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  • PL 27 (Latokartanonkaari 7)



  • Viikinkaari 1, Biokeskus 3

    00790 Helsinki


1980 …2019

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Professor of Silviculture at the Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland since 1998.

My professional interests are in early silviculture and forest management for production of wood and non-wood services, also including forest certification. I teach courses in themes of forest regeneration, stand dynamics, growth and yield, multipurpose forest management, forest certification, and field courses in silviculture.

I have a Master of Forestry degree from the Helsinki University, MSc in Forestry from the Oregon State University, USA, a PhD from University of Helsinki. Before joining the University of Helsinki, I worked as a researcher and later as a research leader and technical advisor in a silvicultural systems research and development programs at the Research Branch of British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Victoria, Canada, during 1990-1999.

In recent years, I have been Deputy Head of the Department of Forest Sciences (2011-2013) and Head of the Department of Forest Sciences since 2014. An additional research administration position was my service as the director of research at the Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA, a fixed term position August from 2005 to December 2010).

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry

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


Do small protected habitat patches within boreal production forests provide value for biodiversity conservation? A systematic review protocol

Häkkilä, M., Savilaakso, S., Johansson, A., Sandgren, T., Uusitalo, A., Mönkkönen, M. & Puttonen, P., 6 Aug 2019, In : Environmental Evidence. 8, 1, 9 p., 30.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

What are the effects of even-aged and uneven-aged forest management on boreal forest biodiversity in Fennoscandia and European Russia? A systematic review protocol

Savilaakso, S., Häkkilä, M., Johansson, A., Uusitalo, A., Sandgren, T., Mönkkönen, M. & Puttonen, P., 2 Apr 2019, In : Environmental Evidence. 8, 1, 10 p., 17.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Tapion Taskukirja: 3. Metsänhoito, 3.1. Metsänkasvatuksen lähtökohdat

Puttonen, P. K., 30 Aug 2018, Tapion Taskukirja. Rantala, S. (ed.). [Helsinki]: Metsäkustannus, p. 69-70, 73-75 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Avohakkuu ja viljely turvaavat metsän uudistamisen

Puttonen, P. K., 2017, In : Metsän henki. 2017, 1/17, p. 19-19 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Muistokirjoitus - Paavo Yli-Vakkuri: Paavo Yli-Vakkuri 23.3.1914 - 31.12.2014

Translated title of the contribution: Paavo Yli-Vakkuri in memoriamPuttonen, P. K., 2015, Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian vuosikirja 2014. Helsinki: Academia scientiarum Fennica, p. 109-114 6 p. (Vuosikirja / Suomalainen tiedeakatemia; vol. 2014).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific



Suomen Metsätieteellisen Seuran mitali

Pasi Puttonen (Recipient), 24 Oct 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

Pasi Kalevi Puttonen (Recipient) & Pasi Puttonen (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes and awards


Metsätalouden kehittämiskeskus TAPIO (External organisation)

Pasi Puttonen (Board member)
Jan 2018May 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

EUROPEAN FORUM ON URBAN FORESTRY 2018 – EFUF 2018Increasing Cities, Decreasing Green Areas – Challenge to Urban Green Professional

Pasi Puttonen (Scientific Committee Chair)
15 May 201819 May 2019

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

Opponent at the disputation of a doctoral thesis

Pasi Puttonen (Opponent)
20 Dec 2018

Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

The Swedish University of Agriculture, SLU (External organisation)

Pasi Puttonen (Expert)
Apr 2017

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

GAIA Consulting. (External organisation)

Pasi Puttonen (Member)
Feb 2015Jun 2015

Activity: Membership typesOther tasks of an expert in private sector

Press / Media

Avohakkkuu ja viljely turvaavat metsän uudistamisen

Pasi Puttonen


1 Media contribution

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Raha pakenee tutkimuksesta.

Pasi Puttonen


1 Media contribution

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Haastattelu: Tammi yleistyy hitaasti

Pasi Puttonen


1 Media contribution

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Haastattelu Metsälehti Makasiinissa

Pasi Puttonen


1 Media contribution

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