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FI-00014 University of Helsinki

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Anu Kaakinen, Ph.D.

Kaakinen

Main Areas of Teaching

  • Sedimentology

Fields of Research

  • Continental environment change in China during Neogene
  • Sedimentology

Activites in Associations

  • Suomen geologinen seura ry. (Geological Society of Finland)
  • International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS)

Contact

  • tel: +358-9-19150819
  • email: anu.kaakinen@helsinki.fi
  • mail: Department of Geosciences and Geography, P.O.Box 64, FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Kaakinen

Fig: Anu Kaakinen on field at Bahe Formation in Central China

Publications

Kaakinen, A., Passey, B.H., Zhang Z., Liu, L., Pesonen, L.J. & Fortelius, M. (in press): Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Classical Dragon Bone Localities of Baode County, Shanxi Province. In Wang, X. et al. (eds): Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology. New York: Columbia University Press.

Zhang Z., Kaakinen, A., Liu L., Lunkka, J.P., Sen, S., Qiu Z., Zheng, S. & Fortelius, M. (in press): Mammalian Biochronology of the Late Miocene Bahe Formation. In Wang, X. et al. (eds): Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology. New York: Columbia University Press.

Zhang, Z., Kaakinen, A., Wang, L., Liu, L., Liu, Y., Fortelius, M. 2012: Middle Miocene Ochotonids (Ochotonidae, Lagomorpha) from Damiao Pliopithecid locality, Nei Mongol. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 50, 281-292.

Mirzaie Ataabadi, M., Mohammadalizadeh, J., Zhang, Z., Watabe, M., Kaakinen, A. & Fortelius, M. 2011: Large mammals from Ivand: a new locality of late Miocene fossils in nortwest Iran. Geodiversitas 33, 709-728

Suarez, M.B., Passey, B.H. & Kaakinen, A. 2011: Paleosol carbonate three isotopologue signature of active East Asian summer monsoons during the late Miocene and Pliocene. Geology 39, 1151-1154

Hyttinen, O.S.M, Salonen, V.-P. & Kaakinen A. 2011: Depositional evidence of water-level changes of the Baltic Ice Lake in southern Finland during the Younger Dryas/Holocene transition. GFF, DOI:10.1080/11035897.2011.562303

Zhang, Z., Wang, L., Kaakinen, A., Liu, L. & Fortelius, M. 2011: Miocene mammalian faunal succession from Damiao, central Nei Mongol and the environmental changes. Quaternary Sciences 31, 608-613. (in Chinese with English abstract).

Väliranta, M., Kaakinen, A., Kuhry, P., Kultti, S., Salonen, S. & Seppä, H. 2011: Scattered late-glacial and early Holocene tree populations as dispersal nuclei for forest development in NE European Russia. Journal of Biogeography 38, 922-932.

Ojala, A.E.K., Kubischta, F., Kaakinen, A. & Salonen, V.-P. 2011: Characterization of diamictons on the basis of their mineral magnetic properties in Murchisonfjorden, Nordaustlandet, Svalbard. Sedimentary Geology 233, 150-158.

Kubischta, F., Knudsen, K.L., Kaakinen, A. & Salonen V.-P. 2010: Late Quaternary foraminiferal record in Murchisonfjorden, Nordaustlandet, Svalbard. Polar Research 29, 283-297.

Kaakinen, A., Salonen, V.-P., Artimo, A. & Saraperä, S. 2010: Holocene groundwater table fluctuations in a small perched aquifer inferred from sediment record of Lake Kankaanjärvi, SW Finland. Boreal Environmental Research 15, 58-68.

Kaakinen, A., Salonen, V.-P., Kubischta, F., Eskola, K.O. & Oinonen, M. 2009: Weichselian glacial stage in Murchisonfjorden, Nordaustlandet, Svalbard. Boreas 38, 718-729.

Passey, B.H., Ayliffe, L.K., Kaakinen, A., Zhang, Z., Eronen, J.T., Zhu, Y., Zhou, L., Cerling, T.E. & Fortelius, M. 2009: Strengthened East Asian summer monsoons during a period of sustained high-latitude warmth? Isotopic evidence from Mio-Pliocene fossil mammals and soil carbonates in northern China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 277, 443-452.

Zhu, Y., Zhou, L., Mo, D., Kaakinen, A., Zhang, Z. & Fortelius, M. 2008: A new magnetostratigraphic framework for late Neogene Hipparion Red Clay in the eastern Loess Plateau of China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 268, 47-57.

Salonen, V.-P., Kaakinen, A., Kultti, S., Miettinen, A., Eskola, K.O.& Lunkka, J.P. 2008: Middle Weichselian glacial event in the central part of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet recorded in the Hitura pit, Ostrobothnia, Finland. Boreas 37, 38-54.

Kultti, S., Kaakinen, A., Salonen, V.-P. & Rämö. T. (eds.) 2007: Geologian 5. tutkijapäivät. Ohjelma ja esitysten tiivistelmät. Publications of the Department of Geology A2, 1-131pp.

Kaakinen, A., Sonninen, E. & Lunkka, J.P. 2006: Stable isotope record in paleosol carbonates from the Chinese Loess Plateau: implications for late Neogene paleoclimate and paleovegetation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 237, 359-369.

Salonen, V.-P., Kaakinen, A. & Lunkka, J.P. 2006: Hitura open pit, Nivala. In: Sarala, P., Johansson, P. & Lunkka, J.P. (eds.): Late Pleistocene glacigenic depostis in the central part of the Scandinavian ice sheet: Excursion guide. The INQUA Peribaltic Group Field Symposium in Finland, September 11.-15. 2006. Geological Survey of Finland, Rovaniemi, 16 – 18.

Kaakinen, A., Sonninen, E. & Lunkka, J.P., (in press): Stable isotope record in paleosol carbonates from the Chinese Loess Plateau: implications for late Neogene paleoclimate and paleovegetation.
–Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Kaakinen, A. 2005: A long terrestrial sequence in Lantian – a window into the late Neogene palaeoenvironments of Northern China.
–PhD-thesis, University of Helsinki, Publications of the Department of Geology, Helsinki, D4.

Jokela, T., Eronen, J.T., Kaakinen, A., Liping, L., Passey, B.H., Zhang, Z. & Fu, M. 2005: Translation of Otto Zdansky’s “the Localities of the Hipparion Fauna of Baode County in Northwest Shanxi” (1923).
–Palaeontologia Electronica: vol. 8, #1, 1-10 [http://palaeo-electronica.org/2005_1/jokela3/jokela3.pdf]

Andersson, K. & Kaakinen, A. (2004): Floodplain processes in the shaping of fossil bone assemblages: An example from the Late Miocene, Bahe Formation, Lantian, China.
–GFF 126, 279-287.

Kaakinen, A. (ed.) (2004): Geologian 3. tutkijapäivät 10.-11.3. Helsinki. 91pp.

Kaakinen, A. & Lunkka, J.P. (2003): Sedimentation of the Late Miocene Bahe Formation and its implications for stable environments adjacent to Qinling Mountains in Shaanxi, China.
–Journal of Asian Earth Sciences 22, 67-78.

Väliranta, M., Kaakinen, A. & Kuhry, P. (2003): Holocene climate and landscape evolution east of the Pechora delta, East-European Russian Arctic.
–Quaternary Research 59, 335-344.

Zhang, Z., Gentry, A., Kaakinen, A., Liu, L., Lunkka, J.P., Qiu, Z., Sen, S., Scott, R.S., Werdelin, L., Zheng, S. & Fortelius, M. (2002): Land mammal faunal sequence of the late Miocene of China: new evidence from Lantian, Shaanxi Province.
–Vertebrata PalAsiatica 40(3), 165-176.

Kaakinen, A. & Eronen, M. (2000): Holocene pollen stratigraphy indicating climatic and tree-line changes derived from a peat section at Ortino, in Pechora lowland, northern Russia.
–The Holocene 10, 611-620

Kaakinen, A., Eronen, M., Carpelan, C., Löyttyjärvi, K. & Saastamoinen, S. (1999): Holocene environmental changes and prehistoric tundra inhabitants in northern Russia, recent data from Pechora lowland. in Huurre, M. (ed.): Dig it all.
–The Finnish Antiquarian society – The Archaeological Society of Finland, 91-104.