HELI PELTOLA

Professor

Professor in Silvicultural Sciences


The main research focus is on sustainable management and use of boreal forests for different ecosystem services, while considering the changing operating environment, multiple climatic risks to forests, and the need to adapt to, and mitigate, climate change.

 

Contact info

Organization

Faculty of Science and Forestry, School of Forest Sciences

Email

heli.peltola@uef.fi

Phone

+358 40 588 0005

Keywords

Research groups and research projects

Research Group on Management of boreal forests under risks and uncertainties

Research Group on Management of boreal forests under risks and uncertainties, led by prof. Heli Peltola, focus on sustainable management and use of boreal forests for different ecosystem services, while considering the changing operating environment, multiple climatic risks to forests, and the need to adapt to, and mitigate, climate change. The development and applications of different forest ecosystem and risk modelling, and life cycle assessment tools  provide science-based support for climate smart management and utilisation of forest resources.

Members of Research Group:

University researcher Antti Kilpeläinen

University lecturer Olli-Pekka Tikkanen

Project researchers Veli-Pekka Ikonen, Harri Strandman and Sara Kirsikka-aho (SK until end of April, 2021)

Post Doctoral Researcher Dr Ranjith Gopalakrishnan (50%, until end of May 2021)

PhD students Laura Pikkarainen, Olli Muhonen, Timo Salminen (supervisor Heli Peltola) and Norul Sobuj (co-supervisor Heli Peltola), Mika Hiltunen (supervisor Antti Kilpeläinen), John Pulgarin (supervisor Olli-Pekka Tikkanen)

Participation to ongoing major research projects:

FORBIO 2015-2021, led by Heli Peltola, funded by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland

OPTIMAM 2018-2022, led by Heli Peltola, funded by the Academy of Finland

UNITE flagship 2020-2024,  led by Jyrki Kangas at UEF, funded by the Academy of Finland (Heli Peltola WP3 leader and vice-leader of UEF partner)

Participation to UEF research communities:

FOBI research community  2020-2030, led by Heli Peltola

BORFOR research area 2015-2020, led by Heli Peltola

RESEARCH GROUPS - UEF

Publications