Virpi Lummaa
Professor

Academy Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Department of Biology)
Department of Biology
virpi.lummaa@utu.fi
+358 29 450 2097
+358 50 438 2044

Vesilinnantie 5
Turku
Natura
Office: 242



Areas of expertise
Evolutionary ecology and genetics; human life history; natural selection; evolutionary biology of Asian elephants; ageing; senescence; behavioural ecology; lifespan; reproductive success; endocrinology; health; sex differences; socio-econimic differences;

Publications
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Demographic and evolutionary trends in ovarian function and aging (2019)
Human Reproduction Update
Laisk T., Tšuiko O., Jatsenko T., Hõrak P., Otala M., Lahdenperä M., Lummaa V., Tuuri T., Salumets A., Tapanainen J.S.
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Integration involves a trade-off between fertility and status for World War II evacuees (2019)
Nature Human Behaviour
Lynch R., Lummaa V., Panchanathan K., Middleton K., Rotkirch A., Danielsbacka M., O’Brien D., Loehr J.
(
B1 Journal article)

Investigating changes within the handling system of the largest semi-captive population of Asian elephants (2019)
PLoS ONE
Jennie A. H. Crawley, Mirkka Lahdenperä, Martin W. Seltmann, Win Htut, Htoo Htoo Aung, Kyaw Nyein, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Limits to Fitness Benefits of Prolonged Post-reproductive Lifespan in Women (2019)
Current Biology
Chapman SN, Pettay JE, Lummaa V, Lahdenperä M
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Long-term trends in wild-capture and population dynamics point to an uncertain future for captive elephants (2019)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
John Jackson, Dylan Z. Childs, Khyne U. Mar, Win Htut, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Maternal age at birth shapes offspring life-history trajectory across generations in long-lived Asian elephants (2019)
Journal of Animal Ecology
Sophie Reichert, Vérane Berger, John Jackson, Simon N. Chapman, Win Htut, Khyne U. Mar, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Whether to have a second child or not? An integrative approach to women's reproductive decision-making in current China (2019)
Evolution and Human Behavior
Liu J., Lummaa V.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Differences in age-specific mortality between wild-caught and captive-born Asian elephants (2018)
Nature Communications
Mirkka Lahdenperä, Khyne U. Mar, Alexandre Courtiol, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Early-life environment and differences in costs of reproduction in a preindustrial human population (2018)
PLoS ONE
Ilona Nenko, Adam D. Hayward, Mirre J. P. Simons, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Effects of female reproductive competition on birth rate and reproductive scheduling in a historical human population (2018)
Behavioral Ecology
Jenni E Pettay, Mirkka Lahdenperä, Anna Rotkirch, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Grandmotherhood across the demographic transition (2018)
PLoS ONE
Simon N. Chapman, Jenni E. Pettay, Mirkka Lahdenperä, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Limited support for the X-linked grandmother hypothesis in pre-industrial Finland (2018)
Biology Letters
Chapman Simon N., Pettay Jenni E., Lummaa Virpi, Lahdenperä Mirkka
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Sex differences in adult mortality rate mediated by early-life environmental conditions (2018)
Ecology Letters
Robert M. Griffin, Adam D. Hayward, Elisabeth Bolund, Alexei A. Maklakov, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The transition to modernity and chronic disease: mismatch and natural selection (2018)
Nature Reviews Genetics
Stephen Corbett, Alexandre Courtiol, Virpi Lummaa, Jacob Moorad, Stephen Stearns
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Changes in Length of Grandparenthood in Finland 1790-1959 (2017)
Finnish Yearbook of Population Research
Simon N. Chapman, Mirkka Lahdenperä, Jenni E. Pettay, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Is bigger better? The relationship between size and reproduction in female Asian elephants (2017)
Journal of Evolutionary Biology
J.A.H. Crawley, H.S. Mumby, S.N. Chapman, M. Lahdenperä, K.U. Mar, W. HTut, A. Thura Soe, H.H. Aung, V. Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Newly Digitized Database Reveals the Lives and Families of Forced Migrants from Finnish Karelia (2017)
Finnish Yearbook of Population Research
John Loehr, Robert Lynch, Johanna Mappes, Tuomas Salmi, Jenni Pettay, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Parasite-associated mortality in a long-lived mammal: Variation with host age, sex, and reproduction (2017)
Ecology and Evolution
Carly L. Lynsdale, Hannah S. Mumby, Adam D. Hayward, Khyne U. Mar, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Parent-offspring conflict over family size in current China (2017)
American Journal of Human Biology
Jianghua Liu, Chongli Duan, Virpi Lummaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2019-21-09 at 02:19