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Personlig profil



  • PhD (fishery science), University of Helsinki, 2007
  • MSc, University of Helsinki, 2001 (Limnology major, Fisheries science and Computer science minors)
  • Intermediate studies in computer science, basic studies in mathematics and statistics, University of Helsinki
  • Matriculation examination, Tikkurila high school in Vantaa, 1996


  • Risk assessment in fisheries and environmental management
  • Modelling of fish stocks, fisheries and human-nature interactions
  • Bayesian networks
  • Hierarchical Bayesian modelling

Professional experience

  • Vice leader of the FEM research group, research coordinator and researcher, University of Helsinki, 2008-
  • Researcher, University of Helsinki, 2006-2008
  • Research trainee (PhD student) at Biological Interactions Graduate School, 2002-2005
  • Limnology assistant at University of Helsinki, January - April 2001
  • Research trainee at Dept. of Limnology and Environmental Protection, Univ. of Helsinki, nine months during June 1999 - December 2001

Positions of trust

  • Reviewer for ICES Journal of Marine Science, Environmental Modelling & Software, Ecological Modelling, Water Science and Technology

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Research interests

  • Multidisciplinary fisheries management: biology, sociology and economics
  • Environmental management
  • Risk identification, assessment, and management
  • Integrating knowledge from various sources
  • Bayesian networks & hierarchical modelling

Projects (present and past)

  • IBAM (researcher, research coordinator)
  • Researcher, research coordinator in PRONE - European Union research project Precautionary risk methodology for fisheries, 2006-2008
  • Researcher in POORFISH - European Union research project Probabilistic assessment, management and advice model for fishery management in the case of poor data availability, 2006-2008
  • MSc student in PROMOS - European Union research project Probabilistic modelling of Baltic salmon stocks, 2000-2002
  • MSc student in Univ. of Helsinki, Department of Limnology and Environmental Protection research project "Factors reducing the validity of the food chain theory in predicting the outcome of food web management"

Teaching and tutoring

  • Teaching the use of Bayesian networks:
    • Advanced courses in University of Helsinki, several occasions 2003-
    • International workshops for environmental scientists: Helsinki, Kotka, Bergen, Dakar, Saaremaa 2003-
  • Teaching assistant in undergraduate statistics courses, University of Helsinki, 2002-2003
  • Teacher in water chemistry laboratory class for limnologists, University of Helsinki, 2001-2003
  • Teacher tutor for limnology and fisheries science freshmen, 2006-2007
  • Student tutor for limnology and fisheries science freshmen, 1999

Supervision of theses

  • PhD thesis: Inari Helle, fishery science, 2009-
  • MSc thesis: Kirsi-Maaria Hoviniemi (neé Järvenpää) 2008: Bioeconomic analysis of the Mauritanian cephalopod fishery. MSc thesis in fishery science. (Together with prof. Sakari Kuikka.)


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Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete

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