Pasi Puttonen


Description of research and teaching

Professor of Silviculture at the Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland since 1998.

My professional interests are in early silviculture and forest management for production of wood and non-wood services, also including forest certification. I teach courses in themes of forest regeneration, stand dynamics, growth and yield, multipurpose forest management, forest certification, and field courses in silviculture.

I have a Master of Forestry degree from the Helsinki University, MSc in Forestry from the Oregon State University, USA, a PhD from University of Helsinki. Before joining the University of Helsinki, I worked as a researcher and later as a research leader and technical advisor in a silvicultural systems research and development programs at the Research Branch of British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Victoria, Canada, during 1990-1999.

In recent years, I have been Deputy Head of the Department of Forest Sciences (2011-2013) and Head of the Department of Forest Sciences since 2014. An additional research administration position was my service as the director of research at the Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA, a fixed term position August from 2005 to December 2010).

Further information on the affiliationHead of the Department of Forest Sciences

Latest publications

  1. Tapion Taskukirja: 3. Metsänhoito, 3.1. Metsänkasvatuksen lähtökohdat

    Puttonen, P. K., 30 Aug 2018, Tapion Taskukirja. Rantala, S. (ed.). [Helsinki]: Metsäkustannus, p. 69-70, 73-75 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

  2. Avohakkuu ja viljely turvaavat metsän uudistamisen

    Puttonen, P. K., 2017, In : Metsän henki. 2017, 1/17, p. 19-19 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

  3. Muistokirjoitus - Paavo Yli-Vakkuri: Paavo Yli-Vakkuri 23.3.1914 - 31.12.2014

    Puttonen, P. K., 2015, Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian vuosikirja 2014. Helsinki: Academia scientiarum Fennica, p. 109-114 6 p. (Vuosikirja / Suomalainen tiedeakatemia; vol. 2014).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

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Latest activities

  1. Opponent at the disputation of a doctoral thesis

    Pasi Puttonen (Opponent)
    20 Dec 2018

    Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  2. EUROPEAN FORUM ON URBAN FORESTRY 2018 – EFUF 2018Increasing Cities, Decreasing Green Areas – Challenge to Urban Green Professional

    Pasi Puttonen (Scientific Committee Chair)
    15 May 201819 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. Metsätalouden kehittämiskeskus TAPIO (External organisation)

    Pasi Puttonen (Board member)
    Jan 2018May 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

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Latest prizes

  1. The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

    Pasi Puttonen (Recipient) & Pasi Puttonen (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Suomen Metsätieteellisen Seuran mitali

    Pasi Puttonen (Recipient), 24 Oct 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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