204.

Quantifying Earth system interactions for sustainable food production via expert elicitation. Anna Chrysafi, Vili Virkki, Mika Jalava, Vilma Sandström, Johannes Piipponen, Miina Porkka, Steven J. Lade, Kelsey La Mere, Lan Wang-Erlandsson, Laura Scherer, Lauren S. Andersen, Elena Bennett, Kate A. Brauman, Gregory S. Cooper, Adriana De Palma, Petra Döll, Andrea S. Downing, Timothy C. DuBois, Ingo Fetzer, Elizabeth A. Fulton, Dieter Gerten, Hadi Jaafar, Jonas Jägermeyr, Fernando Jaramillo, Martin Jung, Helena Kahiluoto, Luis Lassaletta, Anson W. Mackay, Daniel Mason-D’Croz, Mesfin M. Mekonnen, Kirsty L. Nash, Amandine V. Pastor, Navin Ramankutty, Brad Ridoutt, Stefan Siebert, Benno I. Simmons, Arie Staal, Zhongxiao Sun, Arne Tobian, Arkaitz Usubiaga-Liaño, Ruud J. van der Ent, Arnout van Soesbergen, Peter H. Verburg, Yoshihide Wada, Sam Zipper, Matti Kummu, 2022. Nature Sustainability. 5, p. 830–842.

Globally widespread and increasing violations of environmental flow envelopes. Virkki, V., Alanärä, E., Porkka, M., Ahopelto, L., Gleeson, T., Mohan, C., Wang-Erlandsson, L., Flörke, M., Gerten, D., Gosling, S. N., Hanasaki, N., Müller Schmied, H., Wanders, N., and Kummu, M., 2022. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 26, p. 3315–3336.

Global human exposure to urban riverinefloods and storms. Olli Varis, Maija Taka, Cecilia Tortajada, 2022. River. 1:1, p. 80-90.

Africa’s water security in the twenty-first century.  Olli Varis, 2022. Water International, 47:8, p. 1235-1248.

Lessons from the 2018–2019 European droughts: a collective need for unifying drought risk management. Blauhut, V., Stoelzle, M., Ahopelto, L., Brunner, M. I., Teutschbein, C., Wendt, D. E., Akstinas, V., Bakke, S. J., Barker, L. J., Bartošová, L., Briede, A., Cammalleri, C., Kalin, K. C., De Stefano, L., Fendeková, M., Finger, D. C., Huysmans, M., Ivanov, M., Jaagus, J., Jakubínský, J., Krakovska, S., Laaha, G., Lakatos, M., Manevski, K., Neumann Andersen, M., Nikolova, N., Osuch, M., van Oel, P., Radeva, K., Romanowicz, R. J., Toth, E., Trnka, M., Urošev, M., Urquijo Reguera, J., Sauquet, E., Stevkov, A., Tallaksen, L. M., Trofimova, I., Van Loon, A. F., van Vliet, M. T. H., Vidal, J.-P., Wanders, N., Werner, M., Willems, P., and Živković, N., 2022. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 22, p. 2201–2217.

To what extent should we ensure the explicit inclusion of water quality within the WEF nexus? Discussion of “Water quality: the missing dimension of water in the water–energy–food nexus”. Karsten Arnbjerg-Nielsen, Animesh K. Gain, Marko Keskinen, Olli Varis & Ursula S. McKnight, 2022. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 67:8, p. 1287-1290.

A framework for assessing freshwater vulnerability along China’s Belt and Road Initiative: An exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity approach. Ashenafi Yohannes Battamo, Olli Varis, John P. Giesy, Belay Tafa Oba, Moses Akintayo Aborisade, Peizhe Sun, Yongkui Yang, Lin Zhao, 2022. Environmental Science & Policy, 132, p. 247-261.

Global trends in grassland carrying capacity and relative stocking density of livestock. Piipponen, J., Jalava, M., de Leeuw, J., Rizayeva, A., Godde, C., Cramer, G., Herrero, M., & Kummu, M, 2022. Global Change Biology. 28, p. 3902– 3919.

Bringing resilience-thinking into water governance: Two illustrative case studies from South Africa and Cambodia. A. Fallon, R.W. Jones, M. Keskinen, 2022. Global Environmental Change. 75, p. 102542.

