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Population, conservation and evolutionary ecology  group

Publications 2000 – present, pdf's

2019

Rönkä N*, Pakanen V-M*, Blomqvist D, Degtyarev VG, Golovatin M, Isakov GN, Karlionova N, Lehikoinen A, Morozov VV, Paskhalny S, Pauliny A, Pinchuk P, Rauhala P, Tomkovich P, Zakharov E, Koivula K, Kvist K (2018) Genetic diversity and differentiation in a core-edge-continuum and disjunct populations of the Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus). IBIS, in press.

Pakanen V-M, Blomqvist D, Breiehagen T, Flodin L-Å, Hildén O, Lank DB, Larsson M, Lislevand T, Nuotio K, Olsson P, Ottvall R, Pehlak H, Pauliny A, Rönkä A, Rönkä N, Schamel D, Soikkeli M, Thomson RL, Tracy D, Tomkovich P, Thorup O and Koivula K (2018) Low frequencies of supernormal clutches in the Southern Dunlin and the Temminck’s Stint. Ardea, in press

2018

Rytkönen S, Vesterinen EJ, Westerduin C, Leviäkangas T, Vatka E, Mutanen M, Välimäki P, Hukkanen M, Suokas M, Orell M (2018) From feces to data: a metabarcoding method for analyzing consumed and available prey in a bird-insect food web. – Ecology and Evolution (accepted for publication)

Tikkanen H, Balotari-Chiebao F, Laaksonen T, Pakanen V-M, Rytkönen S (2018) Habitat selection of flying pre-breeding White-tailed Eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla): implications for land use and wind farm planning. – Ornis Fennica 95: 137–150 PDF

Pakanen V-M, Ahonen E, Hohtola E & Rytkönen S (2018) Northward expanding resident species benefit from warming winters through increased foraging rates and predator vigilance. Oecologia 188: 991–999. PDF

Pakanen V-M, Jaakkonen T, Saarinen J, Rönkä N, Thomson RL, Koivula K (2018) Migration strategies of the  Baltic Dunlin: rapid jump migration in the autumn but slower skipping type spring migration. Journal of Avian Biology 49: jav-01513. doi: 10.1111/jav.01513.

Pakanen VM, Karvonen J, Mäkelä J, Hietaniemi J-P, Jaakkonen T, Kaisanlahti E, Kauppinen M, Koivula K, Luukkonen A, Rytkönen S, Timonen S, Tolvanen J, Vatka E, Orell M (2018) Cold weather increases winter site fidelity in a group living passerine. Journal of Ornithology 159: 211-219.

Pakanen V-M (2018) Large scale climate affects the timing of spring arrival but local weather determines the start of breeding in a northern Little Tern (Sternula albifrons) population. Ornis Fennica 95: 178–184. PDF

Tikkanen H, Rytkönen S, Karlin O-P, Ollila T, Pakanen V-M, Tuohimaa H, Orell M (2018) Modelling Golden eagle habitat selection and flight activity in their home ranges for safer wind farm planning. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 71:120-131

2017

Hens H, Pakanen V-M, Jäkäläniemi A, Tuomi J, Kvist L (2017) Low population viability in small endangered orchid populations: genetic variation, seedling recruitment and stochasticity. Biological Conservation 210:174-183.

Pakanen VM, Koivula K,  Flodin L-Å, Grissot A, Hagstedt R, Larsson M, Pauliny A, Rönkä N, Blomqvist D (2017) Between-patch natal dispersal declines with increasing natal patch size and distance to other patches in the endangered Southern Dunlin Calidris alpina schinzii. Ibis 159: 611–622.

Tolvanen J, Pakanen V-M, Valkama J, Tornberg R (2017) Apparent survival, territory turnover and site fidelity rates in Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis populations close to northern range limit. Bird Study 64: 168-177.

Kangas V-M, Rytkönen S, Kvist L, Käpylä T, Nygrén T & Aspi J (2017) Geographic cline in the shape of the moose mandible: indications of an adaptive trend. – Journal of Mammalian Evolution 24:233-241. 

2016

Bulla M, Valcu M, Dokter A, Dondua AG, Kosztolanyi A, Rutten A, Helm B, Sandercock BK, Casler B, Ens BJ, Spiegel CS, Hassell C, Küpper C, Minton C, Burgas i Riera D, Lank DB, Payer D, Loktionov EY, Nol E, Kwon E, Smith F, Gates HR, Hillig F, Vitnerová H, Prüter H, Johnson JA, St Clair JH, Lamarre J-F, Rausch J, Reneerkens J, Conklin JR, Burger J, Lamarre JF, Liebzeit J, Bêty J, Coleman J, Figuerola J, Hooijmeijer J, Alves JA, Smith JAM, Weidinger K, Koivula K, Gosbell K, Niles L, Koloski L, McKinnon L, Praus L, Klaassen M, Giroux M-A, Sládeček M, Boldenow M, Exo M, Goldstein MI, Šálek M, Senner N, Rönkä N, Lecomte N, Gilg O, Vincze O, Johnson O, Smith PA, Woodard PF, Tomkovich P, Battley P, Bentzen R, Lanctot R, Gates R, Porter R, Saalfeld S, Freeman S, Brown S, Yezerinac S, Székely T, Piersma T, Montalvo T, Loverti V, Pakanen V-M, Tijsen W, Kempenaers B (2016) Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds. Nature, doi:10.1038/nature20563

Laine, V.N., Gossmann, T.I., Schachtschneider, K.M., Garroway, C.J., Madsen, O.,  Verhoeven, K.J.F., de Jager, V., Megens, H-J., Warren, W.C., Minx, P., Crooijmans, R.P.M.A., Corcoran, P., The Great Tit HapMap Consortium*, Sheldon, B.C., Slate, J.,  Zeng, K., van Oers, K., Visser, M.E. & Groenen, M.A.M. 2016. Evolutionary signals of selection on cognition from the great tit genome and methylome – Nature Communications 7 Article number: 10474. doi:10.1038/ncomms10474 (* Consortium member M. Orell)

Tornberg R, Korpimäki V-M, Rauhala P & Rytkönen S 2016. Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) may affect local demographic trends of wetland bird prey species. Ornis Fennica 93: 172-185.

Vaugoyeau M, Adriaensen F, Artemyev A, Banbura J, Barba E, Biard C, Blondel J, Bouslama Z, Bouvier J-C, Camprodon J, Cecere F, Charmantier A, Charter M, Cichon M, Cusimano C, Czeszczewik D, Demeyrier V, Doligez B, Doutrelant C, Dubiec A, Eens M, Eeva T, Faivre B, Ferns PN, Forsman JT, Garcıa-del-Rey E, Goldshtein A, Goodenough AE, Gosler AG, Gregoire A, Gustafsson L, Harnist I, Hartley IR, Heeb P, Hinsley SA, Isenmann P, Jacob S, Juskaitis R, Korpimäki E, Krams I, Laaksonen T, Lambrechts MM, Leclercq B, Lehikoinen E, Loukola O, Lundberg A, Mainwaring MC, Mänd R, Massa B, Mazgajski TD, Merino S, Mitrus C, Mönkkönen M, Morin X, Nager RG, Nilsson J-Å, Nilsson SG, Norte AC, Orell M, Perret P, Perrins CM, Pimentel CS, Pinxten R, Richner H, Robles H, Rytkönen S, Senar JC, Seppänen JT, da Silva LP, Slagsvold T, Solonen T, Sorace A, Stenning MJ, Tryjanowski P, von Numers M, Walankiewicz W, Møller AP 2016. Interspecific variation in the relationship between clutch size, laying date and intensity of urbanization in four species of hole-nesting birds. Ecology and Evolution 6(16): 5907– 5920.

Longmoor GK, Lange CH, Darvell H, Walker L, Rytkönen S, Vatka E, Hohtola E, Orell M and Smulders TV (2016) Different seasonal patterns in song system volume in willow tits and great tits. - Brain, Behavior and Evolution. Published online: July 22, 2016. doi: 10.1159/000447114

Vatka E, Orell M, Rytkönen S (2016) The relevance of food peak architecture in trophic interactions. Global Change Biology 22: 1585–1594.

Tornberg R, Mikkola H & Rytkönen S (2016) Morphometric sex determination of Great Grey Owls Strix nebulosa. - Ornis Norvegica 39: 6–10.

Pakanen VM, Koivula K, Orell M, Rytkönen S, Lahti K (2016) Sex-specific mortality costs of dispersal during the settlement phase promote male philopatry in a resident passerine. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 70: 1727–1733. doi: 10.1007/s00265-016-2178-z

Pakanen V-M, Orell M, Vatka E, Rytkönen S & Broggi J 2016. Different ultimate factors define timing of breeding in two related species. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162643. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0162643

Pakanen, V.-M., Aikio, S., Luukkonen, A. and Koivula, K. (2016), Grazed wet meadows are sink habitats for the southern dunlin (Calidris alpina schinzii) due to nest trampling by cattle. Ecol Evol. 6: 7176–7187. doi:10.1002/ece3.2369

Pakanen VM, Thorup O (2016) Apparent adult survival of the critically endangered Baltic Dunlin (Calidris alpina schinzii) during a period of strong population decline. Bird study 63: 293–302.

Pakanen V-M (2016) What do ring recoveries and resightings tell us about migration and wintering of Finnish Terek Sandpipers? Wader Study 123: 69–72.

Weiser EL, Lanctot RB, Brown SC, Alves JA, Battley PF, Bentzen R, Bêty J, Bishop MA, Boldenow M, Bollache L, Casler B, Christie M, Coleman JT, Conklin JR,  English WB, Gates HR, Gilg O, Giroux M-A, Gosbell K, Hassell C, Helmericks J, Johnson A, Katrínardóttir B, Koivula K, Kwon E, Lamarre J-F, Lang J, Lank DB, Lecomte N, Liebezeit J, Loverti V, McKinnon L, Minton C, Mizrahi D, Nol E, Pakanen V-M, Perz J, Porter R, Rausch J, Reneerkens J, Rönkä N, Saalfeld S, Sittler B, Smith PA, Sowl K, Taylor A, Ward DH, Yezerinac S and Sandercock BK (2016) Effects of geolocators on demographic rates of 16 species of Arctic-breeding shorebirds. Movement Ecology 4:12

Tornberg R, Rytkönen S, Välimäki P, Valkama J & Helle P 2016. Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) may improve Black Grouse breeding success. - J Ornithol 157: 363–370.

 

2015

Pakanen V-M, Rönkä N, Thomson RL & Koivula K (2015) No strong effects of leg-flagged geolocators on return rates or reproduction of a small long-distance migratory shorebird. Ornis Fennica 92:101–111.

Pakanen V-M, Lampila S, Arppe H, Valkama J (2015) Estimating sex specific apparent survival and dispersal of Little Ringed Plovers (Charadrius dubius). Ornis Fennica, 92:172–186

Välimäki, P., Kivelä, S. M., Raitanen, J., Pakanen, V.-M., Vatka, E., Mäenpää, M. I., Keret, N., Tammaru, T. (2015), Larval melanism in a geometrid moth: promoted neither by a thermal nor seasonal adaptation but desiccating environments. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84: 817–828. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12330

 

2014

Vatka, E., Rytkönen, S. & Orell, M. 2014. Does the temporal mismatch hypothesis match in boreal populations? - Oecologia 176(2):595-605. doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3022-7

Møller, A., Adriaensen, F., Artemyev, A., Bańbura, J., Barba, E., Biard, C., Blondel, J., Bouslama, Z., Bouvier, J.-C., Camprodon, J., Cecere, F., Chaine, A., Charmantier, A., Charter, M., Cichoń, M., Cusimano, C., Czeszczewik, D., Doligez, B., Doutrelant, C., Dubiec, A., Eens, M., Eeva, T., Faivre, B., Ferns, P., Forsman, J. T., Garcia-del-Rey, E., Goldshtein, A., Goodenough, A., Gosler, A., Góźdź, I., Gustafsson, L., Hartley, I., Heeb, P., Hinsley, S., Isenmann, P., Jacob, S., Järvinen, A., Juškaitis, R., Kania, W., Korpimäki, E., Krams, I., Laaksonen, T., Leclercq, B., Lehikoinen, E., Loukola, O., Lundberg, A., Mainwaring, M., Mänd, R., Massa, B., Mazgajski, T., Merino, S., Mitrus, C., Mönkkönen, M., Morales, J., Moreno, J., Morin, X., Nager, R., Nilsson, J.-Å., Norte, A., Orell, M., Perret, P., Perrins, C., Pinxten, R., Pimentel, C., Priedniece, I., Quidoz, M.-C., Remeš, V., Richner, H., Robles Díez, H., Russell, A., Rytkönen, S., Pascoal da Silva, L., Senar, J. C., Seppänen, J., Slagsvold, T., Solonen, T., Sorace, A., Stenning, M., Török, J., Tryjanowski, P., van Noordwijk, A., von Numers, M., Walankiewicz, W., Lambrechts, M., Nilsson, S. G. & Gregoire, A. 2014. Variation in clutch size in relation to nest size in birds. - Ecology and Evolution, Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1189

Forsman, J. T., Kivelä, S. M. Jaakkonen, T., Seppänen, J.-T., Gustafsson, L. & Doligez, L. Avoiding perceived past resource use of potential competitors affects niche dynamics in a bird community. BMC Evolutionary Biology, in press.

Jaakkonen, T., Kivelä, S. M., Meier, C. M. & Forsman, J. T. The use and relative importance of intra- and interspecific social information in a bird guild. Behavioral Ecology, in press.

Tornberg R, Liuska L, Rytkönen S, Mutanen M & Välimäki P 2014. Diet shift induced rapid evolution of size and function in a predatory bird. - Oecologia 176(3): 781-788.

Kivelä, S. M., Seppänen, J.-T., Ovaskainen, O., Doligez, B., Gustafsson, L., Mönkkönen, M. & Forsman, J. T. 2014. The past and the present in decision-making: the use of con- and heterospecific cues in nest-site selection. Ecology, in press.

Loukola, O. J., Seppänen, J.-T. & Forsman, J. T. 2014. Pied flycatchers nest over other nests, but would prefer not to. Ornis Fennica, in press.

Olli J. Loukola, Toni Laaksonen, Janne-Tuomas Seppänen& Jukka T. Forsman 2014. Active hiding of information from information-parasites. BMCEvolutionary Biology 14: 32 PDF
● Highlighted for example in
- Science: http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/03/scienceshot-why-great-tits-hide-their-nests
- National Geographic: http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/06/the-information-parasites/

Raitanen, J., Forsman, J. T., Kivelä, S. M., Mäenpää, M. I. &Välimäki, P. 2014.  Attraction to conspecific eggs may guide oviposition site selection in a solitary insect. Behavioral Ecology 25: 110-116.

Møller, A., Adriaensen, F., Artemyev, A., Bańbura, J., Barba, E., Biard, C., Blondel, J., Bouslama, Z., Bouvier, J.-C., Camprodon, J., Cecere, F., Chaine, A., Charmantier, A., Charter, M., Cichoń, M., Cusimano, C., Czeszczewik, D., Doligez, B., Doutrelant, C., Dubiec, A., Eens, M., Eeva, T., Faivre, B., Ferns, P., Forsman, J. T., Garcia-del-Rey, E., Goldshtein, A., Goodenough, A., Gosler, A., Góźdź, I., Gustafsson, L., Hartley, I., Heeb, P., Hinsley, S., Isenmann, P., Jacob, S., Järvinen, A., Juškaitis, R., Kania, W., Korpimäki, E., Krams, I., Laaksonen, T., Leclercq, B., Lehikoinen, E., Loukola, O., Lundberg, A., Mainwaring, M., Mänd, R., Massa, B., Mazgajski, T., Merino, S., Mitrus, C., Mönkkönen, M., Morales, J., Moreno, J., Morin, X., Nager, R., Nilsson, J.-Å., Norte, A., Orell, M., Perret, P., Perrins, C., Pinxten, R., Pimentel, C., Priedniece, I., Quidoz, M.-C., Remeš, V., Richner, H., Robles Díez, H., Russell, A., Rytkönen, S., Pascoal da Silva, L., Senar, J. C., Seppänen, J., Slagsvold, T., Solonen, T., Sorace, A., Stenning, M., Török, J., Tryjanowski, P., van Noordwijk, A., von Numers, M., Walankiewicz, W., Lambrechts, M., Nilsson, S. G. & Gregoire, A. 2014. Clutch size variation in Western Palearctic secondary hole-nesting passerine birds in relation to nest box design. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 353-362..

Pakanen VM, Rönkä N, Thomson R, Koivula K 2014. Informed renesting decisions: the effect of nest predation risk. Oecologia 174: 1159-1167

Pakanen V-M, Hongell H, Aikio S, Koivula K 2014. Little tern breeding success in artificial and natural habitats: modelling population growth under uncertain vital rates. Population Ecology 56: 581-591.

