Maria Väisänen



8 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 62 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 31 citations. The author has a h-index of 4.00. (Web of Science 11.02.2019)


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 changes and specific context variablesshape 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

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