Heikki Peltonen

Senior research scientist

Marine Ecosystems Modelling

Heikki Peltonen



Tel: +358(0)400148533

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

Marine Research Centre

Postal adress: P. O. Box 140, 00251 Helsinki, Finland

Street address: Building EE, Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2, Viikki Campus, Helsinki

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Current tasks

My current tasks include working as a project coordinator, a researcher and a scientific expert in marine research.


I have a master’s degree in fisheries science (1988) and a PhD also in fisheries science (1999) from the University of Helsinki. During my career I have worked in fishery research, for regional environmental and fisheries authorities, in the university, and in marine and freshwater research.

Current research interests

Modeling of function of the marine ecosystem
Integrated ecosystem assessment
Ecosystem-based management
Assessments and ecological impacts of underwater noise
Bioaccumulation of dioxins in food-webs

Some recent projects

  • SHEBA : Sustainable shipping and environment of the Baltic Sea region (EU-BONUS 2015-2019)
  • Development of Archipelago Sea nutrient load model assembly and its implementation to coastal Gulf of Finland and Bothnian Sea (Ministry of Environment 2017-2018)
  • COCOA : Nutrient cocktail in coastal zones of the Baltic Sea – improving nderstanding of the transformation and retention of nutrients and organic matter in the coastal zone (EU-BONUS, 2014-2017)
  • BIAS: Baltic Sea Information on the Acoustic Soundscape (Life+ 2012-2106)
  • ECA-Mimefi: Modeling the integrated management of ecosystems and fisheries (Academy of Finland 2012-2016)
  • MARISPLAN: Marine spatial planning in the changing climate (Academy of Finland 2011-2014)


Up-to-date list of my publications  can be found in @Google Scholar

Published 2017-09-04 at 11:09, updated 2018-01-17 at 15:21

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