Publications by our staff

Sormunen JJ, Andersson T, Jouni Aspi, Jaana Bäcke, Tony Cederber, Noora Haavisto, Hanna Halonen, Jari Hänninen, Jasmin Inkinen, Niko Kulha, Maija Laaksonen, John Loehr, Satu Mäkelä, Katja Mäkinen, Joanna Norkko, Riku Paavola, Pauliina Pajala, Tuukka Petäjä, Anna Puisto, Ella Sippola, Martin Snickars, Janne Sundell, Niko Tanski, Antti Uotila, Ella-Maria Vesilahti, Eero J. Vesterinen, Silja Vuorenmaa, Hannu Ylönen, Jari Ylönen, and Klemola T. (2020) Monitoring of ticks and tick-borne pathogens through a nationwide research station network in Finland. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases [JUFO 1]

Vasko V, Blomberg AS, Vesterinen  EJ, Suominen  KM, Ruokolainen  L, Brommer  JE, Norrdahl  K, Niemelä  P, Laine VN, Selonen V, Santangeli  A, Lilley TM. (2020) Within-season changes in habitat use of forest-dwelling boreal bats. Ecology and Evolution  [JUFO 1]

Kaunisto K, Roslin T, Forbes M, Morrill A, Puisto A, Sääksjärvi IE, Lilley T and Vesterinen EJ. (2020) Threats from the Air: Damselfly Predation on Diverse Prey Taxa. Journal of Animal Ecology. 1365-2656.13184.  [JUFO 2]

Muinonen A, Rinne V and Vesterinen EJ. (2019) Dichrooscytus fervens sp. n., a new species of Miridae (Hemiptera, Heteroptera) from Finland. Entomologica Fennica 30: 159–167. [JUFO 1]

Sormunen J, Sippola E, Kaunisto K, Vesterinen EJ and Sääksjärvi I. (2019) First evidence of Ixodiphagus hookeri (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) parasitization in Finnish castor bean ticks (Ixodes ricinus L.). Experimental and Applied Acarology [JUFO 1]

Gripenberg S, Basset Y, Lewis OT, Terry JC, Wright SJ, Simón I, Fernández DC, Cedeño‐Sanchez M, Rivera M, Barrios H, Brown JW, Calderón O, Cognato AI, Kim J, Miller SE, Morse GE, Pinzón‐Navarro S, Quicke DL, Robbins RK, Salminen J and Vesterinen EJ. (2019) A highly resolved food web for insect seed predators in a species‐rich tropical forest. Ecology Letters 22: 1638-1649 [JUFO 3]

Heim O, Puisto AIE, Fukui D and Vesterinen EJ. (2019) Molecular evidence of bird-Eating behavior in Nyctalus AviatorActa Ethologica  [JUFO 1]

Hokynar K, Kurkela S, Nieminen T, Saxen H, Vesterinen EJ, Mannonen L, Pietikäinen R and Puolakkainen M. (2019) Parachlamydia acanthamoebae detected during a pneumonia outbreak in southeastern Finland, in 2017–2018. Microorganisms 7: 141. [JUFO 1]

Klemola T, Sormunen JJ, Mojzer J, Mäkelä S and Vesterinen EJ. (2019) High Tick Abundance and Diversity of Tick-Borne Pathogens in a Finnish City. Urban Ecosystems. 22: 817–826.  [JUFO 1]

Ossa J, Johnson J, Puisto AIE, Rinne V, Sääksjärvi IE, Waag A, Vesterinen EJ and Lilley TM. (2019) The Klingon batbugs: morphological adaptations in the primitive bat bugs, Bucimex chilensis and Primicimex cavernis, including updated phylogeny of Cimicidae. Ecology and Evolution. 9, 1736–1749.  [JUFO 1]

Rytkönen S, Vesterinen EJ, Westerduin C, Leviäkangas T, Vatka E, Mutanen M, Välimäki P, Hukkanen M, Suokas M, Orell M (2019) From feces to data: a metabarcoding method for analyzing consumed and available prey in a bird-insect food web. Ecology and Evolution 9, 631–639. [JUFO 1]

Eitzinger B, Abrego NA, Gravel D, Huotari TT, Vesterinen EJ and Roslin TV (2019) Assessing changes in arthropod predator-prey interactions through DNA-based gut content analysis – variable environment, stable diet. Molecular Ecology [JUFO 3]

Deagle BE, Thomas AC, McInnes JC, Clarke LJ, Vesterinen EJ, Clare EL, Kartzinel TR, Eveson JP (2019) Counting with DNA in metabarcoding studies: how should we convert sequence reads to dietary data? Molecular Ecology. 28, 391–406. [JUFO 3]

Koskinen J, Roslin T, Nyman T, Abrego N, Michell C, and Vesterinen EJ (2019) Finding flies in the mushroom soup: host specificity of fungus-associated communities revisited with a novel molecular method. Molecular Ecology. 28, 190–202. [JUFO 3]

