Sanna Härkönen

I work currently as a researcher in CarbBal and Climforisk projects at Finnish Forest Research Institute in Joensuu. My task in these projects is to develop methods for generalizing carbon balance estimations to large regions based on Landsat satellite images. In overall my research interests are related to developing of simplified process-based forest growth models, which could be applicable to practical forestry too, and their application with remote sensing data, e.g. LiDAR and satellite images. I have been doing my PhD related to these issues since the end of year 2007 under the guidance of Prof. Timo Tokola from University of Eastern Finland and Prof. Annikki Mäkelä from University of Helsinki. My goal is to finalize the PhD thesis during this year (2011).

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Peer-reviewed publications:

Härkönen, S., Pulkkinen, M., Duursma, R., Mäkelä, A. 2010. Estimating NPP and GPP in different parts of Finland using summary models. Forest Ecology and Management 259 (2010), 524–533.

Härkönen, S., Mäkinen, A., Kalliovirta, J., Rasinmäki, J., Tokola, T. 2010. Evaluation of forest growth simulators with NFI permanent sample plot data from Finland. Forest Ecology and Management 259 (2010), 573-582.

Cao, T., Valsta, L., Härkönen, S., Saranpää, P., Mäkelä, A. 2008. Effects of thinning and fertilization on wood properties and economic returns for Norway spruce. Forest Ecology and Management 256 (2008), 1280-1289.

Kantola, A., Härkönen, S., Mäkinen, H., Mäkelä, A. 2008. Predicting timber properties from tree measurements at felling: Evaluation of the RetroSTEM model and TreeViz software for Norway spruce. Forest Ecology and Management 255 (2008), 3524–3533.

Vanninen, P., Härkönen, S., Enkenberg, J., Mäkelä, A. 2006. PuMe – Interactive learning environment employing the PipeQual model to forest growth and wood quality. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science. Volume 36, No. 2-3 (2006).

Maltamo, M., Malinen, J., Kangas, A., Härkönen, S., Pasanen, A-M. 2003. Most similar neighbour-based stand variable estimation for use in inventory by compartments in Finland. Forestry 2003 76(4):449-464.

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