August 2019 – Present
Helsinki, FI

Senior Researcher

Finnish Meteorological Institute

Carbon Cycle Research Group
September 2018 – May 2019
Boston, USA


Boston University

Introductory quantitative environmental modeling.
January 2016 – July 2019
Boston, USA

Postdoctoral Researcher

Ecological Forecasting Lab, Boston University

  • Gap Macrosystems Project, NSF Macrosystems
  • NASA RTM Project, NASA Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • PalEON, NSF Macrosystems
January 2014 – January 2015
Potsdam, DE

Research and Teaching assistant

Institute of Biology and Biochemistry, Potsdam University

January 2010 – January 2011
Istanbul, TR

Research and Teaching assistant

Ecology and Evolution Department, Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences


The computer models we use to understand and forecast the ecosystem changes have multiple components that determine their outcomes. Due …

El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has been identified as one of the main drivers for the interannual variability in eastern African …

The present-day vegetation in the tropics is mainly characterized by forests worldwide except in tropical East Africa, where forests …

East Africa hosts a striking diversity of terrestrial ecosystems, which vary both in space and time due to complex regional topography …


Departmental courses

  • Introduction to quantitative environmental modeling
  • Earth System Modeling and Data in R

Guest lecturer

  • Applied Environmental Statistics

Short courses

  • Bayesian Inference and numerical algorithms
  • R programming module
  • Programming for Ecologists: an Introduction Course to the Ecological Model Building

Seminar courses

  • Current topics in Nature Conservation


  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FI