Matti Kummu

Assistant Professor, D.Sc.

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Main research interests:

  • interactions between human activities and water resources
  • spatial analysis in water resources field from local to global scale
  • global water scarcity and its impact on food production and availability
  • measures to alleviate water scarcity
  • climatic and direct human impacts on hydrology and sediment transport in Monsoon Asia


Ongoing projects:

Global green-blue water scarcity trajectories and measures for adaptation: linking the Holocene to the Anthropocene (SCART), funded by Academy of Finland

How can we eat less water? Global food production with sustainably available water and land resources (eat-less-water), funded by Emil Aaltonen foundation

Increasing occurrence of hydrological extremes? – Case studies from Fennoscandia and Southeast Asia, funded by Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry

From Failand to Winland. A project about comprehensive security of Finland. I lead the food security component of the project. Funded by Strategic Research Council of Finland. 

Global Water Scarcity Atlas: understanding resource pressure, causes, consequences, and opportunities (WASCO), funded by Academy of Finland

 

Teaching:

– Water and people in a changing world (5 ECTS), spring term 2015-: course web-page

– Teaching demonstration for tenure track position (April 10th 2013): lecture available here

– Global water problems -course (5 ECTS) during fall term 2013

 

Curriculum vitae:

2013-          Assistant professor (tenure track) at Aalto University
2013-2016  Academy of Finland postdoc fellow
2015-2016 Visiting scholar at ETH Zurich (in total 3 months)
2009-2013  Postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University
2009-2011  Visiting postdoctoral fellow at VU University Amsterdam (in total 9 months)
2002-2008  Research Scientist and DSc candidate at former Helsinki University of Technology
1997-2002  Student at former Helsinki University of Technology

 

Information:

ISI indexed articles: researcherid.com/rid/C-4797-2011
Scopus indexed articles: goo.gl/B19Ke
Google Scholar indexed articles: goo.gl/hZF14

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– List of publications

 

Selected publications by themes (all journal publications are listed below thematic list)

A. Global water

Munia H, Guillaume JHA, Mirumachi N, Porkka M, Wada Y, Kummu M. 2016. Water stress in global transboundary river basins: significance of upstream water use on downstream stress. Environmental Research Letters 11: 014002. Doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/1/014002

Guillaume JHA, Kummu M, Eisner S, Varis O. 2015. Transferable Principles for Managing the Nexus: Lessons from Historical Global Water Modelling of Central Asia. Water 7(8) 4200. doi:10.3390/w7084200

Jägermeyr J, Gerten D, Heinke J, Schaphoff S, Kummu M, Lucht W. 2015. Water savings potentials of irrigation systems: dynamic global simulation. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19, 3073-3091, doi: 10.5194/hess-19-3073-2015

Salmivaara A, Porkka M, Kummu M, Keskinen M, Guillaume J H A, Varis O. 2015. Exploring the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem in spatial water assessments: a case of water shortage in Monsoon Asia. Water 7(3): 898-917. doi: 10.3390/w7030898

Kummu M, Gerten D, Heinke J, Konzmann M, and Varis O. 2014. Climate-driven interannual variability of water scarcity in food production: a global analysis. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 447–461. doi: 10.5194/hess-18-447-2014 [pdf]

Kummu M, Ward PJ, de Moel H and Varis O. 2010. Is physical water scarcity a new phenomenon? Global assessment of water shortage over the last two millennia. Environmental Research Letters 5: 034006. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/3/034006 [pdf]

 

B. Global food 

Jalava M, Guillaume JHA, Kummu M, Porkka M, Siebert S, Varis O. 2016. Water use reduction potential of changing diet and food loss reduction: impact on water scarcity. Earth’s future 4. doi: 10.1002/2015EF000327

Porkka M, Gerten D, Schaphoff S, Siebert S and Kummu M. 2016. Causes and trends of water scarcity in food production. Environmental Research Letters 11: 015001. Doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/1/015001

Siebert S, Kummu M, Porkka M, Döll P, Ramankutty N, and Scanlon BR. 2015. A global dataset of the extent of irrigated land from 1900 to 2005, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 19: 1521-1545. doi: 10.5194/hess-19-1521-2015

Jalava M, Kummu M, Porkka M, Siebert S, Varis O. 2014. Diet change – a solution to reduce water use? Environmental Research Letters 9: 074016. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/7/074016 [pdf]

Porkka M, Kummu M, Siebert S, Varis O. 2013. From food insufficiency towards trade dependency: a historical analysis of global food availability. PLoS ONE 8(12): e82714. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082714 [pdf]

Kummu M, de Moel H, Porkka M, Siebert S, Varis O and Ward PJ. 2012. Lost food, wasted resources: global food supply chain losses and their impacts on freshwater, cropland, and fertiliser use. Science of the Total Environment 438: 477-489. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.08.092 [pdf]

 

C. Global development

Kummu M, de Moel H, Salvucci G, Viviroli D, Ward PJ, Varis O. 2016. Over the hills and further away from coast: global geospatial patterns of human and environment over the 20th century. Environmental Research Letters 11: 034010. Doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034010

Rockström J, Falkenmark M, Allan T, Folke C, Gordon L, Jägerskog A, Kummu M, Lannerstad M, Meybeck M, Molden D, Postel S, Savenije H, Svedin U, Turton A, Varis O. 2014. The Unfolding Water Drama in the Anthropocene: towards a resilience based perspective on water for global sustainability. Ecohydrology 7: 1249-1261 doi: 10.1002/eco.1562 [pdf]

Meybeck M, Kummu M and Dürr HH. 2013. Global hydrobelts and hydroregions: improved reporting scale for water-related issues? Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17: 1093-1111. doi: 10.5194/hess-17-1093-2013 [pdf]

Varis O, Kummu M and Salmivaara A. 2012. Ten Major River Basins in Monsoon Asia-Pacific: An assessment of vulnerability. Applied Geography 32(2): 441-454. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.05.003

Kummu M, de Moel H, Ward PJ and Varis O. 2011. How close do we live to water? A global analysis of population distance to freshwater bodies. PLoS ONE 6(6): e20578. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020578 [pdf]

Kummu M and Varis O. 2011. The World by latitudes: a global analysis of human population, development level and environment across the north-south axis over the past half century. Applied geography 31(2): 495-507. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2010.10.009

 

D. Mekong studies

Darby S, Hackney CR, Leyland J, Kummu M, Lauri H, Parsons DR, Best JL, Nicholas AP, Aalto R. In press. Fluvial sediment supply to a mega-delta reduced by shifting tropical-cyclone activity. Nature. doi: 10.1038/nature19809

Keskinen M, Someth P, Salmivaara A and Kummu M. 2015. Water-Energy-Food Nexus in a Transboundary River Basin: The Case of Tonle Sap Lake, Mekong River Basin. Water: 7: 5416-5436; doi: 10.3390/w7105416 [pdf]

Arias ME, Cochrane TA, Kummu M, Lauri H, Koponen J, Holtgrieve GW, Piman T. 2014. Impacts of hydropower and climate change on drivers of ecological productivity of Southeast Asia’s most important wetland. Ecological modelling 272: 252-263 doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.10.015

Lauri H, de Moel H, Ward PJ, Räsänen TA, Keskinen M and Kummu M. 2012. Future changes in Mekong River hydrology: impact of climate change and reservoir operation on discharge. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 16(12): 4603-4619. doi: 10.5194/hess-16-4603-2012 [pdf]

Räsänen TA, Koponen J, Lauri H and Kummu M. 2012. Downstream Hydrological Impacts of Hydropower Development in the Upper Mekong Basin. Water Resources Management 26(12): 3495-3513. doi: 10.1007/s11269-012-0087-0

Kummu M, Lu XX, Wang JJ and Varis O. 2010. Basin-wide sediment trapping efficiency of emerging reservoirs along the Mekong. Geomoporphology 119: 181-197. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.03.018

Kummu M. 2009. Water management in Angkor: human impacts on hydrology and sediment transportation. Journal of Environmental Management 90(3): 1413-1421. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2008.08.007

Kummu M, Penny D, Sarkkula J and Koponen J. 2008. Sediment – Curse of Blessing for Tonle Sap Lake? Ambio 37 (3): 158-163. [pdf]

 

E. Variability

Veldkamp TIE, Wada Y, de Moel H, Kummu M, Eisner S, Aerts JCJH, Ward PJ. 2015. Changing mechanism of global water scarcity events: impacts of socioeconomic changes and inter-annual hydro-climatic variability. Global Environmental Change 32: 18-29. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.02.011

Ward PJ, Jongman B, Kummu M, Dettinger MD, Sperna Weiland FC, Winsemius HC. 2014. Strong influence of El Niño Southern Oscillation on flood risk around the world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – PNAS 111: 15659-15664.  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1409822111 [pdf]

Räsänen TA and Kummu M. 2013. Spatiotemporal influences of ENSO on precipitation and flood pulse in the Mekong River Basin. Journal of Hydrology 476: 154-168. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.10.028

Räsänen TA, Lehr C, Mellin I, Ward PJ and Kummu M. 2013. Palaeoclimatological perspective on river basin hydrometeorology: case of the Mekong Basin. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17: 2069–2081. doi: 10.5194/hess-17-2069-2013 [pdf]

Lehr C, Ward PJ, and Kummu M. 2012. Impact of large-scale climatic oscillations on snowfall related climate parameters in the world’s major downhill ski areas: a review. Mountain Research and Development 32(4): 431-445. doi: 10.1659/mrd-journal-d-12-00062.1 [pdf]

 

All journal publications:

2016:

Darby S, Hackney CR, Leyland J, Kummu M, Lauri H, Parsons DR, Best JL, Nicholas AP, Aalto R. In press. Fluvial sediment supply to a mega-delta reduced by shifting tropical-cyclone activity. Nature. doi: 10.1038/nature19809

Fader M, Rulli MC, Carr J, Dell’Angelo J, D’Odorico P, Gephart J, Kummu M, Magliocca N, Porkka M, Prell C, Puma MJ, Ratajczak Z, Seekell DA, Suweis S, Tavoni A. 2016. Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply. Environment Research Letters 11: 055008. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/055008 [pdf]

Guillaume JHA, Arshad M, Jakeman AJ, Jalava M, Kummu M. 2016. Robust discrimination between uncertain management alternatives by iterative reflection on crossover point scenarios: Principles, design and implementations. Environmental Modelling and Software 83: 326–43. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.04.005

Hoang LP, Lauri H, Kummu M, Koponen J, van Vliet MTH, Supit I, Leemans R, Kabat P, Ludwig F. 2016. Mekong River flow and hydrological extremes under climate change. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 20: 3027-3041. doi: 10.5194/hess-20-3027-2016

Jalava M, Guillaume JHA, Kummu M, Porkka M, Siebert S, Varis O. 2016. Water use reduction potential of changing diet and food loss reduction: impact on water scarcity. Earth’s future 4. doi: 10.1002/2015EF000327

Kattelus M, Salmivaara A, Mellin I, Varis O, Kummu M. 2016. An evaluation of drought indices for assessing inter-annual rice yield variability in Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna region. Journal of Climatology. 36: 2210–2222. doi: 10.1002/joc.4489

Kummu M, de Moel H, Salvucci G, Viviroli D, Ward PJ, Varis O. 2016. Over the hills and further away from coast: global geospatial patterns of human and environment over the 20th century. Environmental Research Letters 11: 034010. Doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034010

Marchand P, Carr J, Dell’Angelo J, Fader M, Gephart J, Kummu M, Magliocca N, Porkka M, Puma M, Ratajczak Z, Rulli C, Seekell D, Suweis S, Tavoni A, D’Odorico P. 2016. Reserves and trade jointly determine exposure to food supply shocks. Environment Research Letters 11: 095009. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/095009

Munia H, Guillaume JHA, Mirumachi N, Porkka M, Wada Y, Kummu M. 2016. Water stress in global transboundary river basins: significance of upstream water use on downstream stress. Environmental Research Letters 11: 014002. Doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/1/014002

Porkka M, Gerten D, Schaphoff S, Siebert S and Kummu M. 2016. Causes and trends of water scarcity in food production. Environmental Research Letters 11: 015001. Doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/1/015001

Räsänen TA, Lindgren V, Guillaume JHA, Buckley BM, Kummu M. 2016. On the spatial and temporal variability of ENSO precipitation and drought teleconnection in mainland Southeast Asia. Climate of the Past. 12: 1889-1905. Doi: 10.5194/cp-12-1889-2016

Ward PJ, Kummu M, Lall U. 2016. Flood durations and their response to El Niño Southern Oscillation: global analysis. Journal of Hydrology 539: 358–378. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.05.045

Zheng X, Wang C, Cai W, Kummu M and Varis O. 2016. The vulnerability of thermoelectric power generation to water scarcity in China: Current status and future scenarios for power planning and climate change. Applied Energy 171: 444-55. Doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.03.040

2015:

Guillaume JHA, Kummu M, Räsänen TA, Jakeman AJ. 2015. Prediction under Uncertainty as a Boundary Problem: A General Formulation Using Iterative Closed Question Modelling. Environmental Modelling & Software 70: 97–112. doi: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.04.004

Guillaume JHA, Kummu M, Eisner S, Varis O. 2015. Transferable Principles for Managing the Nexus: Lessons from Historical Global Water Modelling of Central Asia. Water 7(8) 4200. doi:10.3390/w7084200

Jägermeyr J, Gerten D, Heinke J, Schaphoff S, Kummu M, Lucht W. 2015. Water savings potentials of irrigation systems: dynamic global simulation. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19, 3073-3091, doi: 10.5194/hess-19-3073-2015

Kattelus M, Kummu M, Keskinen M, Salmivaara A and Varis O. 2015. China’s southbound transboundary river basins: a case of asymmetry. Water International 40: 113-138. doi: 10.1080/02508060.2014.980029

Keskinen M, Someth P, Salmivaara A and Kummu M. 2015. Water-Energy-Food Nexus in a Transboundary River Basin: The Case of Tonle Sap Lake, Mekong River Basin. Water: 7: 5416-5436; doi: 10.3390/w7105416 [pdf]

Manh NV, Dung NV, Hung NN, Kummu M, Merz B, Apel H. 2015. Future sediment dynamics in the Mekong Delta: impacts of hydropower development, climate change and sea level rise. Global and Planetary Change 127: 22-33. doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.01.001

Räsänen TA, Joffre O, Someth P, Tran Thanh C, Keskinen M and Kummu M. 2015. Model-based assessment of water, food and energy trade-offs in a cascade of multi-purpose reservoirs – A case study from the Sesan tributary of the Mekong River. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 141: 05014007. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000459

Salmivaara A, Porkka M, Kummu M, Keskinen M, Guillaume J H A, Varis O. 2015. Exploring the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem in spatial water assessments: a case of water shortage in Monsoon Asia. Water 7(3): 898-917. doi: 10.3390/w7030898

Salmivaara A, Kummu M, Varis O, Keskinen M. 2015. Socio-Economic Changes in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake area: A Spatial Approach. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, online first. doi: 10.1007/s12061-015-9157-z

Siebert S, Kummu M, Porkka M, Döll P, Ramankutty N, and Scanlon BR. 2015. A global dataset of the extent of irrigated land from 1900 to 2005, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 19: 1521-1545. doi: 10.5194/hess-19-1521-2015

Veldkamp TIE, Wada Y, de Moel H, Kummu M, Eisner S, Aerts JCJH, Ward PJ. 2015. Changing mechanism of global water scarcity events: impacts of socioeconomic changes and inter-annual hydro-climatic variability. Global Environmental Change 32: 18-29. doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.02.011

