Kaisa Figueiredo

Researcher, PhD





PhD in biology (ecotoxicology), November 2017, University of Eastern Finland

MSc in biology (emphasis in ecology), April 2007, University of Joensuu

BSc in biology, November 2006, University of Joensuu



Novel and revised methods to measure bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of organic priority contaminants in aquatic environment. Funded by Academy of Finland 2008-2012, and Finnish Cultural Foundation (Häme Regional Fund) 2015-2017.



Figueiredo, Kaisa: Bioaccumulation and trophic transfer of polychlorinated biphenyls in boreal lake ecosystems. Predicting concentrations with models and passive samplers. Publications of the University of Eastern Finland. Dissertations in Forestry and Natural Sciences., no 283.

Figueiredo K, Mäenpää K, Lyytikäinen M, Taskinen J and Leppänen MT (2017): Assessing the influence of confounding biological factors when estimating bioaccumulation of PCBs with passive samplers in aquatic environments. Science of the Total Environment 601: 340-345

Mäenpää K, Leppänen MT, Figueiredo K, Mayer P, Gilbert D, Jahnke A, Gil-Allué C, Akkanen J, Nybom I, and Herve S (2015): Fate of polychlorinated biphenyls in a contaminated lake ecosystem: Combining equilibrium passive sampling of sediment and water with total concentration measurements of biota. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34: 2463-2474.

Mäenpää K, Leppänen MT, Figueiredo K, Tigistu-Sahle F and Käkelä R (2015): Sorptive Capacity of Membrane Lipids, Storage Lipids, and Proteins: A Preliminary Study of Partitioning of Organochlorines in Lean Fish from A PCB-Contaminated Freshwater Lake. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 68: 193-203.

Figueiredo K, Mäenpää K, Leppänen MT, Kiljunen M, Lyytikäinen M, Kukkonen JVK, Koponen H, Biasi C and Martikainen PJ (2014): Trophic transfer of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) in boreal lake ecosystem: testing of bioaccumulation models. Science of the Total Environment 466–467: 690–698.

Mäenpää K, Leppänen MT, Reichenberg F, Figueiredo K and Mayer P (2011): Equilibrium sampling of persistent and bioaccumulative compounds in soil and sediment – comparison of two approaches to determine equilibrium partitioning concentrations in lipids. Environmental Science and Technology 45: 1041–1047.