Staff and post-doctoral researchers
Below you can find the list of academic staff and researchers at the Viikki Tropical Resources Institute
Professor Tropical Silviculture
Teaching and research areas
Tropical forest ecology
Tropical silviculture and forest management
Plantation forestry in the Tropics
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Methods and policies for sustainable management of Tropical landscapes
Environmental vulnerability, social resilience and multi-scale governance (ENV-GOV)
Green Economy Transitions in the Least Developed Countries: Multi-Scale Analysis of Energy and Forest Use in Laos and Cambodia (GET-LDC)
Development – societal interaction
Biodiversity, Restoration Ecology, Agroforestry
TROP120, TROP130, TROP210, TROP220
Special issue in Silva Fennica Journal: Drought and Dryland Managemen
Supervision of students, teaching, and research
Teaching and research areas
Ecophysiology and genetics of forest trees
Tropical forest ecology
Silvicultural systems and ecosystem rehabilitation
Community-based forest management
Non-wood forest products
Geographical focus on East and West Africa, Sudan, and Southeast Asia.
Ecosystem carbon, forest biomass, structure and size of trees
Project on ecosystem carbon in tropical landscapes
Member of the editorial board of Functional Ecology
Dryland (landscape management, rehabilitation, agroforestry, silviculture)
ME454 Agroforestry in the tropics and developing countries
Senior Researcher Academy Project: Carbon sequestration and Soil Fertility on African Drylands: Implications for Food and Woodfuel Production, Land Rehabilitation and Community Development (CASFAD)
Team member Ministry for Foreign Affairs project: Landscape management Planning and Training for the Environment in Southern Sudan (LAMPTESS)
Tutoring students in the course National Forest Programme and other courses and theses work.
Teaching and Research Areas
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Sustainable Forest Landscape Management
Agroforestry in the Tropics
Natural Resource Policy and Governance
Green Economy / Low-Emission Development Strategies and Plans
Nationally Determined Contributions (UNFCCC NDC)
UNFCCC process and negotiations
Projects and Activities
Building Biocarbon and Rural Development in West Africa (BIODEV)
Green Economy Transitions in the Least Developed Countries: Multi-scale Analysis of Energy and Forest Use in Laos and Cambodia (GET-LDC)
PhD. Forests and livelihoods. Charles Darwin University, Australia.
M.Sc. Environmental research & management. Charles Darwin University, Australia.
Grad.Dip.Sc. Plant Biology (Botany). University of Western Australia.
Forests and livelihoods, planted forests/reforestation, forest landscape restoration, plantation forestry, bamboo, Geographical focus: China, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia.
Supervising Masters Students.
Teaching: Lecturer for ‘Introduction to tropical forestry’ course (TROP170).
Member of Steering Group ‘Developing a Forestry Module in the World Bank’s LSMS’.
Member of Systematic Review team: ‘The socioeconomic effects of large-scale tree plantations on local people’.
M.Sc. Agriculture & Forestry, University of Helsinki
D.Sc. Agriculture & Forestry, University of Helsinki
Social forestry and livelihoods, plantation forestry, silviculture, forestry and climate change (REDD+)
Environmental vulnerability, social resilience and multi-scale governance (ENVGOV) (Project 2015-2016)
Project Coordinator FinCeAL LAC
B.A. in Spanish Philology, 2008, University of Helsinki
M.A., Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters, major in Latin American Studies, 2010, University of Helsinki
The LAC component of the FinCEAL project advances the aims of the project in relation to Latin America and the Caribbean. In the sphere of the project, the monitoring of and contribution to the EU-LAC research and innovation cooperation is enhanced, the relevant activities and processes for Finnish participation are identified, and the activation of cooperation is supported.
Thematic communication and research networks are established to enhance Finnish cooperation and participation in the region across disciplines in the defined thematic priority areas. The primary themes of the LAC component are based on the existing political EU-LAC processes, and are related to societal challenges, including ICT for societal challenges, bioeconomy, biodiversity and climate change, energy, and cross-cutting issues. The project supports and facilitates the thematic networks, but after launching, the networks are expected to run on experts’ own initiative.
The FinCEAL project is coordinated by the UniPID network and funded by the MInistry of Education and Culture of Finland. It is divided into the Africa and the LAC regional components that are coordinated by project advisors. Both of the regional components consist of the following five activities:
- Enhancing the expert participation and international networking
- Thematic networks and dialogue in Finland between different stakeholders
- Small-scale project preparatory funding
- Expert and project databanks
- Enhanced communication