Lauri Valsta

I am a forest economist and Professor of Business Economics of Forestry. My main research interests are the economics of forest management and climate change mitigation in the forest sector. I have MS degrees in Oregon State University, USA and University of Helsinki, Finland, and a PhD in University of Helsinki. Before joining the University of Helsinki in 1999, I had a long career as a researcher at the Finnish Forest Research Institute.

I find the interactions between humans and forests exciting. Forests provide multiple services for societies and are key ecosystems. They also supply renewable materials and energy for a  sustainable human life. 

For more information about my publications, see TUHAT and Google Scholar. For further information about our research, see our Forest Bioeconomy, Business and Sustainability Research Group.