Department of Forest Sciences

  • Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The research of the Department of Forest Sciences concentrates on the understanding of the production chain of material and immaterial services and commodities produced by the forests.

Research focus areas 2010–2012

  • The interactions between climate change and forest and peatland ecosystems
  • Socio-economic changes and the global forest sector
  • New methods of managing forest information
  • The economic-ecological models of forest use and conservation (includes sub-item Forests as source of well-being)

One of the central resourse in research activities are SMEAR stations which are common with department's of Forest Sciences and Physics.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.



Biohiili-uusi vesiensuojelumenetelmä happamille sulfaattimaille (Biochar - a new water protection method for acid sulphate soils)

Palviainen, M., Laurén, A., Pumpanen, J., Nieminen, T. & Kinnunen, N.


Project: Research project

Advancing the dialogue on pathways towards development of sustainable forest landscapes for production of wood for energy and the bioeconomy-collaboration, data, research, monitoring and governance

Stupak, I., Smith, C. T., Clarke, N., Lazdina , D., Morris, D. M., Helmisaari, H., Varnagiryte-Kabasinskiene, I., Nichiforel, L., Varik , M. & Dwivedi, P.


Project: Other project

Effects of wintertime physiology of trees on forest carbon sequestration in changing climate

Lintunen, A.


Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project


Advancing data monetization and the creation of data-based business models

Parvinen, P., Laitila, M., Pöyry, E., Gustafsson, R. & Rossi, M., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Communications of the Association for Information Systems.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A global view of aspen: Conservation science for widespread keystone systems

Rogers, P. C., Pinno, B. D., Šebesta, J., Albrectsen, B. R., Li, G., Ivanova, N., Kusbach, A., Kuuluvainen, T., Landhäusser, S. M., Liu, H., Myking, T., Pulkkinen, P., Wen, Z. & Kulakowski, D., Mar 2020, In : Global Ecology and Conservation. 21, p. e00828

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A home made of wood: Consumer experiences of wooden building materials

Viholainen, N., Kylkilahti, E., Autio, M. & Toppinen, A., 29 Apr 2020, In : International Journal of Consumer Studies. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Amine and guanidine emissions from a boreal forest floor

Hemmilä, M. S., Makkonen, U., Virkkula, A. O., Panagiotopoulou, G., Aalto, J., Kulmala, M., Petäjä, T., Hakola, H. & Hellén, H., 14 Jan 2020, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. acp-2019-1157.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Open Access

Analyzing spatial variation and change in the structure of boreal old-growth forests

Kulha, N., 2020, 39 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

Open Access


Remote sensing (Journal)

Lauri Korhonen (Reviewer)
30 Jun 2030

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Kestääkö ilmasto lisähakkuut?

Jari Vauhkonen (Speaker)
21 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Forests (Journal)

Pekka Kaitaniemi (Reviewer)
2020 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Supervisor of PhD thesis (Saleh Ahmadinia)

Marjo Palviainen (Supervisor)

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Metsätieteen aikakauskirja (Journal)

Risto Kasanen (Member of editorial board)
2020 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research journal


2020 Forests Graduate Student/Post-Doc Travel Awards

Ninni Saarinen (Recipient), Mar 2020

Prize: Prizes and awards

A. G. Blomqvist Award

Ilkka Korpela (Recipient), 1 Oct 1993

Prize: Prizes and awards

Academy of Finland Awards for Social Impact

Mari Pihlatie (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

AGFOREE video poster competition

Dalia D'amato (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

Alfred Kordelinin säätiön palkinto

Harri Vasander (Recipient), 6 Nov 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Interview for Hufvudstadsbladet

Samuli Junttila


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview for MTV3 Uutiset

Samuli Junttila


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview for Metsälehti

Samuli Junttila


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media


Marjo Palviainen


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media