Expert groups

The indicators included in Biodiversity.fi (also ecosystem service indicators) are periodically discussed and reviewed by habitat-specific expert groups.

The groups consist of 6-12 members representing a wide range of government research institutes, universities and ministries. All the partners that produce information for any given indicator are automatically included in the relevant expert group. On top of these, the groups contain general experts of the whole habitat as well as experts on the policies affecting the habitat.

The task of the expert groups is to:

1. Evaluate the indicator set as a whole
2. Comment on the interpretation
3. Check presentation and data

 

Forests

   
Timo Kuuluvainen University of Helsinki General expert
Pekka Punttila Finnish Environment Institute General expert
Aleksi Lehikoinen Finnish Museum of Natural History Birds
Jani Pellikka Natural Resources Institute Finland Mammals
Juha Siitonen Natural Resources Institute Finland Dead wood
Terhi Koskela Natural Resources Institute Finland Voluntary conservation
Petri Ahlroth Finnish Environment Institute Red-listed species and habitats
Martti Kuusinen Forestry Development Centre Tapio Biodiversity oriented management
Katja Matveinen-Huju Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Policy
Marjo Neuvonen Natural Resources Institute Finland Recreation (ecosystem services)
     

Mires

   
Kaisu Aapala Finnish Environment Institute General expert
Harri Vasander University of Helsinki General expert
Raija Laiho Natural Resources Institute Finland Peatland forestry
Kirsi Kalliokoski ELY Centre Northern Ostrobothnia Peat production
Kimmo Saarinen South Karelia Allergy and Environment Institute Butterflies
Juha-Pekka Hotanen Natural Resources Institute Finland Vegetation
Aira Kokko Finnish Environment Institute Red-listed species and habitats
Jaana Kaipainen Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Policy
     

Baltic Sea

   
Anita Mäkinen Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi General expert
Juha-Markku Leppänen Finnish Environment Institute General expert
Markku Viitasalo Finnish Environment Institute General expert
Pirkko Kauppila Finnish Environment Institute Nutrients and chlorophyll
Kari Lehtonen Finnish Environment Institute Harmful substances
Vivi Fleming-Lehtinen Finnish Environment Institute Algae and visibility depth
Seppo Knuuttila Finnish Environment Institute Oxygen and benthic communities
Martti Hario Natural Resources Institute Finland Birds
Markus Ahola Natural Resources Institute Finland Seals
Antti Lappalainen Natural Resources Institute Finland Fish stocks
Tytti Kontula Finnish Environment Institute Red-listed species and habitats
Penina Blankett Ministry of the Environment Policy
     

Inland waters

   
Seppo Hellsten Finnish Environment Institute General expert
Timo Muotka University of Oulu General expert
Esko Kuusisto Finnish Environment Institute General expert
Sari Mitikka Finnish Environment Institute Nutrients
Jaakko Mannio Finnish Environment Institute Harmful substances
Jukka Rintala Natural Resources Institute Finland Birds
Martti Rask Natural Resources Institute Finland Fish
Jukka Aroviita Finnish Environment Institute Streams
Jari Ilmonen Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services Small surface waters
Aira Kokko Finnish Environment Institute Red-listed species and habitats
Antton Keto Finnish Environment Institute Regulation
Auri Sarvilinna Finnish Environment Institute Management and restoration
Ville Keskisarja Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Policy
     

Farmlands

   
Mikko Kuussaari Finnish Environment Institute General expert
Juha Helenius University of Helsinki General expert
Tarja Kortesmaa Tike (Agricultural Information Centre) Agricultural statistics
Tapio Salo Natural Resources Institute Finland Nutrients
Sari Autio Finnish Environment Institute Pesticides
Reija Hietala University of Turku Agricultural landscape
Katja Raatikainen Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services Traditional rural biotopes
Ville Vepsäläinen Finnish Museum of Natural History Birds
Janne Heliölä Finnish Environment Institute Butterflies
Terho Hyvönen MTT Agrifood Research Finland Weeds
Juha Pykälä Finnish Environment Institute Red-listed species and habitats
Eero Pehkonen Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Agricultural policies
     

Urban areas

   
Jari Niemelä University of Helsinki General expert
Heikki Setälä University of Helsinki General expert
Kaarina Heikkonen City of Helsinki General expert
Stephen Venn University of Helsinki General expert
Susanna Lehvävirta Finnish Museum of Natural History General expert
Vesa Yli-Pelkonen University of Helsinki General expert
Antti Rehunen Finnish Environment Institute Land use
Leena Kopperoinen Finnish Environment Institute Land use
Jukka-Pekka Flander Ministry of the Environment Policy