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1979 …2019
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Personlig profil

Information om forskning och undervisning

Professor of forest zoology and game research since 1994. I graduated both from morphological zoology and agricultural and forest zoology, University of Helsinki. I started my career by studying the occurrence of the pine bark bug showing a peculiar alternate-year flight pattern. Research on this phenomenon produced analyses on genetical, morphometrical and biogeographical analyses associated with population differentiation and speciation. My current research interests include forest insect ecology, diversity, and insect-fungus interactions.

I have worked as a research scientist of the Academy of Finland and as leading researcher and professor of the Finnish Forest Research Institute (now The Natural Resources Institute Finland, LUKE), and as the Department Head for 8 years. I have also acted as an invited expert of forest zoology in the USA, and as an invited professor and lecturer at the Beijing Forestry University in China. My main research interest in northern China has mainly been associated with biodiversity and forest pest issues.

With my colleagues I have published about 100 peer reviewed papers, more than 100 popular articles and compiled more than 10 entomological books, including ‘Insects and Pollution, FL, USA'. For more information, see ResearchGate and Google Scholar. I have published thousands of drawings, pictures and photographs in scientific and commercial papers and books.


  • 4112 Skogsvetenskap

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Publikationer 1979 2019

Modelling the effect of habitat composition and roads on the occurrence and number of moose damage at multiple scales

Nikula, A., Nivala, V., Matala, J. & Heliövaara, K. T., 10 jan 2019, I : Silva Fennica. 53, 1, 23 s., 9918.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Tree Resin Flow Dynamics during an Experimentally Induced Attack by Ips avulsus, I. calligraphus, and I. grandicollis

Denham, S., Coyle, D., Oishi, A., Bullock, B. P., Heliövaara, K. T. & Novick, K. A., jan 2019, I : Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 49, 1, s. 53-63 11 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Cadophora margaritata sp. nov. and other fungi associated with the longhorn beetles Anoplophora glabripennis and Saperda carcharias in Finland

Linnakoski, R., Kasanen, R., Lasarov, I., Marttinen, T., Oghenekaro, A., Sun, H., Asiegbu, F. O., Wingfield, M. J., Hantula, J. & Heliövaara, K. T., nov 2018, I : Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 111, 11, s. 2195-2211 17 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Interaction of disturbance agents on Norway spruce: A mechanistic model of bark beetle dynamics integrated in simulation framework WINDROT

Honkaniemi, J., Ojansuu, R., Kasanen, R. & Heliövaara, K., 24 nov 2018, I : Ecological Modelling. 388, s. 45-60 16 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Metsänhoito: Metsän eläintuhot

Heliövaara, K. T., 2018, Tapion taskukirja. Rantala, S. (red.). 26. red. Helsinki: Metsäkustannus, s. 194-199 6 s.

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelProfessionell

Projekter 2005 2016

Aasianrunkojäärän kartoitus Helsingissä

Heliövaara, K., Raisio, J. & Raunio, M.


Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

BIOPROC Biodiversity and Forest Pest Problems in Northeast China

Heliövaara, K., Välimäki, S., You-Qing, L., Juan, S., Juanbao, W., Yuan, F., Zhichun, X., Lei, W., Jing, L., Zhong-Qi, Y., Yanxia, Y., Fayuan, W. & Tongtong, Z.

Suomen Akatemia


Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Suomen sepät ja jalokuoriaiset

Heliövaara, K., Mannerkoski, I., Muona, J., Siitonen, J. & Silfverberg, H.


Projekt: Forskningsprojekt


Prize of Innovation and Prize of Invention, University of Helsinki 2008, malaria research

Lena Hulden (!!Recipient), Larry Valter Hulden (!!Recipient) & Kari Heliövaara (!!Recipient), 2008

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

The best lepidopterological publication in Finland in 1991

Rauno Väisänen (!!Recipient), Kari Heliövaara (!!Recipient) & Päivö Somerma (!!Recipient), 1991

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Aktiviteter 1995 2018

Arthropod - Plant Interactions (Tidskrift)

Kari Heliövaara (Referentgranskare)
14 aug 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

PeerJ (Tidskrift)

Kari Heliövaara (Referentgranskare)
26 mar 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Bursan Teknillinen Yliopisto (Extern organisation)

Kari Heliövaara (Styrelsemedlem)
15 sep 201815 sep 2021

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan roll i forskningsnätverk

Agricultural and Forest Entomology (Tidskrift)

Kari Heliövaara (Referentgranskare)
25 jan 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Journal of Insect Science (Tidskrift)

Kari Heliövaara (Referentgranskare)
9 mar 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript