Tuomas Aakala

Associate Professor (Disturbance Ecology of Forests)

Professional address

School of Forest Sciences
University of Eastern Finland
Tel. +358 50 351 1476

P.O. Box 111
FI-80101 Joensuu – Finland

Academic background

D.Sc.(Agr. & For.), Associate Professor, University of Eastern Finland’

Current themes

My research focuses on the dynamics of boreal forest ecosystems, over longer time periods and at different spatial scales. Broadly defined, the aim of this work is to understand boreal forest development and forest ecosystem responses to changing disturbance regimes (including anthropogenic disturbances), and environmental conditions. I work mostly with tree rings, and to an increasing extent with other time series data, such as repeat aerial photographs or national forest inventory data sets.