Satu Ramula
PhD, adjunct professor

Academy Research Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Department of Biology)
Adjunct Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Department of Biology)

satu.ramula@utu.fi
+358 29 450 4227
+358 50 465 3149

Vesilinnantie 5
Turku





Areas of expertise
Demographic methods; invasive species; plant ecology; population ecology; structured population models

Biography



2015-2020 Academy of Finland research fellow, University of Turku
2006 PhD, Stockholm University




Research



My research focuses on population ecology and invasive species. I am broadly interested in population-level ecological, evolutionary and methodological questions, including drivers of plant invasions, species interactions, and data quality issues. I often apply structured population models to understand spatial and temporal variation in wild populations, and to produce management recommendations. I currently lead the project on 'Populations in temporally varying environments' funded by the Academy of Finland.

I am a member of the science committee for the COMPADRE
& COMADRE database
(https://www.compadre-db.org) project to create an open-access database
of matrix population models for both animals and plants from all over the world
to facilitate its usage for scientific and teaching purposes. These databases are a repository of demographic data from (mostly) published literature. As the number of published matrix population models (MPMs) grows, so do the opportunities to ask exciting questions about plant and animal demography, ecology, and evolution at a global and cross-taxonomic scale. The underlying motivation behind COMPADRE and COMADRE is to facilitate this research by collecting, digitising, and archiving MPMs at a central repository in a standardised format.  

Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=JecNUpoAAAAJ&hl=en

Website: https://www.utu.fi/en/units/sci/units/biology/research/projects/PopDyn/Pages/Satu-Ramula.aspx









Teaching

Demographic methods, plant ecology, population ecology

Recent courses at UTU: Advanced Evolutionary Biology, Laboratory Exercises in Ecology



 



Publications
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Growing competitive or tolerant? Significance of apical dominance in the overcompensating herb Gentianella campestris (2018)
Ecology
Oecologia
Lennartsson T, Ramula S, Tuomi J
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Increased male bias in eider ducks can be explained by sex-specific survival of prime-age breeders (2018)
PLoS ONE
Satu Ramula, Markus Öst, Andreas Lindén, Patrik Karell, Mikael Kilpi
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Time-lagged effects of weather on plant demography: drought and Astragalus scaphoides (2018)
Ecology
Molecular Ecology Resources
Brigitte Tenhumberg, Elizabeth E. Crone, Satu Ramula, Andrew J. Tyre
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

To breed or not to breed: drivers of intermittent breeding in a seabird under increasing predation risk and male bias (2018)
Oecologia
Markus Öst, Andreas Lindén, Patrik Karell, Satu Ramula, Mikael Kilpi
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Demographic mechanisms of disturbance and plant diversity promoting the establishment of invasive Lupinus polyphyllus (2017)
Journal of Plant Ecology
Jauni M, Ramula S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Temporal cycles and spatial asynchrony in the reproduction and growth of a rare nectarless orchid, Cypripedium calceolus (2017)
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
Sonja Hurskainen, Anne Jäkäläniemi, Veijo Kaitala, Tiiu Kull, Marilin Mõtlep, Satu Ramula, Juha Tuomi
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The generality of management recommendations across populations of an invasive perennial herb (2017)
Biological Invasions
Satu Ramula
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The invasive herb Lupinus polyphyllus attracts bumblebees but reduces total arthropod abundance (2017)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions
Ramula S, Sorvari J
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Tree removal as a management strategy for the lady's slipper orchid, a flagship species for herb-rich forest conservation (2017)
Forest Ecology and Management
Hurskainen S., Jäkäläniemi A., Ramula S., Tuomi J.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Genetic variation and population structure of the garden escaper Lupinus polyphyllus in Finland (2016)
Plant Systematics and Evolution
Li Shou-Li, Vasemägi Anti, Ramula Satu
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Genetic variation facilitates seedling establishment but not population growth rate of a perennial invader (2016)
Annals of Botany
Shou-Li Li, Anti Vasemägi, Satu Ramula
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Demographic strategies of plant invaders in temporally varying environments (2015)
Population Ecology
Li SL, Ramula S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Meta-analysis on the effects of exotic plants on the fitness of native plants (2015)
Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
Jauni M, Ramula S
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Non-native plant species benefit from disturbance: a meta-analysis (2015)
Oikos
Miia Jauni, Sofia Gripenberg, Satu Ramula
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Propagule pressure governs establishment of an invasive herb (2015)
Acta Oecologica
Ramula S, Jauni M, van Ooik T
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Linking vital rates to invasiveness of a perennial herb (2014)
Ramula S.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Permanent genetic resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 February 2013-31 March 2013. (2013)
Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium, M C Arias, Christiane Atteke, S C Augusto, J Bailey, Pilar Bazaga, Luciano B Beheregaray, Laure Benoit, Rumsaïs Blatrix, Céline Born, R M Brito, Hai-kui Chen, Sara Covarrubias, Clara de Vega, Champlain Djiéto-Lordon, Marie-Pierre Dubois, F O Francisco, Cristina García, P H P Gonçalves, Clementina González, Carla Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Michael P Hammer, Carlos M Herrera, H Itoh, S Kamimura, H Karaoglu, S Kojima, Shou-Li Li, Hannah J Ling, Pável F Matos-Maraví, Doyle McKey, Judicaël Mezui-M'Eko, Juan Francisco Ornelas, R F Park, María I Pozo, Satu Ramula, Cristina Rigueiro, Jonathan Sandoval-Castillo, L R Santiago, Miyuki M Seino, Chang-Bing Song, H Takeshima, Anti Vasemägi, C R Wellings, Ji Yan, Du Yu-Zhou, Chang-Rong Zhang, Tian-Yun Zhang
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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