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Susanna Sironen

Senior Research Scientist  D.Sc. (for.)


Sustainable Use of Natural Resources



Email: firstname.lastname@syke.fi
Tel.  +358 40 182 0847, +358 295 251 648


Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)


Yliopistokatu 6 B

FIN-80100 Joensuu


Susanna Sironen @ResearchGate




I am a D.Sc. (for.) in Forest Planning and Economics. I have been working at SYKE since 2010. Before that I have been working in various positions at University of Eastern Finland (University of Joensuu) including Planning officer of Erasmus Mundus M.Sc. European Forestry studies, researcher and assistant of forest mensuration science.  My research background is especially in forest mensuration science.

Present role and current research interests

I am a senior research scientist  in the group of Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in the Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production. My main field of expertise include:

  • Forestry, forest mensuration science  and forest resources
  • Multi-criteria decision analysis
  • Statistical methods and modelling
  • Material flows and Input-output analyses
  • Circular economy
  • Geoinformatics

Research activities

Various projects in which I work or have worked during the past years at SYKE:

Transition Towards Circular Economy (TRANSCIRC) 2017-2021

Assessing the impacts of circular economy on GHG emissions reduction and biodiversity in Finland (KIVÄBO)

Post-Covid-19: Climate actions and green stimulus

FORBIO project - Sustainable, climate-neutral and resource-efficient forest-based bioeconomy 2016-

Framework for developing companies’ environmental life-cycle impacts (MALLI-Y)

Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and the Finnish Economy (SURE) 2012-2016

Operationalisation of Natural capital and Ecosystem Services: From concepts to real-world applications (OpenNESS) 2012-2017

Material flows and resource efficiency of the North Karelia Region (PKTEHO) 2014

Assessing the role of economic instruments in policy mixes for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services provision (POLICYMIX) 2010-2014

Directions of future developments in waste recycling 2012

Interactions in the sustainable society index (YHKE)

Multi-dimensional sustainability framework to evaluate forest and wood energy production (BioSus)


My publications at Google Scholar


Published 2016-08-09 at 11:37, updated 2020-12-09 at 12:33