Thomson RL*, Pakanen V-M*, Tracy DM, Kvist L, Lank DB, Rönkä A, Koivula K 2014. Providing parental care entails variable mating opportunity costs for male Temminck’s stints. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 1261-1272.  * joint first authors    

Vatka, E., Kangas, K., Orell, M., Lampila, S., Nikula, A. & Nivala, V. 2014 Nest site selection of a primary hole-nesting passerine reveals means to developing sustainable forestry - Journal of Avian Biology 45(2):187-196. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-048X.2013.00250.x

 

2013

Loukola, O., Seppänen, J.-T., Krams, I. & Torvinen, S. & Forsman, J. T. 2013. Observed fitness may affect niche overlap in competing species via selective social information use.  American Naturalist 182: 474-483. PDF

Forsman, J. T., Reunanen, P., Jokimäki, J. & Mönkkönen, M. 2013. Effects of canopy gap disturbance on forest birds in boreal forests. Annales Zoologici Fennici 50: 316-326.

Jaakkonen, T., Kari A. & Forsman, J. T. 2013. Flycatchers copy conspecifics in nest-site selection but neither personal experience nor frequency of tutors have an effect. PLoS ONE 8 (3): e60395. PDF

Petri T. Niemelä, Anssi Vainikka, Jukka T. Forsman, Olli J. Loukola, Raine Kortet. 2013. How does variation in the environment and individual cognition explain the existence of consistent behavioural differences? Ecology and Evolution 3: 457–464. doi: 10.1002/ece3.451 PDF

Forsman, J. T., Mönkkönen, M., Korpimäki, E., & Thomson, R. L. 2013. Mammalian nest predator feces as a cue in avian habitat selection decisions. Behavioral Ecology 24: 262-266.

Anni Koskela, Salla Kaartinen, Jouni Aspi, Ilpo Kojola, Pekka Helle, Seppo Rytkönen 2013. Does grey wolf presence affect the habitat selection of wolverines? - Ann. Zool. Fenn. 50: 216-224.

Tatjana Krama, Valērija Suraka, Markku Hukkanen, Seppo Rytkönen, Markku Orell, Dina Cīrule, Markus J. Rantala, Indrikis Krams 2013. Physiological condition and blood parasites of breeding Great Tits: a comparison of core and northernmost population. - Journal of Ornithology 154: 1019-1028.

2012

Thomson. R. L., Tomás, G., Forsman, J. T. & Mönkkönen, M. 2012. Manipulating individual decisions and environmental conditions reveal individual quality in decision-making and non-lethal costs of predation risk. PLoS ONE 7(12): e52226. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052226. PDF

Forsman, J. T., Seppänen, J.-T. & Nykänen, I. L. 2012. Observed heterospecific clutch size can affect offspring investment decisions. Biology Letters 8: 341-343.
 ● Highlighted in Nature: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v480/n7378/full/480416c.html

Loukola, O., Seppänen, J.-T. & Forsman, J. T. 2012. Intraspecific trait transfer in nest-site selection. Animal Behaviour, 83: 879-883.

Karvonen, J., Orell, M., Rytkönen, S., Broggi, J. & Belda, E. 2012. Population dynamics of an expanding passerine at the distribution margin. - Journal of Avian Biology 43: 102-108.

Indrikis Krams, Valērija Suraka, Dina Cīrule, Markku Hukkanen, Lea Tummeleht, Pranas Mierauskas, Rytkönen Seppo, Markus J. Rantala, Jolanta Vrublevska, Markku Orell, Tatjana Krama 2012. A Comparison of Microscopy and PCR Diagnostics for Low Intensity Infections of Haemosporidian Parasites in the Siberian Tit Poecile cinctus. - Ann. Zool. Fenn. 49: 331-340.

Krama, T., Bērziņš, A., Rytkönen, S., Rantala, M.J., Wheatcroft, D. & Krams, I. 2012. Linking anti-predator behaviour and habitat quality: group effect in nest defence of a passerine bird. – Acta Etholociga 15:127-134.

Rönkä N, Kvist L, Pakanen V-M, Rönkä A, Degtyaryev V, Tomkovich P, Tracy D & Koivula K 2012. Phylogeography of the Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii): historical vicariance but little present genetic structure in a regionally endangered Palearctic wader. Diversity and distributions 18: 704--716.

2011

Thomson, R. L., Forsman, J. T. & Mönkkönen, M. 2011. Risk taking in natural predation risk gradients: support for risk allocation from breeding pied flycatchers. Animal Behaviour 82: 1443 – 1447.

Forsman, J. T. & Seppänen, J.-T. 2011. Learning what (not) to do: testing rejection and copying of heterospecific behavioural trait. Animal Behaviour 81: 879-883.

Seppänen, J.-T., Forsman, J. T., Mönkkönen, M., Krams, I. & Salmi, T. 2011. New behavioural trait adopted or rejected by observing heterospecific tutor fitness. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: 278: 1736-1741.

Illera, J.C., Koivula, K., Broggi, J., Päckert, M., Martens, J. & Kvist L  2011. A.multi-gene approach reveals a complex evolutionary history in the Cyanistes species group. Molecular Ecology 20: 4123-4139. 

Eero Nikinmaa, Markku Orell, Pasi Kolari, Lauri Arvola, Samuli Sairanen, Annikki Mäkelä, Lauri Valsta, Pertti Hari, Satu Lampila, Katja Kangas, Emma Vatka, Seppo Rytkönen, Ari Nikula, Vesa Nivala 2011. Metsätalous - Ekosysteemipalvelut ja elinkeinot – haavoittuvuus ja sopeutuminen muuttuvaan ilmastoon. VACCIA-hankkeen yhteenvetoraportti. - Suomen ympäristö 26: 46-51.

Pakanen, V-M, Luukkonen, A & Koivula, K. 2011. Nest predation and trampling as management risks in grazed coastal meadows. Biodiversity and Conservation 20: 2057-2073.          

