Kari Lehtilä

Associate Professor


My research area is environmental science. My research deals with forest biodiversity in Baltic Sea region, urban ecology, and environmental governance in low-income countries.

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Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies


My main research areas within environmental science are ecology and natural resource management. My research deals currently with:

(i) Forest biodiversity in the Baltic Sea region, including studies on forest succession, habitat closure and landscape studies. I study the relationships between landscape structure and functional composition in plant communities. I also study the ecological effects of afforestation both to single species in a local scale
and in a context of large areas.

(ii) Plant population ecology and plant-animal interactions, ranging from population viability analysis, restoration ecology and metapopulation studies to ecosystem effects of toxic compounds produced by marine algae.

(iii) Natural resource management in rural Africa, specifically environmental and societal effects of development interventions.

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