Research groups and projects

BIOBM, the born-global companies that come outside of the traditional forest-sector, new ways of utilizing opportunities from a bioeconomy, BUSINESS MODELS OF BORN GLOBALS IN A FOREST-BASED BIOECONOMY

BIOCHAR research, Pyrolysis is one of the most effective technologies to get all wood based components, e.g. biochar and distilled liquids, for use in an energy efficient way.UEF Biochar research

Biogeochemistry research group, knowledge on CO2, CH4, N2O, NO, HONO and BVOCs dynamics in agricultural, forest and permafrost soils and aquatic ecosystems and the biogeochemical and microbial processes behind the fluxes, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/bgc/biogeochemistry

BioDemoverstas Pohjois-Savo: Demonstration environment for intelligent resource management in biorefinery: the project is developing and testing new products derived from bio-based materials, and their commercialisation

BORFOR, the effects of forest management, forest use and climate change on the carbon dynamics, structure and ecosystem services of forests, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/borfor

The Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL), international, regional and national law and policy issues in climate change, energy and environment, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/cceel

Chemical and Microbial Ecology, chemical and microbial interactions between living organisms, organic material, soil and atmosphere,

Environmental change and evolution of Salicaceae species, plants responses to climate change factors such as elevated UV-B radiation, temperature and CO2,

Environmental Ecology Research Group, environmental ecophysiology, chemical ecology and environmental entomology and the effect of climate change on these issues,

Environmental Informatics, applying information technology to environmental issues, big data and complex environmental data lead, integration of information from various sources, new solutions to environmental problems,

EIALAW, Environmental Impact Assesment Law in Transition, The EIALAW project develops concrete models for the re-design and implementation of environmental impact assessment legislation in Finland, and provides practical guidance and advice for various actors operating in the field, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/yva/home

Environmental health, environmental health study include the importance of the urban environment on health and the effects of climate change and its preventive measures on health. In terms of individual environmental factors, research has focused on pollution, environmental noise, heatwaves and green areas in cities. In addition, studies are carried out on the risk conceptions of citizens that affect the emissions of environmental harmful effects, exposure to them and resulting health effects. http://www.uef.fi/en/web/kttravi/environmental-health

FINE - Fine particle and aerosol technology laboratory, combustion and emissions and nanoparticle synthesis, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/fine/research

FOKUDEMO, Demonstration of photonic-sensors and high-technology for the control of forest-biorefinery, web site

FORBIO, preconditions for the sustainable increase of climate-neutrality and resource-efficiency of forest bioeconomy, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/forbio

FRONTIER, the frontier of sustainability transitions, cultural adaptations of sustainability policies in European peripheral regions, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/fst

Governance Institutions and Irregular Forest Activities (IFA): Implication for the EU FLEGT and REDD++ in Laos, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/geohistoria/hankkeet-ymparistopolitiikka

Industrial Forest Biotechnology Research group, novel products, value chains and business models for bio-based industries from short rotation plants, industrial side streams and wood associated fungi, further information

INNOVATING FIRM, small and medium-sized companies, guidelines of ethical and profitable business, http://www.uef.fi/web/kauppatieteet/innovating-firm

Institute of Photonics, fundamental properties of light to large scale fabrication of optical nanostructures. Strong theoretical background combined with applied research covers areas like coherence theory, micro and nano photonics, biophotonics and optical materials research.http://www.uef.fi/en/web/photonics/

KILIKE, new business possibilities of circulation materials,  (information  in Finnish)

KUHAKO, use of "fibre hemp",  (information in Finnish) https://www.facebook.com/Kuhako-Kuituhampun-kokonaisvaltainen-k%C3%A4ytt%C3%B6-954958327957825

LYY institute, social and cultural research expertise for application in the analysis of the environment and natural resource uses, https://www.uef.fi/en/web/lyy

Novel sensor techniques for bioeconomy, website

OpenForest, Forest as learning environment, developing learning portal for multidiciplinary learning environment, http://www.openmetsa.fi/wiki/images/2/2f/Openmets%C3%A4_posteri_en.pdf

Peatland and Soil Ecology Group, research includes, carbon cycling and gas exchange, vegetation succession and dynamics, climate change and process modeling. http://www.uef.fi/fi/web/forest/peatland-and-soil-ecology-group

Plant biotechnology, environmental change, natural resources and sustainability and health, https://www.uef.fi/en/web/plant-biotechnology

Plant ecophysiology group, climate warming, changes in water conditions (soil drought and wetness, changes in air humidity), increasing greenhouse gases (ozone and carbon dioxide), http://www.uef.fi/en/web/plant-ecophysiology/plant-ecophysiology-home

Pyreus, The Pyreus project provides knowledge on the utilisation of pyrolysis oils, https://www.uef.fi/en/web/fine/pyreus

REDD+: The new regime to enhance or reduce equity in environmental governance? Comparative study in Tanzania, Mexico and Laos, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/geohistoria/hankkeet-ymparistopolitiikka

Responsive Natural Resources Governance Research Group, The main aim is to analyse  forestry interventions and global environmental governance agreements and to study policy changes and strategical processes, such as the forest based bioeconomy, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/responsive-natural-resources-governance

SIB - LABS, expertise and equipment infrastructure in the fields of biomaterials, materials technology, photonics, spectral colour research and digitisation, https://www.uef.fi/en/web/siblabs

SENSOTRA - Sensory Transformations and Transgenerational Environmental Relationships in Europe, The project aims at producing new understandings of the changes in people’s sensory environmental relationships in three European cities during a particular period in history, 1950–2020, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/sensotra

SERM, platform for the social scientific mining research focusing on the social, cultural and environmental dimension of mining industry as well as mining policy and – law, https://www.uef.fi/web/serm

SOBIO, Social Scientific Circular Bioeconomy Research,  circulation of bioeconomy innovations, policies and natural resources governance in different societal spheres and levels, http://www.uef.fi/sobio

Sustainability governance of BioAssemblages: A trifold perspective on bioeconomy clusters in the making, focuses on two tightly interlinked topics; 1) the development of bio-resource based economic and political processes in specific localities which can be defined as emerging local bioeconomies and; 2) the definitions of sustainability employed within these processes, http://www.uef.fi/documents/371347/1445910/Albrecht.pdf/a0937f56-733c-4fa3-8787-a1329b99c511

The Changing Environment of the North: Cultural Representations and Uses of Water (CEN), project contends that both human experiences and natural spaces are part of the Arctic reality, and both should be analysed with the tools and methods provided by interdisciplinary humanist studies, including literary theory, linguistics, history, and environmental studies.https://blogs.uef.fi/cen-aqua/

TOURISM BUSINESS, understanding the creation, development and communication of customer value based experiences in tourism business destinations including networking and competitive stakeholders, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/kauppatieteet/tourismbusiness

TOWARDSLCS, on the way towards a low-carbon society – increasing professionalism in land use and landscape management within climate change, http://www.uef.fi/en/web/towardslcs

UUTU, New products from forests, sustainable and diversified use of forests. The task of UEF (work package 3) is to develop and pilot forest planning that considers the production of natural products., https://www.luke.fi/projektit/metsan-tuotteet-paaprojekti/ (information only in Finnish)

Virtual nature, project combines nature, digitality and virtuality into a seamless experience that both engages a web visitor, markets nature tourism in Finland and ensures digital nature adventures on the spot in Finnish nature - thus creating the preconditions for developing rural services and livelihood, growth and internationalization.http://www.uef.fi/en/web/mot/tutkimushankkeet/virtuaaliluonto

WINLAND, project exploring future energy and food security in Finland.https://winlandtutkimus.fi/english/