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Fields of research interests

  • Catchment hydrology
  • Isotope hydrology
  • Sedimentation engineering
  • Stream hydraulics
  • Applied water engineering methods


  • Doctor of Science (Technology), 2011, University of Oulu, Finland, Graduated with honors (Thesis)
  • Master degree of Environmental Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland


  • Fly-fishing
  • Travelling
  • Trekking and hiking
  • Photography
  • Sports
  • Skiing (downhill + cross country)

Peer-reviewed publications:

  1. Stenberg L, Tuukkanen T, Finér L, Marttila H, Piirainen S, Kløve B, Koivusalo H. Evaluation of erosion and surface roughness in peatland forest ditches using pin meter and terrestrial laser scanning. Accepted to Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
  2. Ronkanen A-K, Marttila H, Celebi A, Kløve B. 2016. The role of aluminium and iron in phosphorus removal by treatment. Ecological Engineering, 86, 190–201.
  3. Rossi PM, Marttila H, Ala-Aho P, Jyväsjärvi J, Isokangas E, Muotka T, Kløve B. 2015. Environmental conditions of boreal springs explained by capture zone characteristics. Journal of Hydrology, 531(3), 992-1002.
  4. Eskelinen R, Ronkanen A-K, Marttila H, Kløve B. 2015. Purification efficiency of a peatland-based treatment wetland during snow-melt and runoff events. Ecological Engineering, 84, 169-179.
  5. Jyväsjärvi J, Marttila H, Rossi PM, Olofson B, Nisell J, Ala-Aho P, Ilmonen J, Virtanen R, Paasivirta L, Salmela J, Muotka T, Kløve B. 2015. Climate-induced warming imposes a threat to North European spring ecosystems. Global Change Biology 21(12), 4561-4569.
  6. Marttila H, Irannezhad M, Saukkoriipi J, Kløve B. 2015. Atmospheric Circulation Patterns Influencing Variations in Organic Carbon Fluxes in the River Oulujoki, Finland. Water and Environment Journal, 29(4), 474-481.
  7. Mohammadighavam S, Heiderscheidt E, Marttila H, Kløve B. 2015. Optimization of gravity-driven hydraulic flocculators to treat peat extraction runoff water. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000955
  8. Postila H, Ronkanen A-K, Marttila H, Kløve B. 2015. Hydrology and hydraulics of treatment wetlands constructed on drained peatlands. Ecological Engineering 75, 232-241.
  9. Marttila H, Kløve B. 2015. Spatial and temporal variation in particle size and particulate organic matter content in suspended particulate matter from peatland-dominated catchments in Finland. Hydrological Processes 29 (6), 1069-1079.
  10. Stenberg L, Tuukkanen T, Finér L, Marttila H, Piirainen S, Kløve B, Koivusalo H. 2015. Ditch erosion processes and sediment transport in a drained peatland forest. Ecological Engineering 75, 421-433.
  11. Haghighi TA, Marttila H, Kløve B. 2014. Development of a new index to assess river regime impacts after dam construction. Global and Planetary Change, 122, 186-196.
  12. Tuukkanen T, Marttila H, Kløve B. 2014. Effect of soil properties on peat erosion and suspended sediment delivery in peat extraction sites. Water Resources Research 50(4), 3523-3535.
  13. Tolkkinen, M., Marttila, H., Saukkoriipi, J., Martinmäki, K., Tammela, S., Tertsunen, J., Heikkinen, K., Tuohino, J., Ihme, R., Kløve B. pH-levels in intensively drained and peatland dominated river basin: paleolimnological approach to detect impacts of past land use. 2014. Ecological Engineering, 64, 367-376.
  14. Postila H, Saukkoriipi J, Heikkinen K, Karjalainen S-K, Kuoppala M, Marttila H, Kløve B. 2014. Can treatment wetlands be constructed on drained peatlands for efficient purification of peat extraction runoff? Geoderma, 228-229, 33-34.
  15. Irannezhad M, Marttila H, Kløve B. 2014. Long-term variations and trends in precipitation in Finland.  International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.3902
  16. Marttila H, Kløve B. 2014. Storage, properties and seasonal variations in fine-grained bed sediment within the main channel and headwaters of the River Sanginjoki, Finland. Hydrological Processes 28(17), 4756-4765.
  17. Marttila H, Saarinen S, Celebi A, Klöve B. 2013. Transport of particle-associated elements in two agricultural dominated boreal river systems. Science of the Total Environment, 461-462, 693-705.
  18. Sarkkola S, Hökkä H, Nieminen M, Koivusalo H, Laurén A, Ahti E, Launiainen S, Nikinmaa E, Marttila H & Laine J. 2013. Domination of growing-season evapotranspiration over runoff makes ditch network maintenance in mature peatland forests questionable? Mires and Peat, Volume 11 Special Volume:  Peatlands In Balance: a Taster of the 14th International Peat Congress 2013
  19. Saarinen, T., Mohammadighavam, S., Marttila, H. & Klöve, B. 2013. Impact of peatland forestry on runoff water quality in areas with sulphide-bearing sediments; how to prevent acid surges? Forest Ecology and Management, 293, 17-28.
  20. Marttila H & Kløve B 2012. Use of Turbidity Measurements to Estimate Suspended Solids and Nutrient Loads from Peatland Forestry Drainage, Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 138(12), 1088–1096
  21. Marttila, H., Tammela, S. and Klöve, B. 2012. Hydraulic geometry, hydraulics and sediment properties of forest brooks after extensive erosion from upland peatland drainage. Open Journal of Modern Hydrology 2(3):59-69.
  22. Hökkä H, Hyttinen H, Marttila H, Jämsen J & Klöve B 2011. The effect of the PRC method on volume growth of tree stands in ditch maintenance areas, Silva Fennica 45(3):331-339.
  23. Marttila H & Kløve B 2010. Dynamics of erosion and suspended sediment transport from drained peatland forestry, Journal of hydrology 344(3-4):414-425.
  24. Marttila H, Vuori K-M, Hökkä, H, Jämsen, J & Kløve B 2010. Framework for designing and applying peak runoff control structures for peatland forestry conditions. Forest Ecology and Management 260(8):1262-1273.
  25. Tammela S, Marttila H, Dey S & Kløve, B 2010. Effect and design of underminer structure. Journal of Hydraulic Research 48(2):188-196.
  26. Marttila H & Kløve B 2010. Managing runoff, water quality and erosion in peatland forestry by peak runoff control. Ecological engineering 36(7):900-911.
  27. Marttila H, Postila H & Kløve, B 2010. Calibration of turbidity meter and acoustic doppler velocimetry (Triton-ADV) for sediment types present in drained peatland headwaters: Focus on particulate organic peat River research and applications 26(8):1019-1035.
  28. Marttila H & Kløve B 2009. Retention of sediment and nutrient loads with peak runoff control. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 134(2):210-216.
  29. Marttila H & Kløve B 2008. Erosion and delivery of deposited peat sediment, Water Resources Research 44, W06406

Last updated: 23.12.2015