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Erkki Ossi Olavi Pulliainen

educator , legislator , zoologist , Member of the Eduskunta

Erkki Ossi Olavi Pulliainen, Finnish zoologist, educator, legislator. Decorated knight first class Order of Finnish Lion, Order of the Cross of Liberty of Finland; recipient Silver plaque University Oulu., University Helsinki.

Background

Pulliainen, Erkki Ossi Olavi was born on June 23, 1938 in Varkaus, Finland. Son of Ossian Ferdinand and Hilkka-Liisa (Sinervo) Pulliainen.

Education

Degree, University Helsinki, Finland, 1960. Master of Science, University Helsinki, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Helsinki, 1966.

Master Agricultural and Forestry Science, University Helsinki, 1968. Doctor in Agricultural and Forestry Science (honorary), University Helsinki, 2002.

Career

Councillor, Oulu, 1985-1987. Member of the Eduskunta, since 1987. Member. Administrative Committee, Agricultural and Forestry Committee and Grand Committee, Eduskunta.

Researcher, University of Helsinki, 1965-1974. Station manager, University of Helsinki, since 1967. Docent, University of Helsinki, since 1968.

Researcher, Finnish Academy, 1975. Professor of Zoology, University ofOulu, since 1975. Director of zoological department, University of Oulu, 1978-1987.

Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, University ofOulu, 87.

Membership

Member City Council Oulu, since 1985. Member Parliament of Finland, since 1987, group chairman, 1989-1991, group vice chairman 1993-1995, 2003-2004. Member Mammalogical Society Finland (president since 1987), New York Academy of Sciences, Administrative Council Vapo, University Teachers and Employees Union (honorary president 1978).

Connections

Married Anneli Kuvaja, 1961 (divorced 1973). Children: Harri, Virpi. Married Riitta Inkeri Haaranen, 1974.

Children: Annariina, Annamiina, Rauli.

father:
Ossian Ferdinand Pulliainen

mother:
Hilkka-Liisa (Sinervo) Pulliainen

spouses:
Anneli Kuvaja

Riitta Inkeri Haaranen

children:
Harri Pulliainen

Virpi Pulliainen

Annariina Pulliainen

Annamiina Pulliainen

Rauli Pulliainen