Anna-Liisa Ruotsalainen

Anna Liisa (Annu) Ruotsalainen



30 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 842 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 138 citations. The author has a h-index of 16.00. (Google Scholar)


My main research topic is ecology of plant-fungal interactions. I am a doctor (title of docent) of plant-and fungal ecology and I am curating the the collections of Botanical museum and Botanical garden of the University of Oulu.


Human microbiome and child type I diabetes (Funding: Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg foundation for LT Ritva Nissi)

Sieniatlas (Funding: Kone foundation for a group)


Osallistava, tutkimuslähtöinen ja elämyksellinen oppiminen (funding: Finnish Cultural Foundation)

Passive hybrid treatment solutions to remove nitrogen and heavy metals from different types of waters in arctic region (Funding: ERDF)

Taimistopohjoinen (Funding: ERDF)


I am teaching courses on plant and fungal identification (basic and advanced levels). I am also partipating teaching on e.g, YVA (ympäristövaikutusten arviointi) and Symbiosis and I have responsibilities e.g., on BSc and MSc final exams on plant ecology.

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Selected publications

  • Hällfors, M.; Lehvävirta, S.; Aandahl, T.; Lehtimäki, I.-M.; Nilsson, L.O.; Ruotsalainen, A.; Schulman, L.E.; Hyvärinen, M.T. (2020) Translocation of an arctic seashore plant reveals signs of maladaptation to altered climatic conditions. - PeerJ 8, e10357 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Edesi, Jaanika; Tolonen, Jonne; Ruotsalainen, Anna Liisa; Aspi, Jouni; Häggman, Hely (2020) Cryopreservation enables long-term conservation of critically endangered species Rubus humulifolius. - Biodiversity and conservation 29, 303-314 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Tejesvi, Mysore V.; Nissi, Ritva; Saravesi, Karita; Pirttilä, Anna Maria; Markkola, Annamari; Talvensaari-Mattila, Anne; Ruotsalainen, Anna Liisa (2019) Association of prevalent vaginal microbiome of mother with occurrence of type I diabetes in child. - Scientific Reports 9, 959 . [Original]
  • Ruotsalainen, Anna Liisa (2018) Dark septate endophytes in boreal and subarctic forests. Endophytes of forest trees: biology and applications. Pirttilä, Anna Maria; Frank, A. Carolin. - Forestry Sciences 86. Ekologia ja genetiikka. 105-117. [Original]
  • Lappalainen, K.; Vogeler, N.; Kärkkäinen, J.; Dong, Y.; Niemelä, M.; Rusanen, A.; Ruotsalainen, A.L.; Wäli, P.; Markkola, A.; Lassi, U. (2018) Microwave-assisted conversion of novel biomass materials into levulinic acid. - Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery 8 (4), 965-970 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Ohenoja, Esteri; Ruotsalainen, Anna Liisa; Vauras, Jukka (2018) Mycological records from ISAM 9, Kevo, Finland. - Mycoscience 59 (4), 263-267 . [Original]