Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999
    MSc in Environmental Sciences, University of Kuopio, Finland.

  • 2003
    PhD in Environmental Sciences, University of Kuopio, Finland.

  • 2003 – 2006
    Post doc University of Copenhagen, Denmark and University of Kuopio.

  • 2006 – 2009
    Marie Curie fellow, Lund University, Sweden.

  • 2009 – 2010
    Post doc, University of Kuopio, Finland.

  • Since 2010
    Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Since 2016
    Head of Section of Terrestrial Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Selected publications

  • Rinnan R., Steinke M., McGenity T., Loreto F. (2014) Plant volatiles in extreme terrestrial and marine environments. Plant, Cell & Environment 37: 1776–1789.

  • Faubert P., Tiiva P., Rinnan Å., Michelsen A., Holopainen J.K., Rinnan R. (2010) Doubled volatile organic compound emissions from subarctic tundra under simulated climate warming. New Phytologist 187: 199-208.

  • Valolahti H., Kivimäenpää M., Faubert P., Michelsen A., Rinnan R. (2015) Climate change-induced vegetation change as a driver of increased subarctic biogenic volatile organic compound emissions. Global Change Biology 21: 3478-3488.

  • Rinnan R., Michelsen A., Bååth E. & Jonasson S. (2007) Fifteen years of climate change manipulations alter soil microbial communities in a subarctic heath ecosystem. Global Change Biology 13: 28-39.

  • Rinnan R., Rousk J., Bååth E, Yergeau E., Kowalchuk G.A. (2009) Temperature adaptation of soil bacterial communities along an Antarctic climate gradient: predicting responses to climate warming. Global Change Biology 15: 2615-2625.

  • Michelsen A., Rinnan R., Jonasson S. (2012) Two decades of experimental manipulations of heaths and forest understory in the Subarctic. Ambio 41: 218-230.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The Danish Council for Independent Research, Sapere Aude DFF-Starting grant. Bidirectional exchange of reactive hydrocarbons between arctic ecosystems and the atmosphere, 2015.

  • The Danish Council for Independent Research. Uptake of volatile organic compounds by arctic soil, 2014.

  • Carlsberg Foundation: Chemical composition of soil and plant material as a key to understanding feedbacks to climate change, 2013.

  • Villum Foundation. Young Investigator Programme. Arctic ecosystems under climate change: What controls emission of biogenic volatile organic compounds? 2012.

  • The Danish Council for Independent Research Young Elite Researcher’s Award. 2010.

  • The Danish Council for Independent Research, Steno Scholarship. Biogenic volatile organic compound emissions under climate change. 2009.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Reviewer for National Science Foundation, USA

  • Reviewer for the Dutch Research Council (NWO)

  • Reviewer for CONICYT, Chile

  • Member of editorial board, Plos ONE

  • PhD opponent/ member of PhD committee 7 times in the period 2008-2016

Additional qualifications

  • Qualification as an associate professor (Docent), 2008


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