1977 …2022

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Personlig profil


Dr. Markku Kanninen is the professor of Tropical Silviculture and Director of Viikki Natural Resources Institute (VITRI) at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He is an expert in tropical forestry, climate change, forest ecology, and forest management. He has published over 350 publications, including over 100 internationally peer-reviewed scientific articles.

He has been involved in tropical forest research for about 40 years. Prior to his current position, he was Director of the Environmental Services and Sustainable Use of Forests Program of CIFOR (2003-2010); Deputy Director General of CATIE (Costa Rica) (1996-2003); and earlier the Director of The Finnish Research Program on Climate Change (1990-1995).

He has been involved in science policy dialogue on forests and climate change for about 30 years, and he has been actively involved in the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1990. He was a Lead Author of the recent IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees. From 2011 to 2019, he was member of the Finnish Climate Panel.

Since 2004, he has been a member of the Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters. He received the Nobel Peace Prize as a member of the IPCC in 2007.

Externa befattningar

Seconded Principal Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research

1 sep 201631 aug 2017

Seconded Principal Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research

1 sep 201531 aug 2016

Director, Environmental Services and Sustainable Use of Forests Program, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

1 mar 200331 dec 2010

Deputy Director General and Research Director, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE)

1 jan 199628 feb 2003

Project manager, The Finnish Research Program on Climate Change (SILMU), Academy of Finland

1 mar 199031 dec 1995


  • 4112 Skogsvetenskap
  • 1172 Miljövetenskap

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


Boswellia and Commiphora Species as a Resource Base for Rural Livelihood Security in the Horn of Africa: A Systematic Review

Hassan, B. A., Glover, E. K., Luukkanen, O., Kanninen, M. & Jamnadass, R., 1 jul 2019, I : Forests. 10, 7, 15 s., 551.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragÖversiktsartikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Greening the Dark Side of Chocolate: A Qualitative Assessment to Inform Sustainable Supply Chains

Camargo, M. C., Hogarth, N. J., Pacheco, P., Nhantumbo, I. & Kanninen, M., mar 2019, I : Environmental Conservation. 46, 1, s. 9-16 8 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång

Metsien hakkuiden kasvattaminen ei ole ilmastoteko

Seppälä, J. & Kanninen, M. T., 2019, I : Talous & yhteiskunta. 47, 1, s. 20-27 8 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelProfessionell

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Influencer of the Year (Vuoden vaikuttaja) 2018

Markku Kanninen (!!Recipient), 3 dec 2018

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Nobel Peace Prize (as a member of the IPCC)

Markku Kanninen (!!Recipient), 2007

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Teacher of the Year (Hyvä Opettaja) 2013

Markku Kanninen (!!Recipient), 17 maj 2013

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser


Invited speaker: Metsät ja ilmastonmuutos [Forests and climate change]

Markku Kanninen (!!Speaker)
12 feb 2020

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk

European Research Council (ERC) (Extern organisation)

Markku Kanninen (Assessment)
maj 2020

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan roll i granskningskommitté

On the human impacts and governance of large-scale tree plantations

Markku Kanninen (Bihandledare)

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledare eller bihandledare av doktorsavhandling

Member of PhD Thesis Committee

Markku Kanninen (Handledare)
2019 → …

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperMedlem i doktorsavhandlingskommitté

Invited key note: Informe especial del IPCC sobre el calentamiento global de 1.5 °C

Markku Kanninen (!!Speaker)
6 nov 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk