Erkki Korpimäki


Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Department of Biology)

ekorpi@utu.fi
Vesilinnantie 5
Turku
Natura
Office: 212





Areas of expertise
Ecology, Evolution

Biography



A total of 284 articles published in international scientific journals with
referee practice and 1 scientific monograph during 1978-2018, as well as 27 Ph.D. theses
supervised during 1993-2018 (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Erkki_Korpimaeki
for more complete list of publications). Most of these papers have been
published in high-quality international natural science, ecology and behavioural
ecology journals, including Nature (3 papers in 1993-2018), Trends Ecol. Evol.
(3), Biol. Reviews (2), Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B (12), BioScience (2), Global
Change Biol. (2), PLoS one (6), Ecol. Monogr. (2), Ecology (9), J. Anim. Ecol.
(14), Oikos (34), Oecologia (20), Ecol. Letters (1), Ecography (5), Methods in
Ecol. Evol. (1), Biol. Cons. (2), Ecoscience (7), Funct. Ecol. (2), Evol. Ecol.
(5), Evol. Ecol. Res. (1), Behav. Ecol. (3), Anim. Behav. (5), and Behav. Ecol.
Sociobiol. (8). These papers are also highly cited: a total of  >11500 citations
in Web of Sci. during 1984-2018 (h-index 62).






Research

Our team does research in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Our current project is on population dynamics, reproductive success, dispersal and survival of avian predators in relation to habitat change (e.g. forest loss and intensification of agricultural practices) and climate change in northern ecosystems.

There is a pressing need to understand how changing climate interacts with land-use change to affect predator-prey interactions in fragmented landscapes. This is particularly true in boreal ecosystems facing fast climate change and intensification in forestry practices. We investigate the relative influence of climate changes and habitat loss  and degradation on the food storing behaviour, body condition, over-winter survival, reproductive success and costs of reproduction of a generalist predator in boreal forest. Our model species is the pygmy owl, and its main food resources, small rodents and birds. We have collected a unique dataset of >20 000 prey items accumulated in larders of pygmy owls in autumns during 2002-2018.



Publications
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EFFECTS OF PREDATOR REMOVAL ON VERTEBRATE PREY POPULATIONS - BIRDS OF PREY AND SMALL MAMMALS (1995)
Oecologia
NORRDAHL K, KORPIMAKI E
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

MORTALITY FACTORS IN A CYCLIC VOLE POPULATION (1995)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
NORRDAHL K, KORPIMAKI E
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

PREDATOR PRESENCE MAY BENEFIT - KESTRELS PROTECT CURLEW NESTS AGAINST NEST PREDATORS (1995)
Oecologia
NORRDAHL K, SUHONEN J, HEMMINKI O, KORPIMAKI E
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

SMALL CARNIVORES AND PREY POPULATION-DYNAMICS IN SUMMER (1995)
Annales Zoologici Fennici
NORRDAHL K, KORPIMAKI E
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

AVIAN PREDATION RISK MODIFIES BREEDING BIRD COMMUNITY ON A FARMLAND AREA (1994)
Ecology
SUHONEN J, NORRDAHL K, KORPIMAKI E
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

REPRODUCTIVE INVESTMENT UNDER FLUCTUATING PREDATION RISK - MICROTINE RODENTS AND SMALL MUSTELIDS (1994)
Evolutionary Ecology
KORPIMAKI E, NORRDAHL K, VALKAMA J
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

PREDATION AND INTERSPECIFIC COMPETITION IN 2 MICROTUS VOLES (1993)
Oikos
NORRDAHL K, KORPIMAKI E
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

DO BREEDING NOMADIC AVIAN PREDATORS DAMPEN POPULATION FLUCTUATIONS OF SMALL MAMMALS (1991)
Oikos
KORPIMAKI E, NORRDAHL K
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

NUMERICAL AND FUNCTIONAL-RESPONSES OF KESTRELS, SHORT-EARED OWLS, AND LONG-EARED OWLS TO VOLE DENSITIES (1991)
Ecology
KORPIMAKI E, NORRDAHL K
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

RESPONSES OF STOATS AND LEAST WEASELS TO FLUCTUATING FOOD ABUNDANCES - IS THE LOW PHASE OF THE VOLE CYCLE DUE TO MUSTELID PREDATION (1991)
Oecologia
KORPIMAKI E, NORRDAHL K, RINTAJASKARI T
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

AVIAN PREDATION ON MUSTELIDS IN EUROPE .1. OCCURRENCE AND EFFECTS ON BODY SIZE VARIATION AND LIFE TRAITS (1989)
Oikos
KORPIMAKI E, NORRDAHL K
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

AVIAN PREDATION ON MUSTELIDS IN EUROPE .2. IMPACT ON SMALL MUSTELID AND MICROTINE DYNAMICS - A HYPOTHESIS (1989)
Oikos
KORPIMAKI E, NORRDAHL K
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

LONG-TERM POPULATION-DYNAMICS OF THE COMMON SHREW SOREX-ARANEUS IN FINLAND (1989)
Annales Zoologici Fennici
HENTTONEN H, HAUKISALMI V, KAIKUSALO A, KORPIMAKI E, NORRDAHL K, SKAREN UAP
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

LOW PROPORTION OF SHREWS IN THE DIET OF SMALL MUSTELIDS IN WESTERN FINLAND (1987) KORPIMAKI E, NORRDAHL K
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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