Kind of C.V.
I am Professor of Plant Ecology at the Department of Biology,
University of Oulu. I started here in January, 2001. I moved to Oulu
from Lahti, where I worked as a Lecturer at the Department of
Ecological and Environmental Sciences, Univeristy of Helsinki.
I was born in Tampere, in the heart of Finland, in 1954. I lived
in many other places, and started my studies in Biology at the
University of Helsinki in 1973. Leena Hämet-Ahti was the
supervisor in my Masters degree, and Teuvo Ahti in my PhD. Leena
Hämet-Ahti introduced me to the vegetation science, and Teuvo
Ahti to lichens. For my PhD, I studied vegetation of communities
dominated by reindeer lichens (Cladina). It seems that
some people still think that I am a Finnish lichenologist.
Since then I have studied mainly other things than lichens (like
you see in my publications). I had
my Master degree in 1979 in Helsinki, and PhD in 1984 in Joensuu.
My previous jobs
- University of Helsinki 1978-1981: Employed continuosly in short
term jobs in Botanical
Museum, Department of
Botany (now name vanished in re-organization), and as editorial
secretary of Annales
- University of Joensuu 1981-1983: I was an assistant teacher at the
Biology here for two years. I returned to defend my PhD here in
1984 (my opponent was Eddy van der Maarel from Uppsala)
of Kuopio: 1983-1994: First as the curator of Botanical Garden (now
closed down and privatized), then a senior assistant teacher and other
positions at the Department
of Ecology and Environmental Science. This was interrupted by one
year in Australian National University, Canberra (1990/91), where I
worked with Peter Minchin.
- University of Tromsø 1994-1997:
Associate Professor in Environmental Ecological Botany.
- University of Helsinki at Lahti, 1997 to 2000.
- Editor, Journal of Vegetation
Science and Applied Vegetation
Science, from 1999. I was an associate editor in JVS in 1991 to
1997. In addition, I am a member of editorial boards in Annales botanici
fennici and Phytocoenologia.
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