Personnel / Dynamique du paysage et biodiversité
Selkimäki Mari

I studied MSc at the Department of Geography at the University of Joensuu (2008), with specializations in GIS and Biology. After my studies, I worked as a researcher at the Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA/LUKE), where I studied erosion in National Parks within the Sustainable Tourism Programme and later in European projects related to bioenergy. I graduated DSc (Agr & For) in the field of forest management and planning at the University of Eastern Finland (2020), and my research focused on soil erosion risk assessment and forest management, including modelling and simulation of forest production and multiple forest ecosystem services such as biodiversity and recreation for multi-objective forest management. Currently, I work at the School of Forest Sciences of the University of Eastern Finland. My latest research work focuses on landscape-level spatial modelling of land use for forest management, biodiversity conservation, carbon sequestration and green energy production.


Selkimäki M., González-Olabarria J.R., Trasobares A., Pukkala T. (2020). Trade-offs between economic profitability, erosion risk mitigation and biodiversity in the management of uneven-aged Abies alba Mill. stands. Annals of Forest Science 77:12.

Selkimäki M., González-Olabarria J.R. (2016). Assessing Gully Erosion Occurrence in Forest Lands in Catalonia (Spain). Land Degradation & Development 28:2.

Mola-Yudego B., Selkimäki M., González-Olabarria J.R. (2014). Spatial analysis of the wood pellet production for energy in Europe. Renewable Energy 63:76-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2013.08.034

Selkimäki M., González-Olabarria J.R. and Pukkala T. (2011). Site and stand characteristics related to surface erosion occurrence in forest of Catalonia (Spain). European Journal of Forest Research DOI 10.1007/s10342-011-0545-x

Selkimäki M. and Mola-Yudego B. (2011). Estimating and modelling the resistance of nature to path erosion in Koli National Park, Finland. Boreal Environment Research 16, 218-228.

Selkimäki M., Mola-Yudego B., Röser D., Prinz R. and Sikanen L. (2010). Present and future trends in pellet markets, raw materials, and supply logistics in Sweden and Finland. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 14, 3068-3075.