1985 …2023

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Dissertation supervision and instruction at TUT (since 2008)

Reka Hajdu-Rahkama 2022, Johanna Haavisto 2019, Mira Suonen 2017, Jatta Marjakangas 2015, Anna Halinen 2015, Zou Gang 2015, Jenni Seppälä 2014 (with Karp), Annukka Mäkinen 2013, Stefano Papirio 2013 (with Lens), Marika Nissilä 2013, Aino-Maija Lakaniemi, 2012, Laura Nevatalo 2010, Antero Luonsi 2010, Pauliina Nurmi 2009, Nikhil 2008 (with Yli-Harja and Visa), Perttu Koskinen 2008, Marja Palmroth 2006,Jani Salminen 2005 (with Jörgensen), Anna Kaksonen 2004,Päivi Kinnunen 2004, Issayas Tadesse 2003, Jörg Langwaldt 2003, Marja Tiirola 2002 (JyU, with Kulomaa), Sari Soini 2002, Kirsi-Maarit Lehto 2001 (with Lemmetyinen), Minna Männistö 2001, Esa Melin 1997, Bhaskar Ballapragade 1996 (UW, with Ferguson and Stensel), Victor Magar 1996 (UW with Ferguson and Stensel)

Supervision of post-doc researchers

Marja Palmroth, Anna Kaksonen, Erkan Sahinkaya, Bestamin Özkaya, Stefano Papirio, Aino-Maija Lakaniemi, Marika Kokko, Kathryn Wakeman

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Biology, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 30 May 1990

Master of Science (Agriculture and Forestry), Environmental Science, Licetiate of Science (Agriculture and Forestry) in Microbiology, University of Helsinki

… → 1986

Award Date: 30 May 1986

Licentiate of Agriculture and Forestry

… → 1986

External positions

Academic Rector, University of Eastern Finland


Visiting Professor, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)


Adjuct Professor, University of Helsinki

1991 → …

Visiting Faculty, University of Washington Seattle



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