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Kotze DJ, Gosh S, Hui N, Jumpponen A, Lee BPY-H, Lu C, Lum S, Pouyat R, Szlavecz K, Wardle D, Yesilonis I, Zheng B, Setälä H 2021. Urbanisation minimises the effects of plant traits on soil provisioned ecosystem services across climatic regions. Global Change Biology 27, 4139-4153. DOI 10.1111/gcb.15717

Kyrö K, Kankaanpää T, Vesterinen EJ, Lehvävirta S, Kotze DJ 2022. Arthropod communities on young vegetated roofs are more similar to each other than to communities at ground level. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10, 785448. DOI 10.3389/fevo.2022.785448

Kotze DJ, Lowe EC, MacIvor JS, Ossola A, Norton BA, Hochuli DF, Mata L, Moretti M, Gagné SA, Handa IT, Jones TM, Threlfall CG, Hahs AK, accepted. Urban forest invertebrates: how they shape and respond to the urban environment. Urban Ecosystems DOI 10.1007/s11252-022-01240-9

Hui, N., Liu, X., Kotze, D. J., Jumpponen, A., Francini, G. & Setala, H. 2017. Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Communities in Urban Parks Are Similar to Those in Natural Forests but Shaped by Vegetation and Park Age. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 83, 23. DOI 10.1128/AEM.01797-17

Prass, M., Vrezec, A., Setala, H. & Kotze, D. J. 2017. The matrix affects carabid beetle assemblages in linear urban ruderal habitats. Urban Ecosystems 20: 971-981. DOI 10.1007/s11252-017-0650-9

Silvennoinen, S., Taka, M. K., Yli-Pelkonen, V. J., Koivusalo, H., Ollikainen, M. M. O. & Setälä, H. M. 7 2017. Monetary value of urban green space as an ecosystem service provider: A case study of urban runoff management in Finland. Ecosystem Services 28 (Part A): 17-27. DOI 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.09.013

Allen JA, Setälä H, Kotze DJ. Dog Urine Has Acute Impacts on Soil Chemistry in Urban Greenspaces. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2020 Dec 22;8:463. DOI 10.3389/fevo.2020.615979

Setälä, H. M., Francini, G., Allen, J. A., Jumpponen, A., Hui, N. & Kotze, D. J. 2017. Urban parks provide ecosystem services by retaining metals and nutrients in soils. Environmental Pollution 231: 451-461. DOI 10.1016/j.envpol.2017.08.010

Yli-Pelkonen, V. J., Scott, A. A., Viippola, J. V. & Setälä, H. M. 10 2017. Trees in urban parks and forests reduce O3, but not NO2 concentrations in Baltimore, MD, USA. Atmospheric Environment 167: 73-80. DOI 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.08.020

Yli-Pelkonen, V. J., Viippola, J. V., Kotze, D. J. & Setälä, H. M. 10 2017. Greenbelts do not reduce NO2 concentrations in near-road environments. Urban Climate 21: 306-317. DOI 10.1016/j.uclim.2017.08.005

Collins, S., Kuoppamäki, K., Kotze, D. J. & Lü, X. 2017. Thermal behavior of green roofs under Nordic winter conditions. Building and Environment 122: 206-214. DOI 10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.06.020

Epp Schmidt, D. J., Pouyat, R., Szlavecz, K., Setälä, H., Kotze, D. J., Yesilonis, I., Cilliers, S., Hornung, E., Dombos, M. & Yarwood, S. A. 2017. Urbanization erodes ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity and may cause microbial communities to converge. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, 9 p., 0123. DOI

Taka, M., Kokkonen, T., Kuoppamaki, K., Niemi, T., Sillanpaa, N., Valtanen, M., Warsta, L. & Setala, H. 15 2017. Spatio-temporal patterns of major ions in urban stormwater under cold climate. Hydrological Processes 31: 1564-1577. DOI 10.1002/hyp.11126

Valtanen, M., Sillanpaa, N. & Setala, H. 2017. A large-scale lysimeter study of stormwater biofiltration under cold climatic conditions. Ecological Engineering 100: 89-98. DOI 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.12.018

Pouyat, R., Setälä, H., Szlavecz, K., Yesilonis, I. D., Cilliers, S., Hornung, E., Yarwood, S., Kotze, D. J., Dombos, M., McGuire, M. & Whitlow, T. 2017. Introducing GLUSEEN: A New Open Access and Experimental Network in Urban Soil Ecology. Journal of urban Ecology 3, 1, jux002. DOI 10.1093/jue/jux002

Hui, N., Jumpponen, A., Francini, G., Kotze, D. J., Liu, X., Romantschuk, M. L., Strömmer, R. H. & Setälä, H. M. 1 2017. Soil microbial communities are shaped by vegetation type and park age in cities under cold climate. Environmental Microbiology 19: 1281–1295. DOI 10.1111/1462-2920.13660

Tanhuanpää, T., Kankare, V., Setälä, H., Yli-Pelkonen, V., Vastaranta, M., Niemi, M. T., Raisio, J. & Holopainen, M. 2017. Assessing above-ground biomass of open-grown urban trees: A comparison between existing models and a volume-based approach. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 21: 239-246. DOI 10.1016/j.ufug.2016.12.011

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