Vesa Yli-Pelkonen

Person

Curriculum Vitae

 

Academic Education

  • 2002 - 2007 University of Helsinki, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences: Ph.D. (Environmental Sciences) January 2007, Title of the academic dissertation: Use of ecological information in urban planning 
  • 1996 - 2001 University of Helsinki, Department of Ecology and Systematics: M.Sc. June 2001, Master’s thesis title: Predation by dragonfly larvae on frog and toad tadpoles: role of behaviour; Major: morphological-ecological zoology, Minors: environmental biology, environmental sciences
  • 1992 - 1996 Espoo-Vantaa Institute of Technology: B.Eng. May 1996, Department of Industrial Engineering, Biotechnology. Bachelor’s thesis title: The load-survey of Espoo’s Lake Pitkäjärvi at the catchment area of the city of Vantaa. Special modules: e.g. Environmental technology, New biotechnology, Chemical engineering

Academic work experience

  • 2007 –>  University of Helsinki, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences (from 1 January 2010 Department of Environmental Sciences), Researcher (research, development and teaching)
  • 2002 – 2006 University of Helsinki, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Researcher, Doctoral student (research and teaching)

Research

I am currently studying ecosystem services provided by urban green areas, and working in several research projects; e.g. "Operationalisation of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services: From concepts to real-world applications – OpenNESS" (EU Seventh Framework Programme 2012-2017). One of my main topics at the moment is the role of urban vegetation on air pollutant levels.

Latest publications

  1. Impacts of residential infilling on private gardens in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

    Ojala, E. A. K., Niemelä, J. K. & Yli-Pelkonen, V. J. 1 Jan 2017 Green Landscapes in the European City, 1750-2010. Clark, P., Niemi, M. & Nolin, C. (eds.). London and New York: Routledge, p. 71-86 16 p. (Routledge studies in modern European history)

    Publication: Contribution to book/anthologyA3 Contribution to book/other compilations (refereed)

  2. Assessing above-ground biomass of open-grown urban trees: A comparison between existing models and a volume-based approach

    Tanhuanpää, T., Kankare, V., Setälä, H., Yli-Pelkonen, V., Vastaranta, M., Niemi, M. T., Raisio, J. & Holopainen, M. Jan 2017 In : Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 21, p. 239-246 8 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Urban forests near roads do not reduce gaseous air pollutant concentrations but have an impact on particles levels

    Yli-Pelkonen, V. J., Setälä, H. M. & Viippola, J. V. 2017 In : Landscape and Urban Planning. 158, p. 39-47 9 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Hanna Eskelisen pro gradu -työn ohjaus

    Yli-Pelkonen, V. (Supervisor)
    2016

    Activity: ExaminationSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

  2. Peatta Tervon pro gradu -työn ohjaus

    Yli-Pelkonen, V. (Supervisor)
    2016

    Activity: ExaminationSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

  3. Kohti oikeudenmukaisempaa vesiympäristöä

    Yli-Pelkonen, V. (New classification)
    29 Nov 2016

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

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Education

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