Sormunen JJ, Klemola T, Hänninen J, Mäkelä S, Vuorinen I, Penttinen R, Sääksjärvi IE and Vesterinen EJ(2018) The importance of study duration and spatial scale in pathogen detection – Evidence from a tick-infested island. Emerging Microbes & Infections. 7, 189.  [JUFO 1]

Laaksonen M, Klemola T, Feuth E, Sormunen JJ, Puisto AIE, Mäkelä S, Penttinen R, Ruohomäki K, Hänninen J, Sääksjärvi IE, Vuorinen I, Hytönen J* and Vesterinen EJ* (2018) Tick-borne pathogens in Finland: comparison of Ixodes ricinus and I. persulcatus in sympatric and parapatric areas. Parasites & Vectors. 11, 556. [* Equal contributions] [JUFO 1]

Vesterinen EJ, Puisto AIE, Blomberg A and Lilley TM (2018) Table for five, please: dietary partitioning in boreal bats. Ecology and Evolution. 8, 10914–10937. [JUFO 1]

Hokynar K, Salava A, Vesterinen EJ, Lauerma A, Ranki A, and Puolakkainen M (2018) Chlamydiales Bacterial Sequences in Lesional and Healthy Skin of Patients with Parapsoriasis. Acta Dermato-Venereologica98, 898–899.  [JUFO 2]

Schmidt NM, Mosbacher JB, Eitzinger B, Vesterinen EJ, Roslin T (2018) High resistance towards herbivore-induced habitat change in a high Arctic arthropod community. Biology Letters 14, 20180054.  [JUFO 2]

Schmidt NM, Mosbacher JB, Vesterinen EJ, Roslin T, and Michelsen A (2018) Limited dietary overlap amongst resident Arctic herbivores in winter: complementary insights from complementary methods. Oecologia187, 689–699.  [JUFO 2]

Basset Y, Dahl C, Ctvrtecka,R, Gripenberg S, Lewis OT, Segar ST, Klimes P, Barrios H, Brown JW, Bunyavejchewin S, Butcher BA, Cognato AI, Davies S, Kaman O, Knizek M, Miller SE, Morse GE, Novotny N, Pongpattananurak N, Pramual P, Quicke DLJ, Robbins RK, Sakchoowong W, Schutze M, Vesterinen EJ, Wang W, Wang Y, Weiblen G and Wright JS (2018) A cross-continental comparison of assemblages of seed- and fruit-feeding insects in tropical rainforests: faunal composition and rates of attack. Journal of Biogeography45, 1395–1407.  [JUFO 2]

Kaunisto K, Roslin T, Sääksjärvi I ja Vesterinen EJ (2017) Pellets of proof: First glimpse of the dietary composition of adult odonates as revealed by metabarcoding of feces. Ecology and Evolution 7 (20), 8588-8598. [JUFO 1]

Lehtonen S, Lehtonen I, Teräs A, Varrela J, Virta P ja Vesterinen EJ (2017) DNA barcoding reveals widespread occurrence of Leptidea juvernica (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) in southern Finland. Entomologisk Tidskrift 138:2 [JUFO 1]

Laaksonen M, Sajanti E, Sormunen JJ, Penttinen R, Hänninen J, Ruohomäki K, Sääksjärvi I, Vesterinen EJ, Vuorinen I, Hytönen J, Klemola T (2017) Crowdsourcing-based nationwide tick collection reveals the distribution of Ixodes ricinus and I. persulcatus and associated pathogens in Finland. Emerging Microbes & Infections 6, e31. doi:10.1038/emi.2017.17 [JUFO 1]

Lilley TM, Wilson CA, Bernard RF, Willcox EV, Vesterinen EJ, Webber QMR, Kurpiers L, Prokkola JM, Ejotre I, Kurta A, Field KA, Reeder DM and Pulliainen AT (2017) Molecular Detection of Candidatus Bartonella mayotimonensis in North American Bats. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases DOI: 10.1089/vbz.2016.2080[JUFO 1]

Hokynar K, Vesterinen EJ, Lilley TM, Pulliainen A, Korhonen S, Paavonen J, and Puolakkainen M (2016) Molecular evidence of Chlamydia-like organisms in the faeces of the bat Myotis daubentoniiApplied and Environmental Microbiology, AEM.02951–16. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02951-16 [JUFO 1]

Sormunen JJ, Penttinen R, Klemola T, Vesterinen EJ, Hänninen J. (2016) Anaplasma phagocytophilum in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks in southwestern Finland. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 70:491–500. DOI: 10.1007/s10493-016-0093-7  [JUFO 1]

Hokynar K, Sormunen J, Vesterinen EJ, Partio E, Lilley T, Timonen V, Panelius J, Ranki A, and Puolakkainen M (2016) Chlamydia-Like Organisms (CLOs) in Finnish Ixodes ricinus Ticks and Human Skin. Microorganisms4, 28. DOI:10.3390/microorganisms4030028 [JUFO 1]

