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.


Projects 1981 2023

Publications 1977 2019

A climate-sensitive forest model for assessing impacts of forest management in Europe

Härkönen, S., Neumann, M., Mues, V., Berninger, F., Bronisz, K., Cardellini, G., Chirici, G., Hasenauer, H., Koehl, M., Lang, M., Merganicova, K., Mohren, F., Moiseyev, A., Moreno, A., Mura, M., Muys, B., Olschofsky, K., Del Perugia, B., Rorstad, P. K., Solberg, B. & 3 othersThivolle-Cazat, A., Trotsiuk, V. & Mäkelä, A., May 2019, In : Environmental Modelling & Software. 115, p. 128-143 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A constructive review of the State Forest Inventory in the Russian Federation

Alekseev, A., Tomppo, E., McRoberts, R. E. & von Gadow, K., 8 Mar 2019, In : Forest Ecosystems. 6, 1, 14 p., 9.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Anatomical changes with needle length are correlated with leaf structural and physiological traits across five Pinus species

Wang, N., Palmroth, S., Maier, C. A., Domec, J-C. & Oren, R., May 2019, In : Plant, Cell and Environment. 42, 5, p. 1690-1704 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 1981 2030

Remote sensing (Journal)

Lauri Korhonen (Reviewer)
30 Jun 2030

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

Visitor at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Maria Ojanen (Participant)
8 Apr 20194 Dec 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Jaana Korhonen (Visiting researcher)
13 Feb 20191 Mar 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Speaker in the Round-table discussion: Publication Strategies and Ways of writing a PhD Thesis

Natalya Yakusheva (Speaker)
31 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Forest Policy and Economics (Journal)

Jaana Korhonen (Reviewer)
Mar 2019

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


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

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Award for a prominent young researcher 2006

Miina Rautiainen (Recipient), 2006

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