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  • PL 65 (Viikinkaari 1)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

1982 …2020

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a professor of environmental change at the University of Helsinki, member of HELSUS, as well as Vice-Dean of Societal Interaction of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. My major research topics include climate change and its ecological and societal impacts, with particular reference to longer-term climatic and environmental changes, carbon cycling, black carbon, peatland dynamics and Arctic regions. I have more than 120 publications in international peer-reviewed journals on these topics (WoS H index = 39). I belong to the Editorial Boards of Journal of Paleolimnology and Quaternary International. I have succefully supervised or co-supervised 12 PhD students and I have been external examiner for 12 PhDs, internationally. I’m a Board member of the Environment Programme of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), President of the Paleoclimate Commission of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), and Steering Committee member of international C-PEAT programme and HELSUS. My former activities included e.g. Memberships of the Boards of the Nordic Committee on Bioethics (NcBio) and the Research Council for Biosciences and Environment of the Academy of Finland, and I have acted as the coordinator of international IGBP PAGES Arctic2k Programme. I’m Fellow of the Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA) and have acted as consultant and adviser for several companies/enterprises in climate matters. I am actively involved in the public debate on climate change and its policy options. My hobbies include reading, listening music, cooking, running, travelling, and pilgrimage walks. I love existentialistic French and Russian literature as well as books on devotion.

Fields of Science

  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • Climate Change
  • palaeoecology

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

Publications

Biogeography and ecology of freshwater chrysophyte cysts in Finland

Korkonen, S., Weckström, J. & Korhola, A., Jan 2020, In : Hydrobiologia. 847, 2, p. 487-499 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Ilmastonmuutos on ­yhä torjuttavissa (Vieraskynä)

Korhola, A., 29 Nov 2019, In : Helsingin Sanomat.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Interactions between the atmosphere, cryosphere, and ecosystems at northern high latitudes

Boy, M., Thomson, E. S., Acosta Navarro, J-C., Arnalds, O., Batchvarova, E., Bäck, J., Berninger, F., Bilde, M., Brasseur, Z., Dagsson-Waldhauserova, P., Castarède, D., Dalirian, M., de Leeuw, G., Dragosics, M., Duplissy, E-M., Duplissy, J., Ekman, A. M. L., Fang, K., Gallet, J-C., Glasius, M. & 43 others, Gryning, S-E., Grythe, H., Hansson, H-C., Hansson, M., Isaksson, E., Iversen, T., Jonsdottir, I., Kasurinen, V., Kirkevåg, A., Korhola, A., Krejci, R., Kristjansson, J. E., Lappalainen, H. K., Lauri, A., Leppäranta, M., Lihavainen, H., Makkonen, R., Massling, A., Meinander, O., Nilsson, E. D., Olafsson, H., Pettersson, J. B. C., Prisle, N. L., Riipinen, I., Roldin, P., Ruppel, M., Salter, M., Sand, M., Seland, Ø., Seppä, H., Skov, H., Soares, J., Stohl, A., Ström, J., Svensson, J., Swietlicki, E., Tabakova, K., Thorsteinsson, T., Virkkula, A., Weyhenmeyer, G. A., Wu, Y., Zieger, P. & Kulmala, M., 14 Feb 2019, In : Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 19, 3, p. 2015-2061 47 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Pitkäaikaisissa hiilipäästöissä Suomi on huonossa seurassa

Korhola, A., 11 Mar 2019, In : Helsingin Sanomat.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Serious mismatches continue between science and policy in forest bioenergy

Norton, M., Baldi, A., Buda, V., Carli, B., Cudlin, P., Jones, M. B., Korhola, A., Michalski, R., Novo, F., Oszlányi, J., Santos, F. D., Schink, B., Shepherd, J., Vet, L., Walloe, L. & Wijkman, A., 1 Nov 2019, In : Global change biology. Bioenergy. 11, 11, p. 1256-1263 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientificpeer-review

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Projects

Activities

Tutkimus ja ilmastomuutos

Atte Korhola (Speaker)
29 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Puhtaampi, kestävämpi maailma – mission impossible?

Atte Korhola (Speaker)
20 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Carbon-PEAT Network Meeting, Exeter, UK

Atte Korhola (Attendee)
1 Apr 20194 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Climate Change and Energy Production

Atte Korhola (Speaker)
14 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The role of Feedbacks in Arctic Climate Change

Atte Korhola (Speaker)
8 Jul 201919 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk