Our research will provide science-based solutions needed to improve the sustainable and multifunctional management and use of boreal forests for different ecosystem services, while considering the changing operating environment, risks and uncertainty, and the need to adapt to, and mitigate, climate change. It will also contribute to creating and accelerating sustainable bioeconomy markets and business in a forest-based bioeconomy, by drawing attention to both boosting the development, supply and consumer demand of innovative forest-based products and services.
Our research focuses on:
- Efficient and novel acquisition of forest resource data and its use in forest research
- Effects of changing environment on forest responses, and abiotic and biotic risks of forests
- Multifunctional management and use of forests for different ecosystem services
- Sustainable processes, products and services
- Innovation ecosystems and business models, and
- Sustainable consumer behavior and wood-based eco-innovations.
Our research has both multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary elements and comprises basic and applied research. It brings together researchers from following units of UEF: School of Forest Sciences, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Dept. of Applied Physics, School of Computing, Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, Business School, Law School, Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, and School of Pharmacy.