Marja Lindholm

Marja Lindholm


Doctoral candidate


Marja Lindholm is a biogeographer doing her PhD studies at the Geography Research Unit. She is currently working with biodiversity patterns of aquatic plant communities related to environmental change in small boreal lakes. However, she is interested in a wide variety of freshwater organisms and environments at different spatial and temporal scales.

Research interests

  • Freshwaters
  • Temporal and spatial patterns of biodiversity
  • Aquatic macrophytes


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Research groups

  • Physical Geography Research Group (PGRG)
  • Macrophyte Biogeography Lab

Selected publications

  • Lindholm, Marja; Alahuhta, Janne; Heino, Jani; Toivonen, Heikki (2020) Temporal beta diversity of lake plants is determined by concomitant changes in environmental factors across decades. - Journal of ecology 22.9.2020, 1-14 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Lindholm, Marja; Alahuhta, Janne; Heino, Jani; Hjort, Jan; Toivonen, Heikki (2020) Changes in the functional features of macrophyte communities and driving factors across a 70-year period. - Hydrobiologia online (-), online . [Original]
  • Benito, Xavier; Vilmi, Annika; Luethje, Melina; Carrevedo, Maria Laura; Lindholm, Marja; Fritz, Sherilyn C. (2020) Spatial and temporal ecological uniqueness of Andean diatom communities are correlated with climate, geodiversity and long-term limnological change. - Frontiers in ecology and evolution 8, 260 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Lindolm, Marja; Alahuhta, Janne; Heino, Jani; Toivonen, Heikki (2019) No biotic homogenisation across decades but consistent effects of landscape position and pH on macrophyte communities in boreal lakes. - Ecography 42, online . [Original]
  • Perez Rocha, M.; Bini, L. M.; Grönroos, M.; Hjort, J.; Lindholm, M.; Karjalainen, S.-M.; Tolonen, K. E.; Heino, J. (2019) Correlates of different facets and components of beta diversity in stream organisms. - Oecologia 191 (4), 919-929 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Lindholm, Marja; Grönroos, Mira; Hjort, Jan; Karjalainen, Satu Maaria; Tokola, Laura; Heino, Jani (2018) Different species trait groups of stream diatoms show divergent responses to spatial and environmental factors in a subarctic drainage basin. - Hydrobiologia 816 (1), 213-230 . [Original]
  • Alahuhta, Janne; Lindholm, Marja; Bove, Claudia P.; Chappuis, Eglantine; Clayton, John; de Winton, Mary; Feldmann, Tõnu; Ecke, Frauke; Gacia, Esperança; Grillas, Patrick; Hoyer, Mark V.; Johnson, Lucinda B.; Kolada, Agnieszka; Kosten, Sarian; Lauridsen, Torben; Lukács, Balázs A.; Mjelde, Marit; Mormul, Roger P.; Rhazi, Laila; Rhazi, Mouhssine; Sass, Laura; Søndergaard, Martin; Xu, Jun; Heino, Jani (2018) Global patterns in the metacommunity structuring of lake macrophytes: regional variations and driving factors. - Oecologia 188 (4), 1167–1182 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Rocha, Mariana P.; Bini, Luis M.; Siqueira, Tadeu; Hjort, Jan; Grönroos, Mira; Lindholm, Marja; Karjalainen, Satu-Maaria; Heino, Jani (2018) Predicting occupancy and abundance by niche position, niche breadth and body size in stream organisms. - Oecologia 186 (1), 205-216 . [Original]