Kaisa-Riikka Mustonen

Kaisa-Riikka Mustonen


Postdoctoral researcher

4 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 19 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 7 citations. The author has a h-index of 3.00. (Research Gate)


I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in Arctic Ecology and Biogeochemistry research group led by professor Jeffrey Welker. I am currently researching Arctic water isotope cycle to learn more about sea ice-atmosphere-hydrologic interactions in the Arctic. I am studying how these processes will be changing due to climate change and how these changes are going to affect northern freshwater ecosystems. 

Research interests

  • Arctic Water Isotope Cycle and Sea Ice Interactions
  • Climate change impacts on stream ecosystems
  • Pan Arctic Precipitation Isotope geochemistry and atmospheric processes
  • Ecological effects of changing Arctic water cycle

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Research groups

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Arctic Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Selected publications

  • Mustonen, Kaisa-Riikka; Mykrä, Heikki; Marttila, Hannu; Sarremejane, Romain; Veijalainen, Noora; Sippel, Kalle; Muotka, Timo; Hawkins, Charles P. (2018) Thermal and hydrologic responses to climate change predict marked alterations in boreal stream invertebrate assemblages. - Global Change Biology 24 (6), 2434-2446 . [Original]
  • Mustonen, Kaisa-Riikka; Mykrä, Heikki; Louhi, Pauliina; Markkola, Annamari; Tolkkinen, Miko; Huusko, Ari; Alioravainen, Nico; Lehtinen, Sirkku; Muotka, Timo (2016) Sediments and flow have mainly independent effects on multitrophic stream communities and ecosystem functions. - Ecological applications 26 (7), 2116-2129
  • Mustonen, Kaisa-Riikka; Mykrä, Heikki; Marttila, Hannu; Haghighi, Ali Torabi; Klöve, Björn; Aroviita, Jukka; Veijalainen, Noora; Sippel, Kalle; Muotka, Timo (2016) Defining the natural flow regimes of boreal rivers: relationship with benthic macroinvertebrate communities. - Freshwater Science 35 (2), 559-572 . [Original]
  • Sarremejane, Romain; Mykrä, Heikki; Huttunen, Kaisa-Leena; Mustonen, Kaisa-Riikka; Marttila, Hannu; Paavola, Riku; Sippel, Kalle; Veijalainen, Noora; Muotka, Timo (2018) Climate-driven hydrological variability determines inter-annual changes in stream invertebrate community assembly. - Oikos online, online . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Mustonen, Kaisa-Riikka (2016) Climate change and boreal rivers : predicting present-day patterns and future changes in hydrological regime and its effects on river communities. - Acta Universitatis Ouluensis. Series A, Scientiae rerum naturalium 683. Oulu. Artikkeliväitöskirja. 62. [Original]