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Eljas Heikki Pietari Pohtila Edit Profile

educator , forestry researcher

Eljas Heikki Pietari Pohtila, Finnish forestry researcher, educator. Board directors Finnish Forest and Park Service, Vantaa, 1994-1997. Captain Finnish Army, 1963-1964. Member Royal Swedish Academy Agriculture and Forestry, International Boreal Forest Research Association (chairman 1994-1995), Russian Academy and Agricultural Sciences.

Background

Pohtila, Eljas Heikki Pietari was born on August 1, 1943 in Salla, Finland. Son of Pietari Viljam and Hilja Matilda (Kellokumpu) Pohtila.

Education

Master of Science in Forestry, University Helsinki, Finland, 1970. Licentiate of Forestry, University Helsinki, Finland, 1975. Doctor in Forestry, 1977.

Career

Research specialist Finnish Forest Research Institute, Rovaniemi, 1978-1980. Head officer District Forest Board of Lapland, 1980-1987. Managing director research and development department for wood procurement and production Finnish Forest Industries Federation, Helsinki, 1987-1988.

Director general Finnish Forest Research Institute, since 1988.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Reforestation of Ploughed Sites in Finnish Lapland, 1977, Importance of National Forest Inventories in Forestry Research and Practice, 1992.

Membership

Board directors Finnish Forest and Park Service, Vantaa, 1994-1997. Captain Finnish Army, 1963-1964. Member Royal Swedish Academy Agriculture and Forestry, International Boreal Forest Research Association (chairman 1994-1995), Russian Academy and Agricultural Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hunting, fishing, reading, music, volleyball.

Connections

Married Raili Kaarina Peippo, 1969. Children: Tatu, Jukka.

father:
Pietari Viljam Pohtila

mother:
Hilja Matilda (Kellokumpu) Pohtila

spouse:
Raili Kaarina Peippo

child:
Tatu Pohtila

child:
Jukka Pohtila