Publications (2013-)

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013


Abel S. & Akkanen J. 2019. Novel, activated carbon-based material for in-situ remediation of contaminated sediments. Environmental Science & Technology. Electronic pre-print.

Väänänen K., Abel S., Oksanen T., Nybom I., Leppänen M.T., Asikainen H., Rasilainen M., Karjalainen A.K. and Akkanen J. 2019. Ecotoxicity assessment of boreal lake sediments affected by metal mining: Sediment quality triad approach complemented with metal bioavailability and body residual studies. Science of the Total Environment 662:88-98.


Abel S. and Akkanen J. 2018. Combined Field and Laboratory Study on Activated Carbon-Based Thin Layer Capping in a PCB-Contaminated Boreal Lake. Env. Sci. & Technol. 52: 4702-4710.

Räsänen N., Kankaala P., Tahvanainen T., Akkanen J. & Saarnio S. 2018. Changes in dissolved organic matter and microbial activity in runoff waters of boreal mires after restoration. Aquatic sciences 80(2):20.

Väänänen, K., Leppänen, M.T., Chen, X. and Akkanen, J., (2018). Metal bioavailability in ecological risk assessment of freshwater ecosystems: From science to environmental management (review). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 147:430-446.


Abel S., Nybom I., Mäenpää K., Hale S., Cornelissen G., Akkanen J. 2017. Mixing and capping techniques for activated carbon based sediment remediation – efficiency and adverse Effects for Lumbriculus variegatus. Water Research 114, 104-112

Chen, X., Chen, H., Sun, Y., Zhang, X., He, C., Liu, X., Huang, X., Yang, M., Wang, F. and Väänänen, K., (2017). Shifts in the structure and function of the microbial community in the response to metal pollution of fresh water sediments in Finland. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 1-10.

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.

Han Z., Abel S., Akkanen J. and Werner D. 2017. Evaluation of strategies to minimize ecotoxic side-effects of sorbent-based sediment remediation. J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol.

Waissi, G., Väänänen, K., Nybom, I., Pakarinen, K., Akkanen, J., Leppänen, M.T. and Kukkonen, J.V.K. (2017). The chronic effects of fullereneC60-associated sediments in the midge Chironomus riparius - Responses in the first and the second generation. Environmental Pollution, 229:423-430.


Nybom I., Abel S., Mäenpää K., and Akkanen J. 2016. Effects of activated carbon amended sediment on biological responses in Chironomus riparius multi-generation testing. J. Hazard. Mater. 318: 388-395

Nybom I, Abel S, Waissi G, Väänänen K, Mäenpää K, Leppänen MT, Kukkonen JVK, Akkanen J (2016): Effects of activated carbon on PCB bioaccumulation and biological responses of Chironomus riparius in full life cycle test. Environmental Science & Technology, article in press.

Tuikka A, Leppänen MT, Akkanen J, Sormunen *AJ, Leonards PEG, van Hattum B, van Vliet LA, Brack W, Smedes F, Kukkonen JVK (2016): Predicting the bioaccumulation of polyaromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls in benthic animals in sediments. Science of the Total Environment, 563-564:396-404.

Väänänen, K., Kauppila, T., Mäkinen, J., Leppänen, M., Lyytikäinen, M. and Akkanen J. (2016). Ecological risk assessment of boreal sediments affected by metal mining: Metal geochemistry, seasonality and comparison of several risk assessment methods. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.

Gu, Y., Helenius, M., Väänänen, K., Bulanova, D., Saarela, J., Sokolenko, A., Martens, J., Imyanitov, E. and Kuznetsov, S. (2016). BRCA1-deficient breast cancer cell lines are resistant to MEK inhibitors and show distinct sensitivities to 6-thioguanine. Scientific Reports, 6:28217.


Carrasco Navarro V, Jæger I, Honkanen JO, Kukkonen JVK, Carroll JL, Camus L (2015): Bioconcentration, biotransformation and elimination of pyrene in the arctic crustacean Gammarus setosus (Amphipoda) at two temperatures. Marine Environmental Research, 110:101-109.

Han Z, Sani B, Akkanen J, Abel S, Nybom I, Karapanagioti HK, Werner D (2015): A critical evaluation of magnetic activated carbon's potential for the remediation of sediment impacted by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 286:41-47.

Lyytikäinen M, Pätynen J, Hyvärinen H, Sipilä T, Kunnasranta M (2015): Mercury and Selenium Balance in Endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal Depend on Age and Sex. Environmental Science and Technology, 49:11808-11816.

Mäenpää K, Leppänen MT, Figueiredo K, Mayer P, Gilbert D, Jahnke A, Gil-Allué C, Akkanen J, Nybom I, 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.

Nybom I, Waissi-Leinonen G, Mäenpää K, Leppänen MT, Kukkonen JVK, Werner D, Akkanen J (2015): Effects of activated carbon ageing in three PCB contaminated sediments: Sorption efficiency and secondary effects on Lumbriculus variegatus. Water Research, 85:413-421.

Waissi-Leinonen G, Nybom I, Pakarinen K, Akkanen J, Leppänen MT, Kukkonen JVK (2015): Fullerenes(nC60) affect the growth and development of the sediment-dwelling invertebrate Chironomus riparius larvae. Environmental pollution, 206:17-23.

Zhang X, Gu Q, Long XE, Li ZL, Liu DZ, Ye DH, He CQ, Liu XY, Väänänen K, Chen XP (2016): Anthropogenic activities drive the microbial community and its function in urban river sediment. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 16:716-725.


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

Pakarinen K , Akkanen J , Leppanen MT, Kukkonen JVK. Distribution of fullerenes (nC(60)) between sediment and water in freshwaters. Chemosphere 108: 320-325.


Agbo SO, Lemmetyinen J, Keinänen M, Keski-Saari S, Akkanen J, Leppänen MT, Wang Z, Wang H, Price DA, and Kukkonen JVK (2013): Response of Lumbriculus variegatus transcriptome and metabolites to model chemical contaminants. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: (Toxicology and Pharmacology) 157: 183–191.

Agbo SO, Akkanen J, Leppänen MT and Kukkonen JVK (2013): Bioconcentration of benzo(a)pyrene in Chironomus riparius and Lumbriculus variegatus in relation to dissolved organic matter and biotransformation. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 16: 1–8.

Akkanen J, Slootweg T, Mäenpää K, Leppänen MT, Agbo SO, Gallampois C and Kukkonen JVK (Book Chapter): Bioavailability of organic contaminants in freshwater environment. In: The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Vol. 19 in SPRINGER (2012). Guasch, Helena; Ginebreda, Antoni; Geiszinger, Anita (Eds.). Emerging and Priority Pollutants in Rivers: Bringing Science into River Management Plans.

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


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