Research Director

Head of School (1.1.2021-31.12.2021)

Forest Policy Research and Teaching

University Co-operation

Continious Learning

Research interests: Forest governance in transition towards pluralistic, low-carbon economy, Planning theories, Problem structuring methods, Non-timber forest products

Contact info


Faculty of Science and Forestry, School of Forest Sciences




+358 50 594 2049


Teaching Activities

Ongoing courses in UEF: Metsäpolitiikka (Forest policy) (3 cu) International forest governance and environmental policy (5 cu) Co-management of Natural resources (5 cu) Qualitative analysis for for forest scientists and forestres (5 cu) Johdatus metsätalouteen ja metsätieteisiin (Introduction to Forest Science and Forestry) (2 cu)

Societal Activities

Co-operation group of international forest policy (Ministry of agriculture and forestry) Working group of National Forest Council (Ministry of agriculture and forestry) Green Jobs in the Forest Sector (Joint ILO/ECE/FAO Expert Network)

Research groups and research projects

Research groups in UEF - FOBI - Forests and Bioeconomy - SOBIO - Social Scientific Bio-society -network Ongoing projects - Efficiency of Finnish forest policy - Developing international bioeconomy competence in Eastern Finland by working life oriented continuous learning (Join-bioerko)

Research groups