Pakanen, V-M., Hildén, O., Rönkä, A., Belda, E-J, Luukkonen, A., Kvist, L. & Koivula, K. 2011. Breeding dispersal strategies following reproductive failure explain low apparent survival of immigrant Temminck's stints. Oikos 120: 615-622

Szöllősi, E., Cichoń, M., Eens, M., Hasselquist, D., Kempenaers, B., Merino, S., Nilsson, J.-Å., Rosivall, B., Rytkönen, S., Török, J., Wood, M.J., Zsolt Garamszegi, L. 2011. Determinants of distribution and prevalence of avian malaria in blue tit populations across Europe: separating host and parasite effects. – Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 2014-2024.

Vatka, E., Orell, M. & Rytkönen, S. 2011. Warming climate advances breeding and improves synchrony of food demand and food availability in a boreal passerine. - Global Change Biology 17: 3002-3009.

2010

Forsman, J.T., Reunanen, P, Jokimäki, J. & Mönkkönen, M. 2010. The effects of small-scale disturbance on forest birds: a meta-analysis. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 40: 1833-1842.

Thomson, R. L., Tomás, G., Forsman, J.T., Broggi, J. & Mönkkönen, M . 2010. Predator proximity as a stressor during breeding: increased mass loss, stress protein induction and work load in female flycatchers. Ecology 91: 1832-1840.

Broggi, J., Hohtola, E., Koivula, K., Orell M 2010. Idle slow as you grow old: longitudinal age-related metabolic decline in a wild passerine. Evol. Ecol. 24:177-184

Kangas, K., Luoto, M., Ihantola, A. Tomppo, E. and Siikamäki, P.  2010. Recreation induced changes in boreal bird communities in protected areas. Ecological Applications 20:1775-1786.

Krams, I., Cīrule, D., Krama, T., Hukkanen, M., Rytkönen, S., Orell, M., Iezhova, T.A., Valkiūnas, G., Rantala, M.J., & Tummeleht, L. 2010. Effect of forest management on haematological parameters, blood parasites, and reproductive success of the Siberian tit Poecile cinctus in northern Finland.  – Ann. Zool. Fenn. 27: 335-346.

Lambrechts M. M., Adriaensen F., Ardia D. R., Artemyev A. V., Atiénzar F., Bańbura J., Barba E., Bouvier J.C., Camprodon J., Cooper C. B., Dawson R. D., Eens M., Eeva T., Faivre B., Garamszegi L. Z., Goodenough A. E., Gosler A. G., Grégoire A., Griffith S. C., Gustafsson L., Johnson L. S., Kania W., Keišs O., Llambias P. E., Mainwaring M. C., Mänd R., Massa B., Mazgajski T. D., Moller A. P., Moreno J., Naef-Daenzer B., Nilsson J.- C., Norte A. C., Orell M., Otter K. A., Park Ch. R., Perrins Ch. M., Pinowski J., Porkert J., Potti J., Remes V., Richner H., Rytkönen S., Shiao M.T., Silverin B., Slagsvold T., Smith H. G., Sorace A., Stenning M. J.,  Stewart I., Thompson Ch. F., Török J., Tryjanowski P., van Noordwijk A. J., Winkler D. W., Ziane N. 2010. The design of artificial nestboxes for the study of secondary hole-nesting birds: a review of methodological inconsistencies and potential biases. - Acta Ornithologica 45: 1-26.

Pakanen, V-M., Rönkä, A., Belda, E-J., Luukkonen, A., Kvist, L. & Koivula, K. 2010. Impact of dispersal status on estimates of local population growth rates in a Temminck’s Stint (Calidris temminckii) population. Oikos 119: 1493 – 1503.

2009

Mönkkönen, M., Forsman, J.T., Kananoja, T. & Ylönen, H. 2009. Indirect cues of nest predation risk and avian reproductive decisions. Biology Letters 5: 176-178.

Forsman, J.T. & Martin, T.E. 2009. Habitat selection for parasite-free space by hosts of parasitic cowbirds. Oikos 118: 464-470.

Forsman, J.T., Hjernquist, M.B., Gustafsson, L. 2009. Experimental evidence for the use of interspecific density based information use in forest birds. Ecography 32: 539-545.

Hjernquist, M. B., Thuman Hjernquist, K., Forsman, J. T. & Gustafsson, L. 2009. Sex allocation in response to local resource competition over resources. Behavioral Ecology 20: 335-339.

Broggi, J., Hohtola, E., Koivula , K., Orell, M. Nilsson J-Å 2009. Long term repeatability of winter basal metabolic rate and mass in a wild passerine. Functional Ecology 23:768-773.

Barrientos, R., Kvist, L., Barbosa, A., Valera, F., López-Iborra, G. and Moreno, E. 2009. Colonization patterns and genetic structure of peripheral populations of the trumpeter finch (Bucanetes githagineus) from Northwest Africa, the Canary Islands and the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Biogeography 36: 210-219.

Belda, E. J., Kvist, L., Monrós, J.S., Ponnikas, S., and Torralvo, C, 2009. Use of molecular techniques and discriminant analyses to determine with biometric measurements two subspecies of reed bunting Emberiza schoeniclus. Ardeola 56: 85-94.

Bochenski, Z., Tomek, T., Tornberg, R. &  Wertz, K. 2009:  Distinguishing nonhuman predation on birds: pattern of damage done by the white-tailed eagle Haliaetus albicilla, with comments on the puncturesmade by the golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos. – Journal of Archaeological Science 36 (2009) 122--129.

Kangas, K., Tolvanen, A., Kälkäjä, T. & Siikamäki, P. 2009: Ecological Impacts of Revegetation and Management Practices of Ski Slopes in Northern Finland. – Environmental Management 44: 408-419

Lampila, P., Mönkkönen, M. & Rajasärkkä, A. 2009: The ability of forest reserves to maintain  original fauna – why has the Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita abietinus) disappeared from  eastern central Finland? – Ornis Fennica 86: 71-80.

Lampila, S., Wistbacka, R., Mäkelä, A. & Orell, M. 2009: Survival and population growth rate of the threatened Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans) in a fragmented forest landscape. – Ecoscience 16(1): 66-74.

Lampila, S., Kvist,L., Wistbacka,R and Orell, M. 2009. Genetic diversity and population differentiation in the endangered Siberian flying squirrel Pteromys volans in a fragmented landscape. European Journal of Wildlife Research 55: 397-406.

O'Hara R.B., Lampila, S. and Orell, M. Estimating rates of births, deaths and immigration from mark-recapture data. Biometrics 65: 275-281.

Thorup, O., Timonen, S., Blomqvist, D., Flodin, L-Å., Jönsson, P.E., Larsson, M., Pakanen, V-M. & Soikkeli, M. 2009. Migration and wintering of Baltic Dunlins Calidris alpina schinzii with known breeding origin. Ardea 97: 43 – 50.

Tornberg, R., Mönkkönen, M. & Kivelä, S. 2009: Landscape and season effects on the diet of the Goshawk. – Ibis 151: 396--400.

Van den Steen E., Pinxten R., Jaspers V.L.B., Covaci A., Barba E., Carere C., Cichón M., Dubiec A., Eeva T., Heeb P., Kempenaers B., Lifjeld J.T., Lubjuhn T., Mänd R., Massa B., Nilsson J-Å., Norte A.C., Orell M., Podzemny P., Sanz J.J., Senar J.C., Soler J.J., Sorece A., Török J., Visser M.E., Winkel W. & Eens M.  Brominated flame retardants and organochlorines in the European environment using great tit eggs as a biomonitoring tool – Environment international 35: 310-317

Van den Steen, E., E., Pinxten. R., Covaci, A., Carere, C., Eeva, T., Heeb, P., Kempenaers, B., Lifjeld, J.T., Massa,B., Norte, A.C., Orell, M., Sanz, J.J., Senar, J.C., Sorace, A., Eens, M. (2009). The use of blue tit eggs as a biomonitoring tool of organohalogenated pollutants in the European environment. – Science of the Total Environment (Available online, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.12.028

2008

Forsman, J.T., Hjernquist, M.B., Taipale, J. & Gustafsson, L. 2008. Competitor density cues for habitat quality facilitating habitat selection and investment decisions. Behavioral Ecology 19: 539-545.

Forsman, J.T. & Thomson, R. L. 2008. Evidence of information collection from heterospecifics in cavity nesting birds. Ibis 150: 409-412.

Koivula, K, Pakanen VM, Rönkä A & Belda E 2008. Steep past and future population decline in an arctic wader: dynamics and viability of Baltic Temminck's stints Calidris temminckii. Journal of Avian Biology 39: 329-340

Rönkä A, Kvist L, Karvonen J, Koivula K, Pakanen VM, Schamel D, Tracy DM 2008. Population genetic structure in the Temminck’s stint Calidris temminckii , with an emphasis on Fennoscandian populations  Conservation Genetics 9:29-37

2007

Seppänen, J.-T. & Forsman J.T. 2007. Interspecific social learning: novel preference can be copied from a competing species. Current Biology 17: 1248-1252.
- Our study got media coverage in almost every continent and in several science related internet posts (e.g., Cordis News, LiveScience, ScienceDaily). It also has been used as an example in many textbooks (e.g., Breed M.D. & Moore J. 2010 (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 1, Oxford, Academic Press and Westneat, D.F. & Fox, C. (eds) 2010. Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology. Oxford University Press).

Seppänen, J.-T., Forsman, J.T., Mönkkönen, M. & Thomson, R. L. 2007. Social information use is a process across space, time and ecology, reaching heterospecifics. Ecology 88: 1622-1633.

Forsman, J.T., Thomson, R. L. & Seppänen, J. –T. 2007. Mechanisms and fitness effects of interspecific information use between resident and migrant birds. – Behavioral Ecology 18: 888-894.

18. Veen, T., Svedin, N., Forsman, J.T., Hjernquist, M.B., Qvarnström, A., Thuman Hjernquist, K.A., Träff, J. & Klaassen, M. 2007. Does suboptimal migration of hybrids contribute to post-zygotic isolation in flycatchers? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences 274: 707-712.

Broggi J, Hohtola E; Koivula K, Orell M, Thomson R, Nilsson, J-Å 2007. Sources of variation in winter basal metabolic rate in the great tit. Functional Ecology 21: 528-533

Kangas, K., Sulkava, P., Koivuniemi, P., Tolvanen, A.,  Siikamäki, P. and Norokorpi, Y. 2007. What determines the area of impact around campsites? A case study in a Finnish national park. Forest Snow and Landscape Research 8: 139-150

Khoury , F., Azar, J. and Kvist, L. 2007.  On the phylogenetics and population differentiation of the Great Tit and Blue Tit in Jordan, Journal of Ornithology 148: 525-530.

Kvist, L., Arbabi, T., Päckert, M., Orell, M. and Martens, J. 2007. Population differentiation in the marginal populations of the great tit (Paridae: Parus major), Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 90: 201-210.

Mutanen, M., Rytkönen, S., Linden, J. 2007: Male genital variation in a moth Pammene luedersiana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). – Eur. J. Entomol. 104: 259-265.

Mäki-Petäys H., Corander J., Aalto J., Liukkonen T., Helle P. & Orell M. (2007). No genetic evidence of sex-biased dispersal in a lekking bird, the capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus). – Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20, 865-873.

Mönkkönen, M., Husby, M., Tornberg, R., Helle, P. & Thomson, R.L. 2007: Predation as a landscape effect: the trading off by prey species between predation risks and protection benefits. --Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 619-629.

Päckert, M., Martens, J., Tieze, D-T., Dietzen, C., Wink, M. and Kvist L. 2007. Calibration of a molecular clock in tits (Paridae)- do nucleotide substitution rates of mitochondrial genes deviate from the 2% rule? Mol. Phyl Evol 44: 1-14.

Rytkönen, S., Kvist, L., Mikkonen, R. and Orell, M. 2007. Intensity of nest defence is not related to degree of paternity in the willow tit Parus montanus. J.Avian Biology 38: 273-277.

Tornberg, R. & V. Reif 2007: Assessing the diet of birds of prey: a comparison of prey items found in nests and images. – Ornis Fennica 84 (1): 21-31.

2006

Bensch, S., Irwin, D., Irwin, J., Kvist, L. and Åkesson, S. 2006. Conflicting patterns of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA diversity in Phylloscopus warblers. Mol. Ecol. 15: 161-171.

Kvist, L. 2006. Response to ‘Taxonomic status of ‘phylogroups’ in the Parus teneriffae complex (Aves)’ by George Sangster. Mol. Phyl Evol, 38:290.

Kvist, L. and Rytkönen, S. 2006. Characterization of a secondary contact zone of the Great tit Parus major and the Japanese tit P. minor (Aves: Passeriformes) in Far Eastern Siberia with DNA markers. Zootaxa, 1325: 55-73.

Laaksonen, J., Laaksonen , T., Välimäki, P., Itämies, J. & Rytkönen, S. 2006. A new efficient bait trap model for lepidoptera surveys — the "Oulu-model". — Entomologica Fennica 17: 153---160.

Lampila, S., Orell, M.; Belda, E.; Koivula, K 2006.  Importance of adult survival, local recruitment and  immigration in a declining boreal forest passerine, the willow tit Parus montanus. Oecologia  148: 405-413.

Päckert, M., Dietzen, C., Martens, J., Wink, M. and Kvist L. 2006. Radiation of Atlantic goldcrests Regulus regulus spp.: evidence of a new taxon from the Canary Islands. J. Avian Biology, 37: 364-380.

Thomson R.L., Forsman J.T., Mönkkönen M., Hukkanen M., Koivula K, Rytkönen S. and Orell, M 2006. Predation risk landscape effects on fitness related measures in a resident bird. Oikos 113: 325-333. 

Rönkä A., Koivula K, Ojanen M, Pakanen V-M., Pohjoismäki Marko, Rannikko, K. and Rauhala, P. 2006. Increased nest predation in a declining and threatened Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii population. Ibis 148: 55-66.

Tornberg, R, Korpimäki, E. & Byholm, P. 2006. Ecology of the northern goshawk in Fennoscandia. – Studies Avian Biol. 31: 141-157.

Reif, V. & Tornberg, R. 2006. Using time-lapse digital video recording for a nesting study of birds of prey. – European Journal of Wildlife Res. 52: 251-258.

Tornberg, R. 2006. The response of the Goshawk (Accipiter gentiles) to changing grouse (Tetraonidae spp) populations. In Koskimies,P & Lapshin, N.V. (eds.). Status of raptor populations in eastern Fennoscandia. Proceedings of the workshop, Karelia, Russia. Petrozavodsk 2006, 184 pp.

2005

Illera, J. C., Kvist, L., Broggi, J., Koivula, K. 2005. Colonicación y diversificación de los Herrerillos Comunes en las Islas Canarias. Nueva subespecie en Gran Canaria? La Garcilla 123: 12-15.

Kvist, L. Broggi, J. Illera, J.C.  Koivula K. 2005. Colonisation and diversification of the blue tits (Parus caeruleus teneriffae) in the Canary Islands. Mol. Phyl Evol. 34:501-511.

Laaksonen, J., Laaksonen, T., Itämies, J., Rytkönen, S. & Välimäki, P. 2005: A new efficient bait trap model for Lepidoptera surveys – the ”Oulu-model”. – Entomologica Fennica (in press)

Reif, V., Tornberg, R. & Korpimäki, E. 2005. Predation impact of raptors on grouse. XXVII th Congress of the International. Union of Game Biologists, Book of Extended Abstarcts: 450-451. DSV-Verlagsgesellscaft mbH, Edition Natur life, Hamburg.

Tornberg, R., Korpimäki, E., Jungell, S. & Reif, V. 2005. Delayed numerical response of goshawks to population fluctuations of forest grouse. – Oikos 111: 408-415.

Tornberg, R., Korpimäki, E., Jungell S. & Reif, V. 2005. Role of goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) predation in long and short-term population dynamics of grouse. XXVII th Congress of the International. Union of Game Biologists, Book of Extended Abstarcts: 186-187. DSV-Verlagsgesellscaft mbH, Edition Natur life, Hamburg.

Reif, V., Tornberg, R. & Korpimäki, E. 2005. Predation impact of raptors on grouse. XXVII th Congress of the International. Union of Game Biologists, Book of Extended Abstarcts: 450-451. DSV-Verlagsgesellscaft mbH, Edition Natur life, Hamburg.

2004

Hakkarainen, H., Mykrä, S., Kurki, S., Tornberg, R. & Jungell, S. 2004. Competitive interactions among raptors in boreal forests. – Oecologia 141: 420-424.

Hakkarainen, H., Mykrä, S., Kurki, S., Tornberg, R., Jungell, S. & Nikula, A. 2004: Long-term change in territory occupancy pattern of goshawks (Accipiter gentilis). – Ecoscience 11(4): 399-403.

Kvist, L., Viiri, K., Dias, P. C., Rytkönen, S. and Orell, M. 2004. Glacial history and colonization of Europe by the blue tit (Parus caeruleus). J. Avian Biol. 35: 352-359.

Liukkonen, T., Rätti, O., Kvist, L., Helle, P. and Orell, M. 2004. Lack of genetic structuring and subspecies differentiation in the capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) in Finland. Annales Zoologici Fennici 41: 619-633.

Rautiainen, P., Koivula K, Hyvärinen, M. 2004. The effect of within-genet and between-genet competition on sexual reproduction and vegetative spread in Potentilla anserine ssp. egedii. J. Ecol 92: 505-511.

Reif, V., Jungell, S., Korpimäki, E. Tornberg, R. & Mykrä, S. 2004. Numerical response of common buzzards and predation rate of main and alternative prey under fluctuationg food conditions. – Ann. Zool. Fennici 41: 599-607.

Reif, V., Tornberg, R. & Huhtala, K. 2004. Juvenile grouse in the diet of some raptors. – J. Raptor Res. 38(3): 243-249.

Ruokonen, M., Kvist, L., Aarvak, T., Markkola, J., Morozov, V., Syroechkovsky, E. Jr., Tolvanen, P., Oien, I. and Lumme, J. 2004. Population genetic structure and conservation of the lesser white-fronted goose Anser erythropus. Conservation Genetics 5: 501-512.

2003

Broggi, J., Koivula, K., Lahti, K. & Orell, M. 2003: Seasonality in daily body mass variation in a hoarding boreal passerine. Oecologia 137: 627-633.

Huhta, E., Rytkönen, S. & Solonen, T. 2003: Plumage characteristics of prey in Sparrowhawk predation - the between species comparison. - Ecology 84: 1793-1799.

Kvist, L. 2003. On the phylogenetic status of the British great tit Parus major newtoni and blue tit P. caeruleus obscurus. Avian Science 3:31-35.

Kvist, L., Martens, J., Higuchi, H., Nazarenko, A. A., Valchuk, O. P. and Orell, M. 2003. Evolution and genetic structure of the great tit (Parus major) complex. Proc R. Soc. Lond. B 270:1447-1454.

Kvist, L., Martens, J., Nazarenko, A.A. and Orell, M. 2003. Paternal leakage of mitochondrial DNA in the great tit (Parus major). Mol. Biol. Evol. 20: 243-247.

Markkola, J., Niemelä, M. & Rytkönen, S. 2003: Diet selection by the lesser white-fronted goose Anser erythropus in a spring staging area. – Ecography 26: 705-714.

Rytkönen, S. & Krams, I. 2003: Does foraging behaviour explain the poor breeding success of great tits Parus major in northern Europe? - Journal of Avian Biology 34: 288-297.

Siffczyk, C., Brotons, L., Kangas. K. & Orell, M. 2003. Home range size of willow tits: a response to winter habitat loss. Oecologia 136:635-642.

Sulkava, S., Huhtala, K., Rajala, P. & Tornberg, R. 2003. Kotkan saaliinvalinta metsäkanalintulajien ja niiden sukupuolten kesken Suomessa 1957-97. – Suomen Riista 49: 44-54.

Uimaniemi, L, Orell M., Kvist, L., Jokimäki, J., and Lumme J. 2003. Genetic variation of the Siberian tit (Parus cinctus) populations at regional level: a mitochondrial sequence analysis. Ecography 26:98-106

2002

Koivula, K, Orell M Lahti K. 2002. Plastic daily fattening routines in willow tits. J.Anim. Ecol. 71: 816-823.

Ruokonen, M. and Kvist, L. 2002. Structure and evolution of the avian mitochondrial control region. Mol. Phyl. Evol. 23: 422-432.

Rytkönen, S. 2002: Nest defence in great tits Parus major: support for parental investment theory. - Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 52: 379-384.

2001

Kvist, L., Martens, J., Ahola, A. and Orell, M. 2001. Phylogeography of a Palaearctic sedentary passerine, the willow tit (Parus montanus). J. Evol Biol. 14: 930-941.

Korpimäki, V-M., Rauhala, P. & Tornberg, R. 2001. Muuttohaukan ravinnosta suhteessa pesimälinnustoon. – Linnut 36 (3): 10-13.

Reif, V., Tornberg, R., Jungell, S. & Korpimäki, E. 2001. Diet of common buzzards in Finland supports the alternative prey hypothesis. – Ecography 24: 267-274.

Rytkönen, S. & Orell, M. 2001: Great tits (Parus major) lay too many eggs: experimental evidence in mid-boreal habitats. - OIKOS 93: 439-450.

Reif, V., Tornberg, R., Jungell, S. & Korpimäki, E. 2001. Diet of common buzzards in Finland supports the alternative prey hypothesis. – Ecography 24: 267-274.

Tornberg, R. 2001. Pattern of Goshawk Accipiter gentilis predation on four forest grouse species in northern Finland. – Wildlife Biology 7 (4): 245-256.

Tornberg, R. 2001: Kanahaukan saalistus ja kanalintujen kannanmuutokset. – Linnut 36 (1): 6-10.

Tornberg, R. & Colpaert, A. 2001. Survival, ranging, habitat choice and diet of the northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) during winter in northern Finland. Ibis 143: 41-50.

Välkkilä, M., Melkoniemi, M., Kvist, L., Kuivaniemi, H., Tromp, G., and Ala-Kokko, L. 2001. Genomic organization of human COL3A1 and COLA2 genes. COLA5 has evolved differently than other minor fibrillar collagen genes. Matrix Biology 20: 357-366.

2000

Brotons, L., Orell, M., Lahti, K. & Koivula, K. 2000. Costs and benefits of age-related microhabitat segregation in willow tit winter flocks. Ethology 106:993-1005

Mönkkönen, M., Tornberg, R. & Väisänen, P. 2000. Kanahaukka voi vähentää lintujen pesiin kohdistuvaa saalistusta suomalaisissa metsämaisemissa. - Suomen Riista 46: 27-36.

Ruokonen, M., Kvist, L. and Lumme, J. 2000. Close relatedness between mitochondrial DNA from seven Anser goose species. J. Evol. Biol. 13:532-540.

Ruokonen, M., Kvist, L., Tegelström, H. and Lumme, J. 2000. Goose hybrids, captive breeding and restocking of Fennoscandian Lesser-White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus), Conservation Genetics 1:277-283

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