Research and collaboration

The Boreal Ecosystems Research Group (BERG) is a multidisciplinary research team studying the environmental and social impacts of natural resource use in boreal forests. Current research projects focus on the implications of forest policies, particularly bioeconomy targets, to forest biodiversity and ecosystem services. The work combines socioeconomic scenario analyses, life-cycle analyses, environmental impact assessment using ecosystem service and biodiversity models, and forest planning optimization tools. Through this framework we examine how the policies will likely impact economic and environmental sustainability, and we strive to present management alternatives which can provide win-win solutions.

Main collaborators:

  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Tord Snäll, Mattias Lundblad, Karin Öhman, Johan Stendahl)
  • University of Eastern Finland (Olli-Pekka Tikkanen)
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Anaysis (Nicklas Forsell, Fulvio Di Fulvio)
  • Forest Science Center of Catalonia (Lluis Brotons)
  • Natural Resources Institute Finland (Artti Juutinen, Annika Kangas, Mikko Kurttila)
  • University of Jyväskylä (Other departments: Juha Karvanen, Kaisa Miettinen)