Kimmo Tolonen



Contact information

Tel: +358 295 251 037

Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
Nature solutions
Freshwater ecology
Street address: Survontie 9 A
FI-40500 Jyväskylä, Finland

Google Scholar


  • Aquatic ecology, biodiversity and functioning of freshwater ecosystems and bioassessment with special emphasis on benthic macroinvertebrates
  • Human impacts on water bodies and aquatic biodiversity
  • Bioassessment and ecological status of freshwaters with special emphasis on benthic macroinvertebrates
  • Conservation of aquatic biodiversity
  • Quality assurance of macroinvertebrate taxonomic identifications, interlaboratory proficiency tests

Research and expertise

  • Freshwater biodiversity
  • Status and function of freshwater ecosystems
  • Human impacts on freshwaters
  • Bioassessment and ecological status classification of freshwaters
  • Community ecology and statistical community analyses
  • Taxonomic identifications of benthic macroinvertebrates
  • Application of eDNA-methods in aquatic research and monitoring

Research and development projects

  • Regoverning the existing hydropower system: integrating ecological, economic and societal aspects of sustainability, SusHydro
  • Mining impacts on the environment and biodiversity, The International Resource Panel
  • Quantitative development of required monitoring programmes in Finnish river systems: industry-specific and nationwide temporal survey with future guidelines, VesiVeikko
  • Modelling and assessment of freshwater biodiversity loss using biological monitoring data, VESIBIO
  • Utilization of eDNA methods in water status and biodiversity assessment, eDNA-monitor
  • Freshabit Life IP – veden valtakunnassa tapahtuu, 2016-2022
  • Scaling biodiversity in tropical and boreal streams: implications for diversity mapping and environmental assessment, ScaleBio, 2014-2017


Up-to-date lists of publications in Google Scholar Kimmo T. Tolonen @Google scholar and ResearchGate.

Published 2023-02-06 at 16:51, updated 2023-02-07 at 12:49

Target group: