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  • PL 27 (Latokartanonkaari 7), 317

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

1979 …2019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Professor of forest zoology and game research since 1994. I graduated both from morphological zoology and agricultural and forest zoology, University of Helsinki. I started my career by studying the occurrence of the pine bark bug showing a peculiar alternate-year flight pattern. Research on this phenomenon produced analyses on genetical, morphometrical and biogeographical analyses associated with population differentiation and speciation. My current research interests include forest insect ecology, diversity, and insect-fungus interactions.

I have worked as a research scientist of the Academy of Finland and as leading researcher and professor of the Finnish Forest Research Institute (now The Natural Resources Institute Finland, LUKE), and as the Department Head for 8 years. I have also acted as an invited expert of forest zoology in the USA, and as an invited professor and lecturer at the Beijing Forestry University in China. My main research interest in northern China has mainly been associated with biodiversity and forest pest issues.

With my colleagues I have published about 100 peer reviewed papers, more than 100 popular articles and compiled more than 10 entomological books, including ‘Insects and Pollution, FL, USA'. For more information, see ResearchGate and Google Scholar. I have published thousands of drawings, pictures and photographs in scientific and commercial papers and books.

Keywords

  • 4112 Forestry

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

Publications 1979 2019

Modelling the effect of habitat composition and roads on the occurrence and number of moose damage at multiple scales

Nikula, A., Nivala, V., Matala, J. & Heliövaara, K. T., 10 Jan 2019, In : Silva Fennica. 53, 1, 23 p., 9918.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Tree Resin Flow Dynamics during an Experimentally Induced Attack by Ips avulsus, I. calligraphus, and I. grandicollis

Denham, S., Coyle, D., Oishi, A., Bullock, B. P., Heliövaara, K. T. & Novick, K. A., Jan 2019, In : Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 49, 1, p. 53-63 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Cadophora margaritata sp. nov. and other fungi associated with the longhorn beetles Anoplophora glabripennis and Saperda carcharias in Finland

Linnakoski, R., Kasanen, R., Lasarov, I., Marttinen, T., Oghenekaro, A., Sun, H., Asiegbu, F. O., Wingfield, M. J., Hantula, J. & Heliövaara, K. T., Nov 2018, In : Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 111, 11, p. 2195-2211 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Interaction of disturbance agents on Norway spruce: A mechanistic model of bark beetle dynamics integrated in simulation framework WINDROT

Honkaniemi, J., Ojansuu, R., Kasanen, R. & Heliövaara, K., 24 Nov 2018, In : Ecological Modelling. 388, p. 45-60 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Metsänhoito: Metsän eläintuhot

Heliövaara, K. T., 2018, Tapion taskukirja. Rantala, S. (ed.). 26. ed. Helsinki: Metsäkustannus, p. 194-199 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Projects 2005 2016

Aasianrunkojäärän kartoitus Helsingissä

Heliövaara, K., Raisio, J. & Raunio, M.

18/04/201620/12/2016

Project: Research project

BIOPROC Biodiversity and Forest Pest Problems in Northeast China

Heliövaara, K., Välimäki, S., You-Qing, L., Juan, S., Juanbao, W., Yuan, F., Zhichun, X., Lei, W., Jing, L., Zhong-Qi, Y., Yanxia, Y., Fayuan, W. & Tongtong, Z.

Suomen Akatemia

01/01/200731/12/2010

Project: Research project

Suomen sepät ja jalokuoriaiset

Heliövaara, K., Mannerkoski, I., Muona, J., Siitonen, J. & Silfverberg, H.

01/01/200531/12/2014

Project: Research project

Prizes

Prize of Innovation and Prize of Invention, University of Helsinki 2008, malaria research

Lena Hulden (Recipient), Larry Valter Hulden (Recipient) & Kari Heliövaara (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prizes and awards

The best lepidopterological publication in Finland in 1991

Rauno Väisänen (Recipient), Kari Heliövaara (Recipient) & Päivö Somerma (Recipient), 1991

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1995 2018

Arthropod - Plant Interactions (Journal)

Kari Heliövaara (Reviewer)
14 Aug 2018

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

PeerJ (Journal)

Kari Heliövaara (Reviewer)
26 Mar 2018

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

Bursan Teknillinen Yliopisto (External organisation)

Kari Heliövaara (Board member)
15 Sep 201815 Sep 2021

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

Agricultural and Forest Entomology (Journal)

Kari Heliövaara (Reviewer)
25 Jan 2018

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

Journal of Insect Science (Journal)

Kari Heliövaara (Reviewer)
9 Mar 2018

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