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Virginia Mosquera

Virginia Mosquera
I am an environmental engineer interested in water management focusing mainly in lake and river ecosystems. My main research interest is the link between catchment properties, water quality and the impact in aquatic ecosystems. In my PhD project, I am trying to understand how forest management activities such as clear cut and ditch cleaning can affect the water quality and the aquatic ecosystem functioning.

Selected publications

Mosquera, V., Gundale, M. J., Palviainen, M., Laurén, A., Laudon, H., & Hasselquist, E. M. (2024). Biochar as a potential tool to mitigate nutrient exports from managed boreal forest: A laboratory and field experiment. GCB Bioenergy, 16(3), e13131.

Laudon, H., Mosquera, V., Eklöf, K. et al. (2023) Consequences of rewetting and ditch cleaning on hydrology, water quality and greenhouse gas balance in a drained northern landscape. Sci Rep 13, 20218 .

Mosquera,V., Laudon, H., Blackburn, M., Hasselquist, E., Sponseller, R., 2023. Concentration-Discharge Patterns Reveal Catchment Controls Over the Stoichiometry of Carbon and Nutrient Supply to Boreal Streams. JGR Biogeosciences (128). DOI:

Mosquera, V., Maher E., Sponseller, R. and Laudon, H. 2022. Co‐occurrence of Browning and Oligotrophication in a Boreal Stream Network. Limnology and Oceanography (9999):1–15. DOI: 

Mika N., Maher, E., Mosquera, V., Ukonmaanaho, L., Sallantaus, T., Sarkkola, S. 2022. Post-drainage stand growth and peat mineralization impair water quality from forested peatlands. Journal of Envieronmental Quality. (51): 1211-1221. DOI: 10.1002/jeq2.20412


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Doctoral Student at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå