Annikki Mäkelä


Description of research and teaching

I have been professor of silviculture / applied ecology at the department since 2005. My research field is production ecology, and my special interests are in understanding how trees capture resources and how they allocate them to form a spectrum of structures that appear so well adapted to the prevailing environment.

At the department I lead the Forest Modelling Research Group which develops theories and models of tree function, structure, and growth, and applies these to questions relevant to forest management under changing environmental conditions and alternative management objectives. The group is also part of the Centre of Excellence in Atmospheric Science.

My basic degree is in systems theory from Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) and my PhD is in forestry. Before my current post, I worked in different research and teaching positions at the department, apart from some years abroad.


Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. Analysis of the NSC Storage Dynamics in Tree Organs Reveals the Allocation to Belowground Symbionts in the Framework of Whole Tree Carbon Balance

    Schiestl-Aalto, P., Ryhti, K., Mäkelä, A., Peltoniemi, M., Bäck, J. & Kulmala, L., 3 May 2019, In : Frontiers in forests and global change. 2, p. 17

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. A climate-sensitive forest model for assessing impacts of forest management in Europe

    Härkönen, S., Neumann, M., Mues, V., Berninger, F., Bronisz, K., Cardellini, G., Chirici, G., Hasenauer, H., Koehl, M., Lang, M., Merganicova, K., Mohren, F., Moiseyev, A., Moreno, A., Mura, M., Muys, B., Olschofsky, K., Del Perugia, B., Rorstad, P. K., Solberg, B. & 3 othersThivolle-Cazat, A., Trotsiuk, V. & Mäkelä, A., May 2019, In : Environmental Modelling & Software. 115, p. 128-143 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Seedling emergence in uneven-aged Norway spruce stands in Finland

    Kuusinen, N., Valkonen, S., Berninger, F. & Makela, A., 3 Apr 2019, In : Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 34, 3, p. 200-207 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. USDA Forest Service Durham New Hampshire

    Annikki Mäkelä (Visiting researcher)
    8 Dec 201817 Dec 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

  2. Opponent of doctoral dissertation of Laith Al Rahahleh

    Annikki Mäkelä (Opponent)
    23 Nov 2018

    Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  3. FORMASAM network kick-off meeting

    Annikki Mäkelä (Invited speaker)
    13 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Latest prizes

  1. Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun I luokan ritarimerkki

    Annikki Mäkelä (Recipient), 6 Dec 2015

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award

    Annikki Mäkelä (Recipient), 2014

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