Maria Väisänen

Maria Väisänen



13 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 115 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 50 citations. The author has a h-index of 5.00. (Web of Science 28.12.2020)


I am a terrestrial ecologist with a specific interest on herbivore-plant-soil interactions and their impacts on biogeochemical processes. I am interested in how climate change and environmental context  shape and control these interactions at local scales. As study systems, I use arctic-alpine and/or permafrost-affected tundra ecosystems as well as boreal forests and peatlands. 

Research interests

  • ecosystem ecology
  • soil microbiology, enzymology
  • climate change
  • reindeer grazing


Thesis supervisions

Master thesis: The impacts of reindeer grazing, wintertime climate change and habitat type on boreal pine forest understory CO2 exchange
Master thesis: Pitkäaikaisen kokeellisen lämmityksen ja sadannan lisäämisen vaikutukset arktisella tundralla:kasvillisuuden vasteet vähäisiä