Jari Vauhkonen


Description of research and teaching

My knowledge and interests are broadly related to different computer-aided forest applications - such as developing remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), (spatial) database management, and programming tools applied to forest inventory and planning.

My research has focused especially on the use of airborne laser scanning data to predict forest attributes, mainly at the level of individual trees - however, I'm interested in extending these topics in the future.


The picture on the right represents me as a mesh created from laser scanning point data. Credits to Harri Kaartinen from the Finnish Geodetic Institute who operated the scanner.



Curriculum Vitae



- D.Sc. Forestry, University of Eastern Finland, 2010

- M.Sc. Forestry, University of Joensuu, 2007



- Docent, forest remote sensing, Faculty of Science and Forestry, University of Eastern Finland, 7/2012-

- University lecturer, forest information technology, Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2/2012-

- Researcher, School of Forest Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, 1/2010 - 2/2012

- Researcher, Faculty of Forestry, University of Joensuu, 1/2008 - 12/2009

- Research assistant / course assistant, University of Joensuu, 17 mmonths in 2006-2009

- Part-time teacher, UEF / UJoe, 132 h in 2007-2011



- Altogether 13 peer-reviewed articles before joining UH in 2012 + those listed below after that.

Publications prior to 2012 are listed in the UEF research information system (https://wiivi.uef.fi/crisyp/disp/_/en/cr_redir_all/fet/fet/sea?direction=3&id=2701411).



- Forest Planning and Inventory Project, 8 credits

- Basic Course in Programming, 5 credits


Latest publications

  1. Assessing the provisioning potential of ecosystem services in a Scandinavian boreal forest: Suitability and tradeoff analyses on grid-based wall-to-wall forest inventory data

    Vauhkonen, J. & Ruotsalainen, R. 1 Apr 2017 In : Forest Ecology and Management. 389, p. 272-284 13 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Reconstructing forest canopy from the 3D triangulations of airborne laser scanning point data for the visualization and planning of forested landscapes

    Vauhkonen, J. & Ruotsalainen, R. Mar 2017 In : Annals of Forest Science. 74, 1, 13 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Unsupervised classification of airborne laser scanning data to locate potential wildlife habitats for forest management planning

    Vauhkonen, J. & Imponen, J. Aug 2016 In : Forestry. 89, 4, p. 350-363 14 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Remote Sensing of Environment (Journal)

    Vauhkonen, J. (Reviewer)
    Dec 2013

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

  2. Finnish Remote Sensing Days 2013

    Vauhkonen, J. (Speaker: Presenter)
    23 Oct 201324 Oct 2013

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

  3. Norwegian University of Life Sciences

    Vauhkonen, J. (Visiting researcher)
    1 Sep 201330 Sep 2013

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionAcademic visit to other institution

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