University of Eastern Finland
Department:School of Forest Sciences
Joensuu Campus, Faculty of Science and Forestry, Yliopistokatu 7, PO BOX 111
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief presentation of the institution:
The School of Forest Sciences is an international research and teaching unit with the focus on forests, wood and environmental issues. The School of Forest Sciences includes research and education in forest ecology, forest protection, silviculture, forest inventory, forest management planning, forest economics, forest policy, wood materials science and forest and wood technology.
Main FP1407 related research topics:
- Net-climate impact assessment of biomass production and utilization - Effects of forest management on timber production - Weathering and structural changes in thermally modified wood - Bio-based wood preservation and modification - Substitution of carbon-intensive materials by forest-based products
Brief information on available facilities:
- LCA tool that integrated LCA and forest ecosystem modelllng (Kilpeläinen et al. 2011, Global Change Biology Bioenergy) - Wood Materials Laboratories - The joint research infrastructure available for UEF group at the university campus is reasonable well documented in the SIB Labs web pages (https://www2.uef.fi/fi/siblabs). - Additional devices and user support are routinely provided by the Finnish Forest Research Centre and European Forest Institute’s laboratories at Joensuu campus.
Willingness to accept/host visiting researchers:
Projects related to FP1407:
- METY - tool for economic and environmental assessment of forest bioenergy (see: http://www2.uef.fi/fi/mety) - Effects of long-term weather and moisture exposure on the structure and properties of thermally modified wood - Bio-based wood protection by polyphenolics and nanocelluloses - Glulam timber enforcement by natural fiber solutions