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  • PL 27 (Latokartanonkaari 7)

    00014

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biokeskus 3

    00790 Helsinki

    Finland

1991 …2020

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Markus Holopainen, professor of geoinformatics at the Department of Forest Sciences, forest resource management, since 2012.  

I graduated as MSc of Forest Sciences in 1993, and MSc in Technology in 1995. I received my Ph.D. degree in forest sciences from the University of Helsinki, in 1998, and my Dr.Tech. from the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT, Aalto-University, AU), in 2011. I have worked for most of my career at the University of Helsinki. My current research interests include utilization of 3-D/4-D data in forest mapping, inventory, management, monitoring, and precision forestry. Starting from 2014 my research group Laboratory of Forest Resources Management and Geo-Information Science has been part of the Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research (CoE-LaSR) in which more than 30 Dr.Sc/PhD’s from Finnish Geospatial Research Institute, University of Helsinki, University of Oulu and Aalto University aim to create new knowledge, science, openings and breakthroughs in the emerging field of Laser Scanning. Our group at the University of Helsinki is responsible for forestry applications. Our current and near-future research can be divided into 4 main tasks that are 1) 3D Precision Forestry, 2) 3D forest data and new models, 3) forest health, above ground biomass and biodiversity assessment by improved mapping and monitoring, 4) 3D GIS and RS in Urban Forestry.

In addition to research and teaching, development of the tuition at the University of Helsinki Department of Forest Sciences has been one of my major fields of work. At the moment, I am Head of the Bachelor's Programme in Forest Sciences.

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry
  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • 222 Other engineering and technologies
  • 1171 Geosciences

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

Publications

Assessing the effects of thinning on stem growth allocation of individual Scots pine trees

Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Yrttimaa, T., Viljanen, N., Honkavaara, E., Holopainen, M., Hyyppä, J., Huuskonen, S., Hynynen, J. & Vastaranta, M., 16 Jun 2020, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 474, p. 1-14 14 p., 118344.

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Multisensorial Close-Range Sensing Generates Benefits for Characterization of Managed Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) Stands

Yrttimaa, T., Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Viljanen, N., Hynynen, J., Huuskonen, S., Holopainen, M., Hyyppa, J., Honkavaara, E. & Vastaranta, M., May 2020, In : ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 9, 5, 14 p., 309.

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Structural Changes in Boreal Forests Can Be Quantified Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Yrttimaa, T., Luoma, V., Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Junttila, S., Holopainen, M., Hyyppä, J. & Vastaranta, M., Sep 2020, In : Remote Sensing. 12, 17, p. 1-20 20 p., 2672.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Under-canopy UAV laser scanning for accurate forest field measurements

Hyyppa, E., Hyyppa, J., Hakala, T., Kukko, A., Wulder, M. A., White, J. C., Pyorala, J., Yu, X., Wang, Y., Virtanen, J-P., Pohjavirta, O., Liang, X., Holopainen, M. & Kaartinen, H., Jun 2020, In : ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 164, p. 41-60 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects

Sustainable Forest Value Chains (SUVALUE)

Amberla, T., Barua, S. K., Bayazidi, S., Berghäll, S., Cao, T., Dahlin, B., Eyvindson, K., Favada, I. M., Haltia, E., Havimo, M., Honkajärvi, R., Holopainen, M., Horne, P., Hovi, A., Hujala, T., Hyyppä, H., Juslin, H., Jylhä, P., Kaakkurivaara, T., Kangas, A., Kantola, T., Karppinen, H., Kettula, K., Kivinen, V., Korhonen-Sande, S., Korpela, I., Korpunen, H., Kuuluvainen, J., Laamanen, R., Laurila, J. M., Leino, O. P. T., Li, N., Lyhykäinen, H. T., Manavakun, N., Melkas, T., Mynttinen, S., Mäkinen, A., Mönkkönen, P., Neuvonen, M., Petty, A., Pohjola, J., Primmer, E., Rantala, T., Rasinmäki, J., Rekola, M., Rikala, J., Rissanen, A., Räty, M., Saarela, S., Sipi, M., Talvitie, M., Toivonen, R., Toppinen, A., Valkeapää, A., Valsta, L., Wan, M., Wang, L., Vastaranta, M. & Xia, B. S.

23/02/2011 → …

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Puuaineen laadun arvioiminen laserkeilausaineistosta

Holopainen, M.

01/01/201531/12/2017

Project: Research project

Datasets

Point cloud data from terrestrial laser scanning for stem volume modelling of Scots pine trees

Saarinen, N. (Creator), Kankare, V. (Contributor), Pyörälä, J. (Data Collector), Yrttimaa, T. (Contributor), Liang, X. (Contributor), Wulder, M. A. (Contributor), Holopainen, M. (Funder), Hyyppä, J. (Owner) & Vastaranta, M. (Contributor), Zenodo, 17 Mar 2020

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Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Ground Truth Data for Characterizing Downed Dead Wood

Yrttimaa, T. (Data Manager), Saarinen, N. (Creator), Luoma, V. (Data Collector), Tanhuanpää, T. (Contributor), Kankare, V. (Contributor), Liang, X. (Contributor), Hyyppä, J. (Owner), Holopainen, M. (Funder) & Vastaranta, M. (Contributor), Open Society Foundations (OSF), 28 Feb 2020

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Detailed point cloud data on stem size and shape of Scots pine trees

Saarinen, N. (Creator), Kankare, V. (Data Collector), Yrttimaa, T. (Data Collector), Viljanen, N. (Data Collector), Honkavaara, E. (Funder), Holopainen, M. (Funder), Jyyppä, J. (Funder), Huuskonen, S. (Contributor), Hynynen, J. (Contributor) & Vastaranta, M. (Contributor), Zenodo, 9 Mar 2020

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