Professor, leader
Physical geography

  • Species distribution modelling
  • Climate change impact modelling
  • Modelling of Earth system processes
  • Biogeography and macroecology
  • Arctic environmental change

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 (Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a, room A136)
00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

Phone: +35844 2727327

miska.luoto@helsinki.fi

Postdoctoral Researcher, PhD

My research is focused on the palaeoclimate of the Late Quaternary period.

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 (Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

sakari.salonen@helsinki.fi

University Researcher, PhD

In general, my research interests revolve around the interface between geo-informatics and biodiversity, macroecology and environmental science. I am also interested in Spatio-temporal statistics, spatial (and temporal) modelling, machine learning, and Remote Sensing of ecosystems dynamics. My current research is about Deep Learning of Remotely Sensed Global Ecosystem Dynamics.

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 (Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

babak.naimi@helsinki.fi

University lecturer, PhD

Physical geography

My research interests are related to biogeography, and especially include biotic interactions, arctic and alpine vegetation and spatial modelling in the context of global environmental change.

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 (Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

Phone: +358 50 528 0547

heidi.mod@helsinki.fi

Postdoctoral researcher, PhD

I focus on carbon cycling in a changing tundra environment.

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 (Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a, B116)
00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

anna-maria.virkkala@helsinki.fi

PhD candidate, MSc

In my PhD I focus on the potential of high-resolution remote sensing for ground surface conditions modelling.

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 (Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a, room B116)
00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

henri.riihimaki@helsinki.fi

PhD candidate, MSc

In my PhD I focus on remote sensing of changing snow dynamics and exploring its effects on Arctic vegetation.

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 (Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a, room B116)
00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

pekka.niittynen@helsinki.fi

PhD candidate, MSc

I am interested in the role of species interactions in structuring arctic vegetation and the consequences of global change for arctic ecosystem functioning.

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 (Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

konsta.happonen@helsinki.fi

PhD candidate, MSc

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 (Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a, room A116)
00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

liangzhi.chen@helsinki.fi

PhD candidate, MSc

In my PhD, I study both historical and current drivers of vegetation in high-latitude mountain biogeosystems.

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 (Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a, room B116)
00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

tuuli.rissanen@helsinki.fi

PhD candidate, MSc

In my PhD, I study ways to simulate microclimatic variability in Arctic ecosystems and its role in a changing climate.

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O. Box 64 (Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a, room B116)
00014 University of Helsinki
FINLAND

vilna.tyystjarvi@helsinki.fi

Please see publications for PhD and MSc theses.

Post docs
Juha Aalto
Peter le Roux

Doctoral candidates
Anna-Maria Virkkala
Julia Kemppinen
Annina Niskanen
Heidi Mod
Juha Aalto

Master students
Aino-Maija Määttänen
Outi Seppälä
Vilna Tyystjärvi
Heli Kainulainen
Joona Koskinen
Tuuli Rissanen
Meri Lindholm
Markus Jylhä
Julia Kemppinen
Anna-Maria Virkkala
Elina Puhjo
Jussi Mäkinen
Pekka Niittynen
Henri Riihimäki
Tero Mäkinen
Annina Niskanen
Aino Kulonen
Susanne Suvanto
Heidi Mod
Juha Aalto