professor, forest economics and forest policy

D.Sc. (For.) Jouni Pykäläinen, professor of forest economics and forest policy, has studied, among others, forest-based services and value networks and forest sector foresight methods and processes. Jouni Pykäläinen has also worked as the head and vise head of the School of Forest Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, and as the Director of the Forest Foresight Unit in the University of Eastern Finland leading the project “Foresight of new business possibilities in the forest sector”. He has extensive experience in practical forestry, among which includes his work as an entrepreneur.

Contact info


Faculty of Science and Forestry, School of Forest Sciences



+358 50 382 6094

Research groups and research projects

Projects, ongoing:

* Business ecosystems of non-wood forest products crossing the national and sectoral borders, 136 500€. European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

* Business models of born globals in a forest-based bioeconomy. 1.1.2017 – 31.12.2021. Academy of Finland, Biofuture 2025 program, 401 000 €.

* Bioscope – scoping for growth of bioeconomy in North Karelia.

Research groups