Professors of the Environmental Soil Science Unit.
Pihlatie Mari

Professor (Head of Unit). Vice head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences. PI of the SMEAR-Agri Viikki Research Station at Viikki Research Farm, University of Helsinki. Expertise in plant-soil interactions, soil biogeochemical processes, and greenhouse gas exchange with a special focus on N2O and CH4.

Hartikainen Helinä (Professor Emerita)

Professor Emerita (Research Director). Expert in soil and sediment chemistry, especially in reaction mechanisms and cycling of nutrients and detrimental elements. Special interests are selenium and its antioxidative and growth-promoting effects in plants as well as the utilization of industrial by-products in the environment protection. Enjoys knitting, reading literature and playing with grand-children.


Yli-Halla Markku (Professor Emeritus)

Professor Emeritus. Soil scientist with experience in chemical soil analysis, soil classification and plant nutrition. Research interests include acid sulphate soils, processes of soil formation and fertility assessment of agricultural soils. Major activities during the last few years have included projects and supervision of doctoral students in Ethiopia.