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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

I have the title of docent (Associate Professor) in urban ecology and I have been concentrating on ecosystem services provided by urban green areas. One of my main interests is the impact of urban vegetation, such as trees, on the concentrations of air pollutants (e.g. NO2, O3, VOCs, PAHs, SO2, particulates). Moreover, I am studying the operationalisation of ecosystem services in urban planning and decision-making. For latest updates of my research and publications, see also my ResearchGate profile.

Academic Education and Merits

  • Associate Professor (The Title of Docent) in Urban Ecology, University of Helsinki, March 2018.
  • Ph.D. (Environmental Sciences), University of Helsinki, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, January 2007.
  • M.Sc., University of Helsinki, Department of Ecology and Systematics, June 2001. Major: morphological-ecological zoology, Minors: environmental biology, environmental sciences.
  • B.Eng., Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology, Department of Industrial Engineering, Biotechnology, May 1996. Special modules: e.g. Environmental technology, New biotechnology, Chemical engineering.


Fields of Science

  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • Urban ecology
  • Urban ecosystems
  • Ecosystem services
  • Air pollution
  • Urban vegetation
  • Urban planning

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.