Elina Oksanen, PhD, Professor

Elina Oksanen got her MSc in 1992 in University of Helsinki, Department of Botany/Plant Physiology and PhD in 1996 in Department of Ecology and Environmental Science in University of Kuopio. She has been a project researcher and Academy research fellow in University of Kuopio, and professor in University of Joensuu/University of Eastern Finland since 2004. She has been working as a post doctoral researcher e.g. at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (Switzerland) and  in Michigan Technological University (MI, USA).

Her research interests include climate change, impact of changing environment on plants, plant ecophysiology and novel imaging techniques for plant research and environmental monitoring. She has led 10 projects by Academy of Finland, and her group has established a new plant imaging laboratory in Department of Biology. She has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She is a member of IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), council member of Scandinavian Society for Plant Physiology (SPPS), deputy member of the Steering committee of the Finnish Museum of Natural History (Luonnontieteellinen keskusmuseo, Luomus), and acts as an expert evaluator e.g. for European Commission.

Her teaching experience includes over 20 courses in plant physiology, biochemistry and biotechnology.

Elina Oksanen was born in 1964. She is married and has three children.