As doctoral students are listed those who work in the Department of Economics and Management or Forest Sciences in the University of Helsinki. In addition, many doctoral students work in research institutes. Contact information can be found from each person's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal.
Teaching of our personnel can be found in the Teachers of Environmental and Resource Economics pages under the Master's Programme in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics.
Lassi Ahlvik's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research subject is blue economy, and more precisely the measurement of the sector's economic contribution in the Finnish national economy. Additionally, I aim to analyze the growth potential of the blue economy industries in Finland, by using a general equilibrium model.
Essi Heikkinen's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
I am a natural resource economist, and my main research interest is the optimal management of marine resources. In specific, I model and analyze the fisheries conflicts arising from multiple goals of the society. My main tool is bioeconomic modeling coupled with dynamic optimization, which enables both economic as well as biological features of the fisheries systems. This means that the sustainable livelihood of fishermen and welfare of the whole society is considered together with the sustainable management of the marine resources. I am also involved in health economics, and consider the cost-effectiveness of food monitoring in Finland.
Maija Holma's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My ambition is to understand better the interaction between the society and the rest of the nature. I study economics and policies associated with combatting eutrophication, management of species invasions and mitigation of other environmental problems. Integrated assessment models, long-term scenarios and dynamic economic optimization are my tools. Currently I study the drivers of the long-term supply and demand of aquatic ecosystem services under climate change and alternative global socio-economic futures.
Kari Hyytiäinen's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research focuses on the development of renewable energy technology. I utilise scenario modelling to explore possible futures of renewable industry development and use these models to identify policies that could boost the development and innovation of renewable technology. My goal is to provide practical policy recommendations that are applicable and relevant to developing clean energy sources and improve energy security.
Jamie Jenkins' profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research is in the field of Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Management. My main interest is carbon sequestration and storage in agricultural soils. I study these topics using numerical optimization modelling methods.
Medile Jokubauskaite's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
As a postdoctoral researcher and a HELSUS fellow, I am working on a project that explores the profitability and the sustainability of harvesting three-spined sticklebacks in the Baltic Sea with regards to the increasing eutrophication and the decrease of predatory commercial species. In my research, I have used individual-based modelling, whereas currently I aim to develop a population and bio-economic model. My general research interests encompass marine ecology, prey–predator population dynamics, fisheries-induced evolution and ecosystem-based fisheries management.
Dunja Jusufovski's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research subject is ecological compensations, a new mechanism for halting biodiversity loss in Finland. I study the markets for compensations, the metrics for measuring biodiversity losses and gains and the incentives to combine the production of biodiversity and carbon offsets.
Johanna Kangas' profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research on environmental and natural resource economics focuses on efficient climate policy. I work as a research assistant in the Economic-Ecological Optimization Group. Recently I have been analyzing the role of forest resources in the European Union’s climate and energy policy.
Samuli Korhonen's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research focuses on economic valuation of environmental benefits (incl. marine, inland water and terrestrial environments), choice modelling as well as motivations and incentives. Current project studies non-industrial private forestland owners in the context of biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation. I'm adjunct professor in environmental and resource economics (since 2017).
Anna-Kaisa Kosenius' profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
I am particularly interested in the economics of environmental policy instruments and exhaustible resource use. My work can be characterized as applied theory and I often use dynamic optimization methods when I model for example mining.
Pauli Lappi's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
As a member of the Secretariat of the Finnish Climate Change Panel, I conduct analysis on international and EU level climate politics. I am particularly interested in the future of the climate governance at global, regional and local levels. In addition to research, I support the panel and its chairs in their daily work.
I am a natural resource economist who works with international fisheries agreements and management of aquatic ecosystems. In my research I use bioeconomic modelling and game theory. My main expertise is on coalition formation, i.e. which countries can negotiate stable cooperative international fisheries agreements.
Marko Lindroos' profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research in environmental and natural resource economics focuses on economic instruments of environmental policy and the development of renewable energy technology. In my current research, I explore both the impacts of overlapping policies on the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme and the effects of renewable energy on real estate markets.
Liisa-Maria Linnala's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research focuses on sustainable food consumption and uses the theoretical framework of behavioral economics and the tools of experimental economics and cost-benefit analysis. I have also researched environmental quality competition. As a member of the University of Helsinki Teachers’ academy, I also study the pedagogy of economics education.
Chiara Lombardini's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research in environmental and natural resource economics focuses on different ways to reduce nutrient runoff and greenhouse gas emissions from the agriculture in a cost-efficient way. I also study policy coherence between climate and water policies in agriculture. The methods include mainly numerical optimization and theoretical analysis. In addition to research, I work as Science Secretary for the Finnish Climate Change Panel.
Sanna Lötjönen's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research interests focuses on forest economics, especially water protection in forestry. I study how forest management affects water quality and other ecosystem services in both mineral soils and peatlands. Currently, I also analyze new bioeconomy policy instruments promoting sustainable forest-based bioeconomy.
Jenni Miettinen's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
I have an extensive scientific experience in designing economic instruments and systems to improve the state of the environment. I have collaborated with engineers, ecologists, marine biologists and crop scientists in Finland and abroad. I have studied a wide range of market mechanisms such as emissions trading, water quality offsets, ecological compensations, tendering systems for agriculture and forestry. I am a specialist in issues of agricultural and forest nonpoint source water pollution. I am the Chair of the scientific Finnish Climate Change Panel since 2014, and a member since 2012.
Markku Ollikainen's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research on natural resource economics concentrates on economic-ecological optimization of forest resources. My main interest is on the economics of optimal choice between rotation and continuous cover forestry, more specifically on how the economically optimal management regime is solved. In my research, I use numerical methods for dynamic optimization together with an empirically estimated size-structured description on the stand level forest dynamics.
Vesa-Pekka Parkatti's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My main research area is ecology and economics of reindeer herding systems. I focus on developing and analyzing dynamic age- and sex-structured models that aim to take into account all the relevant economic and biological interactions of these systems (e.g. food resources, predators, and government subsidies).
Antti-Juhani Pekkarinen's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
Themes in my research are the following: economics of forest resources, economics of Baltic Sea protection, and agricultural economics. I study the economics of forest resources by applying economic-ecological optimization, simultaneously taking into account the interaction between forests and climate. Regarding Baltic Sea, I study the economics of nutrient reduction and eutrophication abatement. Regarding agriculture, I apply economic optimization to study farm management taking into account emissions to atmosphere and to water bodies.
Sampo Pihlainen's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My main research area is the development of new theories, concepts and methods for assessing the multiple values of nature. I am particularly interested in how values from different knowledge systems can be integrated to inform environmental policy and decision-making at local, regional and international scales. I lead the Human-Nature Transformations Research Group and am Coordinating Lead Author of the IPBES Values Assessment.
Christopher Raymond's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics and Management. I currently work on topics in food economics, business management, agriculture, and forestry. My previous research has focused on questions in fisheries economics, especially in the context of international fisheries, which I have tackled by econometric methods and bioeconomic modeling.
Fredrik Salenius' profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
In my current research I use econometric and statistical methods to study topics related to climate change, forests and agriculture. I also do some policy analysis and optimization. In my PhD thesis I focused on agriculture.
Matti Sihvonen's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
The research in my group integrates economics, ecology and mathematical methods to understand the management of biological natural resources like forests, fish populations and reindeer. Our approach creates a dialogue between existing scientific traditions and new discoveries found by transferring knowledge between different fields. In proceeding toward new directions we are guided by cross-disciplinarity and the requirements of sound theoretical basis, mathematics, detailed empirical realism and computational methods. This enables harsh progressive and critical reflection of existing science, policy and practice.
Olli Tahvonen's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My job is to look after the day-to-day work of the Finnish Climate Change Panel and assist the chair in research and advisory tasks
Sally Weaver's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
My research focuses upon socio-cultural valuation of the environment. My primary tool is public participatory geographic information systems, through which I can gather spatial data on human-nature relationships for use in integrated landscape management decision making. I am involved in the SMARTer Greener Cities project, which employs social-ecological-technological couplings to advance urban resilience and well-being.
Sara Zaman's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal
I am a doctoral student in the Economic-Ecological Optimization Group. My research focuses on incentive mechanisms to increase carbon sequestration and biodiversity in private forestry. Currently, I am working on a study where I compare a socially optimal policy for incentivizing carbon sequestration in forests to a practical application in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme.
Nico Österberg's profile in the University of Helsinki research portal