2014:

Arias ME, Cochrane TA, Kummu M, Lauri H, Koponen J, Holtgrieve GW, Piman T. 2014. Impacts of hydropower and climate change on drivers of ecological productivity of Southeast Asia’s most important wetland. Ecological modelling 272: 252-263 doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.10.015

Arias ME, Piman T, Lauri H, Cochrane TA, Kummu M. 2014. Dams on Mekong Tributaries as significant contributors of hydrological alterations to the Tonle Sap Floodplain in Cambodia. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 5303-5315. doi: 10.5194/hess-18-5303-2014

Jalava M, Kummu M, Porkka M, Siebert S, Varis O. 2014. Diet change – a solution to reduce water use? Environmental Research Letters 9: 074016. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/7/074016 [pdf]

Kummu M, Tes S, Yin S, Adamson P, Józsa J, Koponen J, Richey J, Sarkkula J. 2014.  Water balance analysis for the Tonle Sap lake – floodplain system. Hydrological Processes 28(4): 1722–1733. doi: 10.1002/hyp.9718

Kummu M, Gerten D, Heinke J, Konzmann M, and Varis O. 2014. Climate-driven interannual variability of water scarcity in food production: a global analysis. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 447–461. doi: 10.5194/hess-18-447-2014 [pdf]

Lauri H and Kummu M. 2014. Improving the accuracy of a grid-based distributed hydrological model using slope and river length corrections in a large river basin: case Mekong. Hydrology Research 45(4-5): 715-726 doi: 10.2166/nh.2013.238

Lauri H, Räsänen T and Kummu M. 2014. Using reanalysis and remotely sensed temperature and precipitation data for hydrological modelling in monsoon climate: case Mekong River. Journal of Hydrometeorology 15: 1532-1545. doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-13-084.1 [pdf]

Lu XX, Kummu M, Oeurng C. 2014. Reappraisal of sediment dynamics in the Lower Mekong River, Cambodia. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39(14): 1855–1865. doi: 10.1002/esp.3573

Lu XX, Li S, Kummu M, Padawangi R, Wang JJ. 2014. Observed changes in the water flow at Chiang Saen in the lower Mekong: Impacts of Chinese dams? Quaternary International 336: 145-157. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.02.006

Rockström J, Falkenmark M, Allan T, Folke C, Gordon L, Jägerskog A, Kummu M, Lannerstad M, Meybeck M, Molden D, Postel S, Savenije H, Svedin U, Turton A, Varis O. 2014. The Unfolding Water Drama in the Anthropocene: towards a resilience based perspective on water for global sustainability. Ecohydrology 7: 1249-1261 doi: 10.1002/eco.1562 [pdf]

Varis O, Kummu M, Lehr C and Shen D. 2014. China’s stressed waters: societal and environmental vulnerability of Chinese river systems. Applied Geography 53: 105-116. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2014.05.012

Ward PJ, Eisner S, Flörke M, Dettinger MD and Kummu M. 2014. Annual flood sensitivities to El Niño Southern Oscillation at the global scale. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 18: 47–66. doi: 10.5194/hess-18-47-2014 [pdf]

Ward PJ, Jongman B, Kummu M, Dettinger MD, Sperna Weiland FC, Winsemius HC. 2014. Strong influence of El Niño Southern Oscillation on flood risk around the world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – PNAS 111: 15659-15664.  doi: 10.1073/pnas.1409822111 [pdf]

2013

Darby SE, Leyland J, Kummu M, Räsänen TA, Lauri H. 2013. Decoding the drivers of bank erosion on the Mekong River: The roles of the Asian monsoon, tropical storms and snow melt. Water Resources Research 49(4): 2146-2163. doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20205 [pdf]

Gerten D, Hoff H, Rockström J, Jägermeyr J, Kummu M, and Pastor AV. 2013. Towards a revised planetary boundary for consumptive freshwater use: role of environmental flow requirements. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5: 551-558. doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2013.11.001

Holtgrieve GW, Arias ME, Irvine KN, Lamberts D, Ward EJ, Kummu M, Koponen J, Sarkkula J, Richey JE. 2013. Patterns of ecosystem metabolism in the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia with links to freshwater fisheries. PLoS One 8(8): e71395. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0071395 [pdf]

Meybeck M, Kummu M and Dürr HH. 2013. Global hydrobelts and hydroregions: improved reporting scale for water-related issues? Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17: 1093-1111. doi: 10.5194/hess-17-1093-2013 [pdf]

Porkka M, Kummu M, Siebert S, Varis O. 2013. From food insufficiency towards trade dependency: a historical analysis of global food availability. PLoS ONE 8(12): e82714. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082714 [pdf]

Räsänen TA and Kummu M. 2013. Spatiotemporal influences of ENSO on precipitation and flood pulse in the Mekong River Basin. Journal of Hydrology 476: 154-168. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.10.028

Räsänen TA, Lehr C, Mellin I, Ward PJ and Kummu M. 2013. Palaeoclimatological perspective on river basin hydrometeorology: case of the Mekong Basin. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 17: 2069–2081. doi: 10.5194/hess-17-2069-2013 [pdf]

Salmivaara A, Kummu M, Varis O and Keskinen M. 2013. Using Global Datasets to Create Environmental Profiles for Data-poor Regions: a case from the Irrawaddy and Salween River Basins. Environmental Management 51(4): 897-911. doi: 10.1007/s00267-013-0016-x

2012

Arias ME, Cochrane TA, Piman T, Kummu M, Caruso BS and Killeen TJ. 2012. Quantifying changes in flooding and habitats in the Tonle Sap Lake (Cambodia) caused by water infrastructure development and climate change in the Mekong Basin. Journal of Environmental Management 112: 53-66. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.07.003

Johnston R and Kummu M. 2012. Water resource models in the Mekong Basin: a review. Water Resources Management 26(2): 429-455. doi: 10.1007/s11269-011-9925-8

Keskinen M, Kummu M, Käkönen M and Varis O. 2012. [Synopsis] Mekong at the crossroads: next steps for impact assessment of large dams. Ambio 41(3): 319-324. doi: 10.1007/s13280-012-0261-x

Kummu M, de Moel H, Porkka M, Siebert S, Varis O and Ward PJ. 2012. Lost food, wasted resources: global food supply chain losses and their impacts on freshwater, cropland, and fertiliser use. Science of the Total Environment 438: 477-489. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.08.092 [pdf]

Lauri H, de Moel H, Ward PJ, Räsänen TA, Keskinen M and Kummu M. 2012. Future changes in Mekong River hydrology: impact of climate change and reservoir operation on discharge. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 16(12): 4603-4619. doi: 10.5194/hess-16-4603-2012 [pdf]

Lehr C, Ward PJ, and Kummu M. 2012. Impact of large-scale climatic oscillations on snowfall related climate parameters in the world’s major downhill ski areas: a review. Mountain Research and Development 32(4): 431-445. doi: 10.1659/mrd-journal-d-12-00062.1 [pdf]

Liljeström I, Kummu M and Varis O. 2012. Nutrient balance assessment in the Mekong Basin: Nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics in a catchment scale. International Journal of Water Resources Development 28(2): 373-391. doi: 10.1080/07900627.2012.668649

Porkka M, Kummu M, Siebert S and Flörke M. 2012. The Role of Virtual Water Flows in Physical Water Scarcity: Case Central Asia. International Journal of Water Resources Development 28(3): 453-474. doi: 10.1080/07900627.2012.684310

Räsänen TA, Koponen J, Lauri H and Kummu M. 2012. Downstream Hydrological Impacts of Hydropower Development in the Upper Mekong Basin. Water Resources Management 26(12): 3495-3513. doi: 10.1007/s11269-012-0087-0

Varis O and Kummu M. 2012. The major Central Asian river basins: an assessment of vulnerability. International Journal of Water Resources Development 28(3): 433-452. doi: 10.1080/07900627.2012.684309

