Satu Ramula
PhD, adjunct professor

Adjunct Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Department of Biology)
Academy Research Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Department of Biology)
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Areas of expertise
Demographic methods; invasive species; plant ecology; population ecology; structured population models


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


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
( 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.  




Demographic methods, plant ecology, population ecology

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


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Permanent genetic resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 February 2013-31 March 2013. (2013)
Molecular Ecology Resources
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)

Understanding the effects of a new grazing policy: the impact of seasonal grazing on shrub demography in the Inner Mongolian steppe (2013)
Journal of Applied Ecology
Li SL, Yu FH, Werger MJA, Dong M, Ramula S, Zuidema PA
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Variability of important vital rates challenges the demographic buffering hypothesis (2013)
Evolutionary Ecology
Jakalaniemi A, Ramula S, Tuomi J
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Plant communities and the reproductive success of native plants after the invasion of an ornamental herb (2012)
Biological Invasions
Ramula Satu, Pihlaja Kati
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Causes and consequences of variation in plant population growth rate: a synthesis of matrix population models in a phylogenetic context (2010)
Ecology Letters
Buckley Y M, Ramula S, Blomberg S P, Burns J H, Crone E E, Ehrlén J, Knight T M, Pichancourt J-B Quested H, Wardle G M
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Empirical tests of life-history evolution theory using phylogenetic analysis of plant demography (2010)
Journal of Ecology
Burns J H, Blomberg S P, Crone E E, Ehrlén J, Knight T M, Pichancourt J-B, Ramula S Wardle G M, Buckley Y M
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Management recommendations for short-lived weeds depend on model structure and explicit characterization of density dependence (2010)
Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Ramula S, Buckley Y M
A1 Journal article – refereed)

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