The Department of Forest Sciences represents the global top of the research disciplines at the University of Helsinki. The department conducts internationally recognized research, related to forest sciences and the bio-economy, and provides the highest-level education based on the research. The aim of the multidisciplinary activities is to advance the utilization of forests and peatland in ecologically, economically and socially sustainable manner, and produce new globally relevant aspects through science.
Our research focus areas are the interactions between climate change and forest and peatland ecosystems, socio-economic changes and the global forest sector, new methods of managing forest information and the economic-ecological models of forest use and conservation.
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