Saija Saarni

Geology (Department of Geography and Geology)
+358 50 467 1032

Akatemiankatu 1

Areas of expertise
paleoclimatology; paleolimnology; environmental change; lacustrine sediments; sedimentary processes of microplastic litter


My research interests are to study 1) climatic and anthropogenic forcing of lake sedimentation and catchment erosion, and 2) sedimentary processes of micro plastic litter in aquatic environments. My current focus is to understand climate-catchment dynamics as well as sediment transportation and accumulation in various geological environments in detail.


Varve Distribution Reveals Spatiotemporal Hypolimnetic Hypoxia Oscillations During the Past 200 Years in Lake Lehmilampi, Eastern Finland (2019) Salminen S, Saarni S, Tammelin M, Fukumoto Yu, Saarinen T
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Arctic hydroclimate variability during the last 2000 years: current understanding and research challenges (2018)
Climate of the Past
Hans W. Linderholm, Marie Nicolle, Pierre Francus, Konrad Gajewski, Samuli Helama, Atte Korhola, Olga Solomina, Zicheng Yu, Peng Zhang, William J. D'Andrea, Maxime Debret, Dmitry V. Divine, Björn E. Gunnarson, Neil J. Loader, Nicolas Massei, Kristina Seftigen, Elizabeth K. Thomas, Johannes Werner, Sofia Andersson, Annika Berntsson, Tomi P. Luoto, Liisa Nevalainen, Saija Saarni, Minna Väliranta
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Differential North Atlantic control of winter hydroclimate in late Holocene varved sediments of Lake Kortejärvi, eastern Finland (2018)
Markus Czymzik, Eeva Haltia, Saija Saarni, Timo Saarinen, Achim Brauer
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Varves (2018) Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences Saarni Saija
A3 Book chapter)

A late Holocene record of solar-forced atmospheric blocking variability over Northern Europe inferred from varved lake sediments of Lake Kuninkaisenlampi (2016)
Quaternary Science Reviews
Saija Saarni, Francesco Muschitiello, Stefanie Weege, Achim Brauer, Timo Saarinen
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Organic lacustrine sediment varves as indicators of past precipitation changes: a 3,000-year climate record from Central Finland (2015)
Journal of Paleolimnology
Saija Saarni, Timo Saarinen, Anssi Lensu
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Mineralogical evidence of Middle Miocene glacial ice in the central Arctic Ocean sediments (2009)
Ninna Immonen, Kari Strand, Saija Turunen
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Climatic transitions in the Arctic as revealed by mineralogical evidence from the Upper Cenozoic sediments in the central Arctic Ocean and the Yermak Plateau (2008)
Norwegian Journal of Geology
Kari Strand, Juho Junttila, Taija Lahtinen, Saija Turunen
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Last updated on 2019-21-09 at 02:20