The Cambodian Mekong floodplain under future development plans and climate change. Horton, A. J., Triet, N. V. K., Hoang, L. P., Heng, S., Hok, P., Chung, S., Koponen, J., and Kummu, M., 2022. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 22, p. 967–983.

A planetary boundary for green water. Lan Wang-Erlandsson, Arne Tobian, Ruud J. van der Ent, Ingo Fetzer, Sofie te Wierik, Miina Porkka, Arie Staal, Fernando Jaramillo, Heindriken Dahlmann, Chandrakant Singh, Peter Greve, Dieter Gerten, Patrick W. Keys, Tom Gleeson, Sarah E. Cornell, Will Steffen, Xuemei Bai, Johan Rockström, 2022. Nature Reviews Earth & Environment. 3, p. 380–392.

Incorporation of novel foods in European diets can reduce global warming potential, water use and land use by over 80. Rachel Mazac, Jelena Meinilä, Liisa Korkalo, Natasha Järviö, Mika Jalava, Hanna L. Tuomisto, 2022. Nature Food. 3, p. 286–293.

Local and non-local drivers of consumption-based water use in China during 2007–2015: Perspective of metacoupling. Yueyue Du, Dandan Zhao, Meng Jiang, Yan Bo, Changxian Wu, Olli Varis, Jian Peng, Feng Zhou, 2022. Journal of Environmental Management. 312, p. 114940.

How far are we from possible ideal virtual water transfer? Evidence from assessing vulnerability of global virtual water trade. Yueyue Du, Kai Fang, Dandan Zhao, Qingyan Liu, Zihan Xu, Jian Peng, 2022. Science of The Total Environment. 828, p. 154493.

Empirical insights into knowledge-weaving processes in strategic environmental research. K. Korhonen-Kurki, S. Bor, M. Faehnle, A.-K. Kosenius, S. Kuusela, J. Käyhkö, M. Pekkonen, H. Saarikoski, M. Keskinen, 2022. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning. 24:6, p. 733-748.

Exploring 100 years of Finnish transboundary water interactions with Russia: An historical analysis of diplomacy and cooperation. Haapala, J. and Keskinen, M, 2022. Water Alternatives 15:1, p. 93-128.

Heavy metals from heavy land use? Spatio-temporal patterns of urban runoff metal loads. Maija Taka, Nora Sillanpää, Tero Niemi, Lassi Warsta, Teemu Kokkonen, Heikki Setälä, 2022. Science of The Total Environment. 817, p. 152855.

Compound flood impact forecasting: integrating fluvial and flash flood impact assessments into a unified system. Láng-Ritter, J., Berenguer, M., Dottori, F., Kalas, M., and Sempere-Torres, D., 2022. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 26, p. 689–709.

Hotspots for social and ecological impacts from freshwater stress and storage loss. Xander Huggins, Tom Gleeson, Matti Kummu, Samuel C. Zipper, Yoshihide Wada, Tara J. Troy, James S. Famiglietti, 2022. Nature Communications volume. 13, 439.

Large net forest loss in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake protected areas during 1992–2019. Chen, A., Chen, A., Varis, O., Chen, D., 2022. Ambio. 51, p. 1889–1903.

Atmospheric deposition and precipitation are important predictors of inorganic nitrogen export to streams from forest and grassland watersheds : a large-scale data synthesis. P. H. Templer, J. L. Harrison, F. Pilotto, A. Flores-Díaz, P. Haase, W. H. McDowell, R. Sharif, H. Shibata, D. Blankman, A. Avila, U. Baatar, H. R. Bogena, I. Bourgeois, J. Campbell, T. Dirnböck, W. K. Dodds, M. Hauken, I. Kokorite, K. Lajtha, I. L. Lai, H. Laudon, T. C. Lin, S. R.M. Lins, H. Meesenburg, P. Pinho, A. Robison, M. Rogora, B. Scheler, P. Schleppi, R. Sommaruga, T. Staszewski, M. Taka, Sep 2022, In: Biogeochemistry. 160, 2, p. 219-241 23 p.

Becoming Self-Aware—How Do Self-Awareness and Transformative Learning Fit in the Sustainability Competency Discourse. Jaakkola, N., Karvinen, M., Hakio, K., Wolff, L-A., Mattelmäki, T. & Friman, M., 9 May 2022, In: Frontiers in Education. 7, 13 p., 855583.