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Curriculum vitae

I am professor of geoinformatics with primary focus on remote sensing applications on land cover and impact of human-nature interactions on the environment. My research group applies mostly optical remote sensing data including hyperspectral data and laser scanner data. During the last decade the focus has been in Africa, and particularly land cover and land use change caused by agricultural expansion and conservation, and its impact on water resources, biodiversity, climate and livelihoods. Earlier I have been involved in remote sensing research of glaciers as indicators of climate change and developing remote sensing systems and correction procedures for radiometry and geometry of the data.

I am also a director of multidisciplinary Taita Research Station of the University of Helsinki in Kenya, which provides research questions and solutions from sustainability science to Earth system science for students and staff of our university and others. It is a gateway to Africa to many young researchers. Please read more activities of it at the Taita Research Station homepages: blogs.helsinki.fi/taita-research-station/ 

As reflected in the projects and my papers on the portal, my background is in physical geography and development geography, which I currently still work on with the tools and methods provided by geoinformatics. Currently I am open to see environmental problems in a holistic way in the field of Earth system science and Sustainability Science.

Education/Academic qualification

Geographical remote sensing, Adjuct professor, University of Turku

Remote Sensing, PhD, University of Oulu

External positions

Member of the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering, Academy of Finland

1 Jan 201931 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • 1171 Geosciences
  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • 5203 Development Studies

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

Publications 1993 2019

Open Access

Detection of the dispersion and residence of volcanic SO2⁠ and sulfate aerosol from Nabro in 2011

Liu, Y., Pellikka, P., Li, H. & Fang, X., 15 Jan 2019, In : Atmospheric Environment. 197, p. 36-44 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Predictive mapping of mosquito distribution based on environmental and anthropogenic factors in Taita Hills, Kenya

Uusitalo, R. J., Siljander, M., Culverwell, C. L., Mutai, N., Forbes, K. M., Vapalahti, O. & Pellikka, P. K. E., Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 76, p. 84-92 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Reflectance variation in boreal landscape during the snow melting period using airborne imaging spectroscopy

Heinilä, A. M. K., Salminen, M., Metsämäki, S., Pellikka, P. K. E., Koponen, S. & Pulliainen, J., Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 76, p. 66-76 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Projects 2001 2022

Prizes

Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian jäsenyys

Petri Pellikka (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 1998 2019

PhD studies supervision of James Mwangombe

Petri Pellikka (Supervisor), Tino Petri Johansson (Co-supervisor), Maria Brockhaus (Co-supervisor), Eshetu Yirdaw Eshetu (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group), Maija Kaisa Korhonen-Kurki (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

IHE Delft

Petri Pellikka (Visiting researcher)
1 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Nordic Remote Sensing Conference

Petri Pellikka (Scientific Committee Member)
2019 → …

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

Academy of Finland (External organisation)

Petri Pellikka (Board member)
20192021

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Taita Research Station of the University of Helsinki

Petri Pellikka (Visiting researcher)
24 Feb 20194 Mar 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Press / Media

Drones in urban environment

Petri Pellikka

25/09/2018

1 media contribution

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Land cover and climate change research in the Taita Hills, Kenya

Petri Pellikka

17/08/2011

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kalifornian metsäpalojen syyt ja seuraukset lokakuussa 2003

Petri Pellikka

30/10/2003

1 media contribution

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