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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 …2019
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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 1991 2019

Assessing log geometry and wood quality in standing timber using terrestrial laser-scanning point clouds

Pyorala, J., Kankare, V., Liang, X., Saarinen, N., Rikala, J., Kivinen, V-P., Sipi, M., Holopainen, M., Hyyppa, J. & Vastaranta, M., Apr 2019, In : Forestry. 92, 2, p. 177-187 11 p.

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Assessing spectral measures of post-harvest forest recovery with field plot data

White, J. C., Saarinen, N., Wulder, M. A., Kankare, V., Hermosilla, T., Coops, N. C., Holopainen, M., Hyyppä, J. & Vastaranta, M., Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 80, p. 102-114 13 p.

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Characterizing Seedling Stands Using Leaf-Off and Leaf-On Photogrammetric Point Clouds and Hyperspectral Imagery Acquired from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Imangholiloo, M., Saarinen, N., Markelin, L., Rosnell, T., Nasi, R., Hakala, T., Honkavaara, E., Holopainen, M., Hyyppa, J. & Vastaranta, M., May 2019, In : Forests. 10, 5, 17 p., 415.

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Detecting and characterizing downed dead wood using terrestrial laser scanning

Yrttimaa, T., Saarinen, N., Luoma, V., Tanhuanpaa, T., Kankare, V., Liang, X., Hyyppa, J., Holopainen, M. & Vastaranta, M., May 2019, In : ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 151, p. 76-90 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Examining Changes in Stem Taper and Volume Growth with Two-Date 3D Point Clouds

Luoma, V., Saarinen, N., Kankare, V., Tanhuanpaa, T., Kaartinen, H., Kukko, A., Holopainen, M., Hyyppa, J. & Vastaranta, M., May 2019, In : Forests. 10, 5, 14 p., 382.

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Projects 2004 2018

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

Lasermittaukset Helsingin katu- ja puistopuiden kartoituksessa

Holopainen, M., Tanhuanpää, T., Vastaranta, M., Kankare, V., Hyyppä, J. & Hyyppä, H.

01/05/201131/12/2012

Project: Research project