Division of Biogeoscience
Division of Geology and Geochemistry
Division of Urban Geograpahy and Regional Studies
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P.O. Box 64
(Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Department Office
Institute of Seismology

P.O. Box 68
(Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

phone +358 294 1911 (university exchange)
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Division of Geography

Kuva: Ville Rinne

Division of Geography
Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 ( Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a, Physicum) / P.O. Box 68 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b, Exactum)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Fax +358 2941 50760

The Division of Geography is located at the Kumpula campus, on the ground floor of the Physicum building, in the A-wing. Some of the divisions employees are situated in the Exactum buildning, in the C-wing, 4th floor.

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Personal email addresses are if not mentioned otherwise. Letters å, ä and ö will be replaced by letters a, a and o.

Academy research fellows

Kaakinen Kaakinen, Anu, Ph.D.
Academy research fellow
+358 2941 50819
Teaching: Sedimentology
Research: clastic sedimentology, stratigraphy, Neogene paleoenvironments
Mottus Mõttus, Matti, Ph.D.
Academy research fellow, docent
+358 2941 51061
Teaching: Physical principles of remote sensing of the environment
Research: Remote sensing of vegetation

Postdoctoral Researchers

Heiskanen Heiskanen, Janne, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
+358 2941 51571
Teaching: Remote sensing
Research: Remote sensing of land cover and vegetation
kuva Hernández Clemente, Rocío, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher
+358 294151573

Kaakinen Kaakinen, Inka, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral researcher
+358 2941 51063

Maeda Maeda, Eduardo Eiji, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Research: Land use change, remote Sensing, hydrology, soil conservation, simulation models
Meier Meier, Sandra, Dipl.-Biol.
Postdoctoral Researcher
+358 2941 50761
Research: Biogeography, Phytoplankton ecology, Metacommunity dynamics

Venn, Stephen FT / Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
+358 2941 51576, +358 50 4486456 gsm
Teaching: Urban Academy minor subject
Research: Insect-plant assemblages of urban dry meadows

PhD Students

Aalto Aalto, Juha, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
+358 2941 51215
Research: Ecosystem's dynamics in the arctic-alpine environments
Airas Airas, Annika, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
+358 2941 51044
Research: Urban geography
Eduardo Chica Eduardo, M.Sc.
Visiting Doctoral Student
+358 2941 50785
Research: Economic geography, urban geography, regional development, knowledge economy
eskelä Eskelä, Elina, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
+359 2941 51202
Research: Urban geography, housing
photo Faehnle, Maija, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student, external researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute
+358 40 7542857
Teaching: Planning geography, planning of urban nature, collaborative planning
Research: Social information and multiculturality in urban planning
Hohenthal Hohenthal, Johanna, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
+358 2941 50761
Research: Hydrogeography, drought research, land use change
Jyrkänkallio-Mikkola, Jenny, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
050 4484125
Research: tropical and boreal streams, diatom communities

Liu, Jinxiu
Ph.D. student
+358 466655356
Research: Land cover classification


Mod, Heidi, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
+358 408273212
Research: Biogeography, arctic-alpine ecosystems

Niskanen, Annina, M.Sc.
Att! email annina.k.niskanen(at)
Doctoral student
+358 2941 51100, +358 05 4485881
Research: arctic-alpine ecosystems, biogeography, environmental change, refugia
Nylen Nylén, Tua, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
+358 2941 51215
Research: Biogeography, geomorphology, spatial modelling, beaches
Pajunen, Virpi, M.Sc,
Doctoral Student
+358 2941 51067, +358 50 4484437
Research: diatoms, running waters
Ponto Ponto, Heli, M.Sc
Doctoral Student
+358 2941 51044
Teaching: Urban geography
Research: Qualitative research
Vuori Salonen, Maria, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student, project researcher
Research: Accessibility, geoinformatics
Stjernberg Stjernberg, Mats, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
+358 2941 51214
Research: Urban geography
Suutarinen Suutarinen, Tuomas, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
050 5723298
Research: Human geography, Russia, resource-based industries, resource-based communities
taka Taka, Maija, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
+358 2941 51215
Research: Urban hydrology, storm water
takala Takala, Tuure, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
+ 358 2941 51062
Research: Remote sensing

Tenkanen, Henrikki, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
+358 2941 51066, +358 50 4484436
Research: accessibility, geoinformatics, social media, data mining, human presence, mobility analysis, transportation analysis, global / regional scale analysis

Weckroth Weckroth, Mikko, M.Sc.
Doctoral Student
+358 2941 51643
Research: Urban geography, housing, regional segregation, welfare studies, subjective wellbeing
kuva Zou, Xiaochen
visiting scholar