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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

2021-09-01 –                            Researcher, Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

Previous work experience

2018-01-01 – 2021-08-31                              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.
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

2020-11-09 – 2020-12-11          PhD course “Statistics IV: Generalized Linear Models” (4 ECTS), Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden (course leader and 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 ECTS), Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.
2014-09-01 – 2014-11-30   Metek201 “Advanced Supply Chain Management” (5 ECTS), Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland.
2014-10-27 – 2014-12-12     3513031 “Forest Biometrics” (5 ECTS), University of Eastern Finland jointly with University of Helsinki, Finland.

Scientific and societal impact of research

2020-05-01 –           Member of the European Association of Science Editors.
2020-04-01 –             Coordinator, working group 4.02.06 “Resource data in the boreal and temperate regions”, IUFRO Division 4 “Forest Assessment, Modelling and Management”.
2020-01-01 –       Deputy Coordinator, working group 9.01.06 “Forest science publishing”, IUFRO Division 9 “Forest Policy and Economics”.
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 – 2020-03-31  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.