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Independent experts nominated by country party

Olavi Luukkanen

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Plant Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Department of Forest Sciences
Telephone number
358 9 7085643
Work experience
- Kenya Forestry Master Plan Team Leader, Nairobi, 1992-94._x000D_
- Thai Forestry Sector Master Plan, Forest Ecology and Management expert 1990-91._x000D_
- Forestry Research of Bura Irrigated Fuelwood Project, Kenya 1984-93, Leader (Helsinki)_x000D_
- Finland-Sudan scholarship programme, Finland and Sudan 1991-1997 (previous research in the Sudan since 1983) /89._x000D_
- Research in Thailand since 1979_x000D_
- Research in Indonesia since 1982_x000D_
- Short-term missions to Nepal, Tanzania, and other SADC countries, Malaysia & Laos._x000D_
- Study tours in India, China, Siberia and USA and Canada.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Dr Sc For (Helsinki 1978), M.Sc. Genetics (Helsinki 1973), M.Sc. Forestry (Wisconsin '72)
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Bruns S., Furberg J., Luukkanen, O. & Wood P. 1996 (ed) Dryland Forestry Research. IFS Stockholm, 218 p._x000D_
2. Luukkanen, O. with KFMP Staff 1994, Kenya Forestry Mster Plan. MENR, Nairobi, 422 p._x000D_
3. Luukkanen, O. 1978 Gas exchange in clones of piceaabies (Dr. Sc. Thesis), Acta for Fennica 162, 63 p._x000D_
4. El Sheikh, A., E. & Luukkanen (ed) 1989. Sudan Silva Special Issue, Sudan Silva 27, 99 p._x000D_
5. Odera, J., Luukkanen, O., Johansson, S., & Kaamkka, V. (ed) 1993, Forestry in irrigation schemes. E. African Agr. for J. Special Issue, EAAF J 58, 127 p.
Other activities
1. Professor of Tropical Silviculture, Helsinki, since 1984._x000D_
2. Professor of Botany (Helsinki, ) 1980-8222._x000D_
3. Associate Professor of Silviculture (Helsinki 1983-84)._x000D_
4. Forest Management and sustainable Development on Dry and Degraded Tropical Lands (Kenya, Sudan, Thailand, Indonesia, China), Academa of Finland Research Project Leader (1982-) 1996-1998.
1. Agricultural Science Society of Thailand, Honorary Member_x000D_
2. Finnish Society of Forest Science, President 1983-84._x000D_
3. Finnish Biological Society Vanamo, Deputy Chairman (3 years)_x000D_
4. Asian Development Bank Roster of Experts 1996-2001.
Organisation name
University of Helsinki
Organisation street address
P.O.Box 27, FI-00014
Organisation city
Organisation country