Associate Professor

Digitalization and Knowledge Leadership in Forest-based Bioeconomy

Dr. Mikko Vastaranta is currently an associate professor in digitalization and knowledge leadership in forest-based bioeconomy in the School of Forest Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland. He received his M. Sc (2007) and PhD (2012) in forest resource science and technology from the University of Helsinki where he also holds an adjunct professorship of remote sensing of forests. During the last 5-years, he has worked as a research scientist in the centre of excellence in laser scanning research, university lecturer in forest planning (University of Helsinki) and as a visiting research scientists in Pacific Forestry Centre (Canadian Forestry Service, Natural Resources Canada). His current research interests include detailed remote sensing of forests for fostering ecological understanding and supporting sustainable climate-smart forestry. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

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Faculty of Science and Forestry, School of Forest Sciences




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