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We are an informal and small (but active) team of project developers and researchers working within the School of Forest Sciences of the University of Eastern Finland in areas related to bioenergy, societal aspects of forests, and forestry education. While the core group is currently formed by Dr. Sari Pitkänen, Dr. Javier Arevalo, Dr. Yohama Puentes, and Dr. Sabaheta Ramcilovik-Suominen, we collaborate (across disciplines and institutions) with researchers across the School of Forest Sciences, other units of the University of Eastern Finland, as well as our numerous international partners.

Dr Sari Pitkänen

  • Master of Science, Forestry 1991, University of Joensuu, Faculty of Forestry
  • PhD Forestry 1998, University of Joensuu, Faculty of Forestry
  • Vocational teacher qualification 2001
  • Academic career since 1990
  • Working at University of Joensuu / University of Eastern Finland since 1992 in research, education and project management

Dr Javier Arevalo

  • Master of Science, Forestry: (2003) Technical University of Madrid; (2007) University of Joensuu, Faculty of Forestry
  • PhD Forestry 2011, University of Eastern Finland, School of Forest Sciences
  • Working at the University of Eastern Finland as project researcher, coordinator and lecturer

Dr Yohama Puentes

  • Master of Science, Forestry, University of the Andes (Venezuela)
  • PhD Forestry 2013, University of Eastern Finland, School of Forest Sciences
  • Working at the University of Eastern Finland as project researcher

Dr Sabaheta Ramcilovik-Suominen

  • Master of Science, Master in Environmental Governance: (2007); University of Freiburg, Faculty of Forest and Environmental Sciences
  • PhD Forestry 2012, University of Eastern Finland, School of Forest Sciences
  • Working at the School of Forest Sciences, University of Eastern Finland as researcher and project planner.

In addition, our collaborators include:

  • Professor Timo Tokola, Forest Information Systems, School of Forest Sciences, UEF, BIODEV project
  • Professor Lauri Sikanen, bioenergy (Hajautetut biojalostamot and Metsäenergia) projects
  • Professor Timo Karjalainen, International Forestry, School of Forest Sciences, UEF, Tempus project
  • Professor (Emeritus) Paavo Pelkonen, member of the board in HEI-ICI Kenya and Venezuela projects
  • Professor Erkki Sutinen and his Educational Technology Group, HEI-ICI Kenya and Venezuela projects
  • Professor Jarmo Kortelainen, Department of Human Geography and Historical Studies, UEF, DEBEG project
  • CIFOR, BIODEV project
  • ICRAF, BIODEV project
  • University of Helsinki, BIODEV project
  • University of Lleida & CTFC (Spain), BOKU (Austria), SLU (Sweden), St. Petersburg SFU, Moscow SFU & Buryat SAA (Russia), SAUM & USARB (Moldova), Tempus project
  • Finnish Forest Research Institute, bioenergy (Hajautetut biojalostamot and Metsäenergia) projects
  • Karelia Polytechnic, bioenergy (Hajautetut biojalostamot and Metsäenergia) projects
  • European Forest Institute, Joensuu Forestry Networking week
  • Arbonaut, HEI-ICI Kenya project
  • Swedish University of Agricultura Sciences (SLU), Belarusian State Technological University ,Estonian University of Life Sciences, Hedmark University College, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Baltic Landscapes in change, project

 

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