CV

ProfilePictureEducation and degrees awarded

2018-01-16 Docent (Associate Professor) in Forest Biometrics, Department of Forest Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2010-12-16 – 2015-11-10       Doctor of Science (Agriculture and Forestry), major subject: “Forest Resource Sciences and Technology”. Doctoral dissertation: Use of remotely sensed auxiliary data for improving sample-based forest inventories. Grade: “Pass with Distinction”. Department of Forest Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, Finland.

1997-09-01 – 2006-08-15         Engineer majoring in Forestry, major: “Forestry”, minors: “Silviculture and Forest Exploitation”. Graduation Thesis: Influence of Selection Felling on Spruce Stands (Diploma project). Grade: “Excellent”. Department of Forest Inventories and Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, Saint-Petersburg State Forestry Engineering Academy named after S.M. Kirov, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Other education and training, qualifications and skills

2007-09-01 – 2008-05-31            Non-degree studies, Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2007-04-01 – 2007-08-31           Advanced Course in Finnish Language (Työelämäsuomea maahanmuuttajille, jatkokurssi), Onnenkieli OY, Tampere, Finland.

2006-10-01 – 2007-03-31           Basic Course in Finnish Language (Työelämäsuomea maahanmuuttajille, alkeiskurssi), Onnenkieli OY, Tampere, Finland.

2005-09-01 – 2005-12-31           Exchange studies as a part of Finnish-Russian Student Exchange program (2005-2006) at the University of Eastern Finland (former University of Joensuu), Joensuu, Finland.

2003-09-01 – 2006-01-31          Three years of studies, incomplete, major subject: “Industrial Electronics”. State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education North-West State Technical University (quick intra- and extramural education), Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Current position

2018-01-01 –                               Associate Senior Lecturer in Forest Inventory and Sampling, Forest Resource Analysis Section, Department of Forest Resource Management, Faculty of Forest Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden.

Previous work experience

2017-03-14 – 2017-12-31                   Postdoctoral Researcher, Forest Remote Sensing Section, Department of Forest Resource Management, Faculty of Forest Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden.

2016-10-01 – 2017-03-13       Postdoctoral Researcher, Forest Resource Analysis Section, Department of Forest Resource Management, Faculty of Forest Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden.

2016-05-01 – 2016-09-30       Postdoctoral Fellow, Division for Forestry and Forest, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Ås, Norway.

2016-01-01 – 2016-04-30       Postdoctoral Researcher, Forest Resource Analysis Section, Department of Forest Resource Management, Faculty of Forest Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden.

2012-01-01 – 2015-12-31        Doctoral Student financed by the Graduate School in Forest Sciences (GSForest), Department of Forest Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2011-07-01 – 2011-12-31         Project Researcher, Department of Forest Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2010-09-01 – 2011-08-31       External Researcher, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE, former METLA), Vantaa, Finland.

2008-09-01 – 2008-10-31       Research Assistant within RajaPaja (boundaries in nature and society) project, Department of Geosciences and Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2007-09-01 – 2008-08-31       Trainee, Department of Geosciences and Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2003-11-24 – 2006-01-20       Land-Surveyor, Federal Forestry Agency, FSUE “ROSLESINFORG”, North-West branch “Sevzaplesproject”, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation.

2002-05-27 – 2003-10-07        Afforestation Inspector of the 1st category, Federal Forestry Agency, FSUE “ROSLESINFORG”, North-West branch “Sevzaplesproject”, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation.

 Merits in teaching and pedagogical competence

  • Course leader and/or main teacher

2019-05-27 – 2019-05-31      NOVA PhD course “Hybrid Inference” (5 ECTS), Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway (main teacher).

2018-09-03 – 2018-09-07       NOVA PhD course “Introduction to Survey Sampling” (3 ECTS), Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden (course leader and main teacher).

2016-03-07 – 2016-03-18       AGFOREE PhD course “Use of regression models in forest resource surveys” (7 ECTS), Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland (course leader and main teacher).

2015-09-24 – 2015-11-25        AGFOREE PhD course “Two general philosophies of statistical inference – design-based and model-based” (1,5 ECTS), Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland (course leader and main teacher).

2015-09-07 – 2015-11-13        Master course “Regression analysis” (4 ECTS), Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland (course leader and main teacher).

2015-05-25 – 2015-06-05      AGFOREE PhD course “Basic sampling with extensions” (2+4+2 ECTS), Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland (course leader and main teacher).

2014-12-01 – 2014-12-12        AGFOREE PhD course “Regression analysis with examples in R” (5 ECTS), Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland (course leader and main teacher).

  • Invited lecturer

2015-01-12 – 2015-02-27      MARV104 “Forest Resource Inventory” (5 credits), Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2014-09-01 – 2014-11-30       Metek201 “Advanced Supply Chain Management” (5 credits), Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.

2014-10-27 – 2014-12-12       3513031 “Forest Biometrics” (5 credits), University of Eastern Finland jointly with University of Helsinki, Finland.

Scientific and societal impact of research

2019-10            Keynote Speaker at the SilviLaser 2019 conference, October 6-10, 2019, Iguazu Falls, Brazil.
2019-01-01 –      Subject Editor for Forest Management Planning and Inventory in Silva Fennica.
2018-10-15 –      Guest Editor in MDPI Remote Sensing.
2018-01-01 –   Deputy Coordinator, working group 4.02.06 “Resource data in the boreal and temperate regions”, IUFRO Division 4 “Forest Assessment, Modelling and Management”.
2016-01-01 –   
Member of the Finnish Society of Forest Science (Suomen Metsätieteellinen Seura).

Awards, prizes and honors

2017-06         Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing award, Remote Sensing of Environment, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2016-04-05     Best Doctoral Dissertation in Forest Sciences award, Finnish Society of Forest Science, Helsinki, Finland.

2012-10-31       Best Poster at the Finnish Forest Day 2012 award, Finnish Society of Forest Science, Vantaa, Finland.

2005-02-16       First place in the University contest in mathematical statistics, North-West State Technical University, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation.