I gave first full-length university-level lecture course in autumn 1984. The course was offered at the University of Helsinki and titled "Biostatistics".
since then, teaching has continued on a regular basis in many universities in Finland and abroad
during more than 35 years, over 2500 university students have attended – and passed! – my classes
My university-level courses and lecture series focus on four main topics:
Forest ecology, covering major ecological structures, processes and functions in forests, with an emphasis but not solely restricting to disturbance dynamics and successional patterns in boreal areas;
Forest conservation and biodiversity, covering several aspects of habitat classifications, habitat associations of species, and ecological basis for forest conservation;
Plant-herbivore associations and forest entomology, covering population ecology and dynamics, food-web and trophic level interactions and disturbance and outbreak dynamics and conservation of forest insects;
Methodology and scientific inference in ecology, covering basic and advanced levels of statistical and numerical analyses, design of experiments, and scientific reasoning in forest ecology and biodiversity research.