Harri Kuosa

Harri Kuosa

Leading researcher

Marine Ecosystems Modelling

Group leader, PhD

email: firstname.lastname@ymparisto.fi
Phone: +358 295 251 106

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
Marine Research Centre
Latokartanonkaari 11, FI-00790 Helsinki, Finland

@Google Scholar , @ResearchGate, CV, Europass

Current tasks

My main task is the research of the Baltic Sea ecosystem functioning and the application of its results to ecosystem models, which help marine protection and management. I am also involved on a number of Baltic Sea projects as an expert. I also popularize research results specifically on eutrophication and the ecological state of the Baltic Sea.


I have been working professionally in marine sciences for about 30 years. I have been previously employed in the

Harri Kuosa yleis

Finnish Marine Research Institute FIMR and the University of Helsinki. During my term in FIMR I was responsible for the Baltic Sea zooplankton research, and I was the cruise leader of several research cruises onboard R/V Aranda. In the university my I had a professorship on the Baltic Sea research in Tvärminne Zoological Station from 2002 to 2011. My special fields are eutrophication and its consequences in the Baltic Sea and how the Baltic Sea food webs have changed due to human pressures. I have participated three Antarctic research cruises.

Research topics

  • Eutrophication and food webs

  • Ecosystem changes in waters surrounding Finland

  • Sea ice ecosystems


  • Biodiversity changes – causes, consequences and management implications, 2013-2017 (EU BONUS)

  • The response of pelagial food web to nutrient encrichment, 2007-2010 (The Academy of Finland)

  • The role of Baltic Sea ice biota in carbon cycling during winter, 2003-2006 (The Academy of Finland)

  • Carbon sink mechanisms and their climate sensitivity in the Baltic Sea, 2002-2004 (The Academy of Finland)

Other activities

  • International collaboration (HELCOM and ICES)

  • Teaching and supervision in the University of Helsinki

Scientific publications

I have authored about 100 scientific articles and several book chapters and reports. Up-to-date list of my publications can be found in @Google Scholar.



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