Javier Arevalo


  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty Department of Geographical and Historical Studies

Blas Mola

Principal Investigator

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty School of Forest Sciences

My research focuses on topics related to the environmental, economic and social dimension of biomass production. I have participated in a number of national and international projects linked to these research lines, often in the Nordic area. As a lecturer, I have been responsible for several courses oriented to graduate and PhD students, particularly related to statistical and research methods, supply and energy use of lignocellulosic biomass and bioenergy markets and policies, among others.


Training Masters in Ecosystem Services Management in Protected Areas - ECOSERVE

Decision Support for the Supply of Ecosystem Services under Global Change - DecisionES

Sustainable Management of Forest Resources

Anna Repo

Research Scientist (post doc)

  • Institution Natural Resource Institute Finland

The overarching aim of my research is to develop new, sustainable forest management practices and policies that can pave the way for energy transition, climate change mitigation and adaptation, without compromising ecosystem services or the implementation of biodiversity targets. I have expertise in dynamic forest carbon cycle modeling, systems analysis, climate impact assessment, ecosystem service and biodiversity modeling as well as in policies related to climate change mitigation and the sustainability of bioenergy.

Sandra Sandar

PhD Candiate

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty School of Forest Sciences

Research focus on renewable energy production through the use of waste materials such as forest and agricultural biomass, MSW, pulp and paper mill sidestreams and the application of waste to energy production. Publication: Lake bottom biomass as a potential source for the biorefining industry (Bioresource Technology Reports, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biteb.2019.100282). Acetone-butanol-ethanol fermentation from different pulp and paper manufacturing process side-streams (BioResources, 2020, DOI: 10.15376/biores.15.4.9265-9290).