Sustainable Forest Value Chains (SUVALUE)

  • Amberla, Tomi (Participant)
  • Barua, Sepul Kanti (Participant)
  • Bayazidi, Saeed (Participant)
  • Berghäll, Sami (Participant)
  • Cao, Tianjian (Participant)
  • Dahlin, Bo (Principal Investigator)
  • Eyvindson, Kyle (Participant)
  • Favada, Ibrahim Moulifla (Participant)
  • Haltia, Emmi (Participant)
  • Havimo, Mikko (Participant)
  • Honkajärvi, Raili (Participant)
  • Holopainen, Markus (Principal Investigator)
  • Horne, Paula (Participant)
  • Hovi, Aarne (Participant)
  • Hujala, Teppo (Participant)
  • Hyyppä, Hannu (Participant)
  • Juslin, Heikki (Principal Investigator)
  • Jylhä, Paula (Participant)
  • Kaakkurivaara, Tomi (Participant)
  • Kangas, Annika (Principal Investigator)
  • Kantola, Tuula (Participant)
  • Karppinen, Heimo (Principal Investigator)
  • Kettula, Kirsi (Participant)
  • Kivinen, Veli-Pekka (Participant)
  • Korhonen-Sande, Silja (Participant)
  • Korpela, Ilkka (Principal Investigator)
  • Korpunen, Heikki (Participant)
  • Kuuluvainen, Jari (Principal Investigator)
  • Laamanen, Risto (Participant)
  • Laurila, Jussi Markus (Participant)
  • Leino, Olli Pekka Tapani (Participant)
  • Li, Ning (Participant)
  • Lyhykäinen, Henna Tuulia (Participant)
  • Manavakun, Nopparat (Participant)
  • Melkas, Timo (Participant)
  • Mynttinen, Sinikka (Participant)
  • Mäkinen, Antti (Participant)
  • Mönkkönen, Petteri (Participant)
  • Neuvonen, Marjo (Participant)
  • Petty, Aaron (Participant)
  • Pohjola, Johanna (Participant)
  • Primmer, Eeva (Participant)
  • Rantala, Tapio (Participant)
  • Rasinmäki, Jussi (Participant)
  • Rekola, Mika (Principal Investigator)
  • Rikala, Juha (Participant)
  • Rissanen, Antti (Participant)
  • Räty, Minna (Participant)
  • Saarela, Svetlana (Participant)
  • Sipi, Marketta (Principal Investigator)
  • Talvitie, Mervi (Participant)
  • Toivonen, Ritva (Participant)
  • Toppinen, Anne (Principal Investigator)
  • Valkeapää, Annukka (Participant)
  • Valsta, Lauri (Principal Investigator)
  • Wan, Minli (Participant)
  • Wang, Lei (Participant)
  • Vastaranta, Mikko (Participant)
  • Xia, Belle Selene (Participant)

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Project Details

Description (abstract)

The research community forms a multidisciplinary community that is linked to other research institutions participating in forest-related research, and all major forest organizations and companies.

Research in Forest mensuration and management has concentrated on developing next-generation forest management decision support systems in which the main project has been the SIMO-project, realized together with all major forest companies and organizations in Finland. Improved forest information and supply chain has been developed by means of advanced laser measurements at individual tree and stand level with airborne and terrestrial scanning methods.

In the field of wood technology the research has focused on clarifying the properties and usability of wood material for different processes and products. The research includes 1) the qualitative and quantitative potential of wood raw material when applying different sorting systems for round wood in spruce stands, 2) the use of pine pulpwood instead of spruce in mechanical pulping and 3) the tests and evaluation of novel cellulose based materials for different end-uses.

In forest technology and logistics there have been three major research focus areas: 1) Forest-level bucking optimization and timber allocation, 2) forest roads, and 3) forest procurement logistics (bioenergy).

In the field of forest products marketing and business management, the focused research areas include 1) the role of corporate responsibility in the forest sector and 2) the analysis of resources and capabilities for achieving firm-level competitive advantage. Growing societal and consumer awareness on environmental sustainability of forest products and services are also important topics of ongoing research in the field.

The values, preferences and behaviour of non-industrial forest owners has been a central research are in forest economics using both surveys and econometric models. The economic and environmental impacts of wood production, carbon sequestration and biodiversity have been analyzed at private and societal level. The acceptability of forest and environmental policy has been studied in a multidisciplinary team.

Responsible person: Lauri Valsta, Department of Forest Sciences

Participation category: 5
Effective start/end date23/02/201131/12/2015