University of Eastern Finland

Contact email: jyrki.kangas@uef.fi
Geographic scope: National
Country: Finland
Type of Institution: University / higher education
Name in original language: Itä-Suomen yliopisto
Legal status: Public
Name of the Department: School of Forest Sciences
Role of record creator in institution / department: Director / executive
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: To forest sciences
Main / core research areas: Risks of present and future weather-driven disasters, Adaptation to climate change, Climate change mitigation, Impacts of climate change, CC in agricultural systems - agriculture greenhouse gas emissions, CC in agricultural systems - forestsVery important research areas: Climate policies, CC in agricultural systems - land, soils and territoryRelatively important areas: CC in agricultural systems - mixed, CC in agricultural systems - water managementResearch level in your institution / department in the climate-related areas: Master or equivalent / ISCED 7, Doctoral or equivalent / ISCED 8, Post-doc
Number of researchers in climate-related areas: 50-200
Average yearly expenditure in your institution / department on climate change research in recent years (EUR): 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: GovernmentResearch focus: European applied researchCollaborations with other organizations: Industry, Civil society, Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, Government, International Organizations, Regional Fora / regional bodies, Rural advisory services, SMEsCollaborations with other countries: Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia
Successful projects: Sustainable, resource-efficient and climate-neutral forest-based bioeconomy (FORBIO)
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: High importance of forests in climate change policy-making globally, in Europe, in Finland and regionally
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Stable
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: Keeping the current level of activity