Diana Tuomasjukka

Senior Researcher

Dr. Diana Tuomasjukka is a Senior Researcher at the Sustainability and Climate Change unit at EFI and Coordinator of TMUG (ToSIA Management and User Group). Presently, she works on two EU FP7-project, assessing sustainability impacts (SIA) in innovative bioenergy forest-wood-chain (INFRES) and of environmental services and natural capital in landuse applications (OPERAS). Dr Tuomasjukka has been working in various EU-projects based in Germany, Sweden and Finland mainly in the context of SIA since 2005. She has a background in practical application of sustainability impact assessments, indicator development, participatory processes and decision support system development, business process modelling and systems analysis, as well as in forest technology, logistics and forest management. Training and user support in the practical application of SIA, and developing user-friendly methodologies and guidance materials are part of her daily work.

She is currently working on cross-sectoral forest-wood-chain modelling at EU and global level, whose assessment is based on an indicator approach covering economic, environmental, social and cultural aspects, as well as CSR (corporate social responsibility).

Specialised in:

  • Sustainability impact assessments
  • (Business) process modelling
  • Forest growth, forest technology and logistics
  • Economic, environmental, social and cultural indicators, and indicator development
  • Ecosystem services and Natural capital
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Projects:

  • OPERAS - Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications
  • INFRES - Innovative and effective technology and logistics for forest residual biomass supply in the EU
  • CHARFOR – Biochar y cenizas de biomasa. Estrategias de mitigación y adaptación de masas forestales al Cambio Climático. (Biochar and ashes from biomass. Forest strategies for mitigation and adaptation to Climate Change)
  • SUFAREL – Qualification framework for Sustainable Forestry and Lifelong Learning
  • ROKFOR - Regions of Knowledge for Forestry: "Sustainable forestry produces renewable energy, sustainable construction and bio-based products"
  • Northern ToSIA – Assessing sustainability of forest based activities in rural areas of the Northern Periphery
  • EFORWOOD – Sustainability impact Assessment of the Forestry-Wood Chain
  • TMUG – ToSIA Management and User Group (Coordinator)


Publications:

Berg, S., Valinger, E., Lind, T., Suominen, T., & Tuomasjukka, D. (2016). Comparison of co-existing forestry and reindeer. Silva Fennica, 50(1), 1–16.

Martire, S., Tuomasjukka, D., Lindner, M., Fitzgerald, J., & Castellani, V. (2015). Biomass and Bioenergy Sustainability impact assessment for local energy supplies ’ development e The case of the alpine area of Lake Como , Italy. Biomass and Bioenergy, 83, 60–76. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.08.020

Eija, A., Antti, E., Tuomasjukka, D., Athanassiadis, D., Stampfer, K., Spinelli, R., … Jyrki, R. (2014). Innovative, effective and sustainable technology and logistics for forest residual biomass, 8–9, http://infres.eu/openfile/325

Tegegne, Y. T., Van Brusselen, J., Tuomasjukka, D., & Lindner, M. (2014). Proposing an indicator framework for FLEGT voluntary partnership agreements impact monitoring. Ecological Indicators, 46, 487–494. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.07.020

Tuomasjukka, D., Berg, S., & Lindner, M. (2014). Managing sustainability of fennoscandian forests and their use by law and/or agreement: For whom and which purpose? Sustainability (Switzerland), 6(1), 18–49. http://doi.org/10.3390/su6010018

Tuomasjukka, D., Lindner, M., & Edwards, D. (2013). A Concept for Testing Decision Support Tools in Participatory Processes Applied to the ToSIA Tool. Challenges, 4(1), 34–55. http://doi.org/10.3390/challe4010034

den Herder, M., Kolström, M., Lindner, M., Suominen, T., Tuomasjukka, D., & Pekkanen, M. (2012). Sustainability impact assessment on the production and use of different wood and fossil fuels employed for energy production in North Karelia, Finland. Energies, 5(11), 4870–4891. http://doi.org/10.3390/en5114870

Caufape Poca, M., Valbuena, R., Tuomasjukka, D., Packalén, P., (2012). Evaluating the potential of Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) for sustainability impact assessment with ToSIA tool, in: GeoMundus 2012. Conference on Geosciences, Geoinformation and Environment.

Lindner, M., Werhahn-Mees, W., Suominen, T., Vötter, D., Zudin, S., Pekkanen, M., Päivinen, R., Roubalova, M., Kneblik, P., Brüchert, F., Valinger, E., Guinard, L., Pizzirani, S., (2012). Conducting sustainability impact assessments of forestry-wood chains: Examples of ToSIA applications. Eur. J. For. Res. 131, 21–34. doi:10.1007/s10342-011-0483-7

Vötter, D., Berg, S., Lindner, M., Kolström, M., (2009). Sustainability in Northern forests-related livelihood (Northern ToSIA). Nor. J. Friluftsliv 3–6.

Vötter, D. (2009): “Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Forest-Wood-Supply-Chain based on a Process Modelling Approach- Comparison of Northern and Central Europe as an example”, PhD-thesis; Freiburg i. Breisgau, URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:25-opus-71010, PPN: 315039817

Vötter, D. (2008): “A Method for Systems Analysis and Sustainability Impact Assessment – an example from the European Forestry-Wood Chain”, 1st IUFRO All-D3-Conferece, Sapporo, Japan, June 15-20, 2008

Vötter, D. (2008): “Modelling of Allocation Effects on Sustainability in the European Forest-Wood-Chain within the Field of Forestry to Industry Interactions “,FORMEC´08, Schmallenberg, Germany June 2nd – 5th, 2008

Vötter, D. (2007): “Modelling of Allocation Effects on Sustainability in the European Forest-Wood-Chain within the Field of Forestry to Industry Interactions”;  3rd Forest Engineering Conference 2007 in Montremblant, Canada, September 30-October 4, 2007

Vötter, D. (2006): „EFORWOOD Forest to Industry Interactions – Allocation and Wood quality issues during harvesting and transport”, 5th International Symposium Wood Structure and Properties ‘06, in Silac/Slovacia, September 3-6, 2006

Vötter, D. (2006): „EFORWOOD Forest to Industry Interactions – Allocation and Wood quality issues during harvesting and transport”, FORMEC 2006 – 39th International Symposium on Forestry Mechanization, Sofia/Bulgaria, September 24-27, 2006

Vötter, D. (2006): "Nachhaltigkeit - ein langes Wort mit 14 Buchstaben", Freiburger Uni-Magazin, Nr. 3/Mai 2006

Vötter, D. (2006): "Für Wachstum und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit des europäischen Forst und Holzsektors: Integriertes EU-Großforschungsprojekt EFORWOOD gestartet", afz - Der Wald, Nr. 10/2006

Diploma thesis: "Splintholzerkennung mittels Computertomographie und Färbeverfahren an Fichte und Buche", Technische Universität München, 2005


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