Vesterinen EJ, Ruokolainen L, Wahlberg N, Peña C, Roslin T, Laine VN, Vasko V, Sääksjärvi IE, Norrdahl K, and Lilley TM (2016) What you need is what you eat? Prey selection by the bat Myotis daubentoniiMolecular Ecology. 24: 1581-1594. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13564 [JUFO 3]

Sormunen JJ, Penttinen R, Klemola T, Hänninen J, Vuorinen I, Laaksonen M, Sääksjärvi IE, Ruohomäki K, Vesterinen EJ (2016) Tick-borne bacterial pathogens in southwestern Finland. Parasites & Vectors 9:168, 1–10. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-016-1449-x [JUFO 1]

Eeva T, Andersson T, Berglund ÅMM, Brommer J, Hyvönen R, Klemola T, Laaksonen T, Loukola O, Morosinotto C, Rainio K, Sirkiä PM, Vesterinen EJ (2016) Species and abundance of ectoparasitic flies (Diptera) in pied flycatcher nests in Fennoscandia. Parasites & Vectors 8:648. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-1267-6 [JUFO 1]

Sormunen JJ, Klemola T, Vesterinen EJ, Vuorinen I, Hytönen J, Hänninen J, Ruohomäki K, Sääksjärvi IE, Tonteri E, Penttinen R (2016) Assessing the abundance, seasonal questing activity, and Borrelia and tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) prevalence of Ixodes ricinus ticks in a Lyme borreliosis endemic area in Southwest Finland. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 1: 208–215. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.10.011 [JUFO 1]

Wirta H*, Vesterinen EJ*, Hambäck PA, Weingartner E, Rasmussen C, Reneerkens J, Schmidt NM, Gilg O, Roslin T. (2015) Exposing the structure of an Arctic food web. Ecology and Evolution 17:3842–3856. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1647 [*Equal contributions] [JUFO 1]

Malinga GM, Valtonen A, Vesterinen EJ, Nyeko P, Roininen H (2014) Communities of galling insects on Neoboutonia macrocalyx trees in continuous forests and remnants of forest fragments in Kibale, Uganda. African Entomology 22: 742–754. DOI: 10.4001/003.022.0421 [JUFO 1]

Malinga GM, Valtonen A, Nyeko P, Vesterinen EJ, Roininen H (2014) Bottom-up impact on the cecidomyiid leaf galler and its parasitism in a tropical rainforest. Oecologia 2: 511–520. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-014-3024-5[JUFO 2]

Veikkolainen V*, Vesterinen EJ*, Lilley T, Pulliainen AT (2014): Bats as Reservoir Hosts of Human Bacterial Pathogen, Bartonella Mayotimonensis. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 6: 960–967. DOI: 10.3201/eid2006.130956 [* Equal contributions] [JUFO 2]

Vesterinen EJ, Lilley T, Laine VN, Wahlberg N (2013): Next Generation Sequencing of Fecal DNA Reveals the Dietary Diversity of the Widespread Insectivorous Predator Daubenton’s Bat (Myotis daubentonii) in Southwestern Finland. PLoS ONE 8 (11). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082168 [JUFO 1]

Lilley T, Ruokolainen L, Vesterinen EJ, Paasivirta L, Norrdahl K (2012) Sediment organic tin contamination promotes impoverishment of non-biting midge species communities in the Archipelago Sea, S-W Finland. Ecotoxicology 21: 1333–1344. DOI: 10.1007/s10646-012-0887-2 [JUFO 1]

Lilley TM, Meierjohann A, Ruokolainen L, Peltonen J, Vesterinen EJ, Kronberg L, Nikinmaa M. (2012) Reed beds may facilitate transfer of tributyltin from aquatic to terrestrial ecosystems through insect vectors in the Archipelago Sea, SW Finland. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 31: 1781–1787. DOI: 10.1002/etc.1878 [JUFO 2]

Pilipenko V, Salmela J, Vesterinen EJ (2012) Description and DNA barcoding of Tipula (Pterelachisus) recondita sp. n. from the Palaearctic region (Diptera, Tipulidae). ZooKeys 192: 51–65. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.192.2364. [JUFO 1]

Sorvari J, Härkönen SK, Vesterinen EJ (2012) First record of an indoor pest sawtoothed grain beetle Oryzaephilus surinamensis (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) from wild outdoor wood ant nest. Entomologica Fennica 23: 69–71. [JUFO 1]

Salokannel J, Wahlberg N, Vesterinen EJ, Martinez J, & González M. (2012) A Study of a Caddisfly Oxyethira falcata Morton, 1893 (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) by Means of Genital Morphology and DNA barcoding. Entomologica Fennica 23: 199–205. [JUFO 1]