Varis O, Kummu M and Salmivaara A. 2012. Ten Major River Basins in Monsoon Asia-Pacific: An assessment of vulnerability. Applied Geography 32(2): 441-454. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2011.05.003

2011

Kummu M and Varis O. 2011. The World by latitudes: a global analysis of human population, development level and environment across the north-south axis over the past half century. Applied geography 31(2): 495-507. doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2010.10.009

Kummu M, de Moel H, Ward PJ and Varis O. 2011. How close do we live to water? A global analysis of population distance to freshwater bodies. PLoS ONE 6(6): e20578. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020578 [pdf]

Wang JJ, Lu XX and Kummu M. 2011. Sediment Load Estimates and Variations in the Lower Mekong River. River Research and Applications 27(1): 33-46. doi: 10.1002/rra.1337

2010

Darby S, Trieu H, Carling P Sarkkula J, Koponen J, Kummu M, Conlan I and Leyland J. 2010. A physically-based model to predict hydraulic erosion of fine-grained river banks: The role of form roughness in limiting erosion. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface 115: F04003. doi: 10.1029/2010JF001708

Keskinen M, Chinvanno S, Kummu M, Nuorteva P, Snidvongs A, Varis O and Västilä K. 2010. Climate change and water resources in the Lower Mekong River Basin: putting adaptation into the context. Journal of Water and Climate Change 1(2): 103-117. doi:10.2166/wcc.2010.009

Kummu M, Lu XX, Wang JJ and Varis O. 2010. Basin-wide sediment trapping efficiency of emerging reservoirs along the Mekong. Geomoporphology 119: 181-197. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.03.018

Kummu M, Ward PJ, de Moel H and Varis O. 2010. Is physical water scarcity a new phenomenon? Global assessment of water shortage over the last two millennia. Environmental Research Letters 5: 034006. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/5/3/034006 [pdf]

Västilä K, Kummu M, Snidvongs A and Chinvanno S. 2010. Modelling climate change impacts on the flood pulse in the Mekong floodplains. Journal of Water and Climate Change 1(1): 67-86. doi: 10.2166/wcc.2010.008 [pdf]

2008-2009

Kummu M. 2009. Water management in Angkor: human impacts on hydrology and sediment transportation. Journal of Environmental Management 90(3): 1413-1421. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2008.08.007

Fletcher R, Penny D, Evans D, Pottier C, Barbetti M, Kummu M, Lustig T and APSARA. 2008. The water management network of Angkor, Cambodia. Antiquity 82 (317): 658-670. [url]

Kummu M, Penny D, Sarkkula J and Koponen J. 2008. Sediment – Curse of Blessing for Tonle Sap Lake? Ambio 37 (3): 158-163. [pdf]

Kummu M and Sarkkula J. 2008. The impact of Mekong river flow alteration on the Tonle Sap flood pulse. Ambio 37(3): 185-192. [pdf]

Kummu M, Lu XX, Rasphone A, Sarkkula J and Koponen J. 2008. Riverbank changes along the Mekong River: Remote sensing detection in the Vientiane-Nong Khai area. Quaternary International 186(1): 100-112. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2007.10.015

Varis O, Keskinen M and Kummu M. 2008. Mekong at the crossroads. Ambio 37(3): 146-149. [pdf]

2006-2007

Kummu M and Varis O. 2007. Sediment-related impacts due to upstream reservoir trapping, the Lower Mekong River. Geomorphology 85(3-4): 275-293. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2006.03.024

Kummu M, Sarkkula J, Koponen J and Nikula J. 2006. Ecosystem management of Tonle Sap Lake: integrated modelling approach. International Journal of Water Resources Development 22(3): 497–519. doi: 10.1080/07900620500482915

Varis O, Kummu M, Keskinen M, Sarkkula J, Koponen J, Heinonen U and Makkonen K. 2006. Integrated water resources management on the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 6(5): 51–58. doi: 10.2166/ws.2006.843