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 research projects titled "Measured data on ecosystem services supporting sustainable urban growth (EKO-HYÖTY)" (Urban Research and Metropolitan Policy Cooperation Programme 2015-2016), "Environmental Justice and Ecosystem Services: Access, equity and participation in the use and management of aquatic environments in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area – ENJUSTESS" (Academy of Finland 2012-2016), and "Operationalisation of Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services: From concepts to real-world applications – OpenNESS" (EU Seventh Framework Programme 2012-2017).

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