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Senior Research Scientist
I am an ecologist-biogeographer interested in biodiversity of all kinds of organisms inhabiting the Earth. My research focuses on both aquatic and terrestrial systems, ranging from topics like rarity through taxon, functional and phylogenetic biodiversity patterns to ecosystem functions. I am currently working as Senior Research Scientist at the Finnish Environment Institute's Freshwater Centre.
I am a research professor at Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). I have a PhD in production economics and farm management and a title of Docent in Agricultural Economics at the University of Helsinki. My research mainly focuses on the following topics: economics of animal health and welfare; bio-economic modelling of animal production management, animal disease outbreaks and interventions to reduce different types of animal health disorders; adaptation of agriculture to climate change; food safety management; edible insects; competitiveness of animal-based supply chains. I have worked in several national and international projects such as EU-funded projects PROHEALTH, LEAP4FNNSA and ProIntensAfrica, NEAT Erasmus network, GroupHouseNet Cost action, and FoodAfrica research for development programme.
The following are my research interests: Energy storage; Waste to energy; Mathematical modelling; and Project management