International Association
for Open Knowledge
on Invasive Alien Species
Individual Member Profile
Dr. Maiju Lehtiniemi Leading research scientist
Marine Research Centre
Finnish Environment Institute, Marine Research Centre
Position in the INVASIVESNET Regular individual member
International Council member
Associate Editor of Aquatic Invasions and BioInvasions Records
Expertise Keywords
Invasive species ecology and impacts, marine food webs, trophic interactions, predator-prey relationships, behavioural studies, indicators, monitoring, crustaceans, gelatinous zooplankton, microliter, microplastics, directives
Baltic Sea, North Sea, global
Mysidacea, Ctenophora, Cladocera, Copepoda
Mysid shrimps, comb jellies and other gelatinous zooplankton, predatory cladocerans, copepods
Projects -COMPLETE (Completing management options in the Baltic Sea Region to reduce risk of invasive species introduction by shipping: -HELCOM NIS indicator updating-project ( -MIF (Microplastics in Finnish waters: webpage only in Finnish) -BIO-C3 (Biodiversity changes - causes, consequences and management implications:
Online databases National alien species webportal (only in Finnish at present)
Editorial assignments Associate editor of Aquatic Invasions Associate editor of BioInvasions Records
Reviewing experience Science, Limnology and Oceanography, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Environmental Pollution, Archiv Für Hydrobiologie, Aquatic Biology, Aquatic Invasions, Biogeosciences, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, Freshwater Biology, Hydrobiologia, Journal of Plankton Research, Marine Biology, Memoranda Societatis Pro Fauna et Flora Fennica, Phil. Trans. Royal Soc.
Professional societies
Expert networks and working groups - Member of the European Commission Working Group on Invasive Alien Species (WGIAS) – Member of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Working Group on Introduction and Transfers of Marine Organisms (WGITMO) – Member of the (ICES) Working Group on Ballast and Other Ship Vectors (WGBOSV) – Member of the (ICES) Working Group on Zooplankton Ecology (WGZE) - Member of the ICES WG on Integrated Molecular and Morphological taxonomy (WGIMT) – Member of the HELCOM Zooplankton Expert Network (ZEN) – Member of the expert group to assess the nationally important invasive species coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) - Member of the expert group to implement nationally the EU Regulation on invasive species coordinated by MAF – Member of the national board on Invasive species issues coordinated by MAF
Professional social networks