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Professor of International Forest Policy, University of Helsinki

Dr. Maria Brockhaus is Professor of International Forest Policy at the University of Helsinki, Finland. In her research, she focusses on the political economy of deforestation in the Global South and underlying politics and power relations. Her current projects focus on forests & climate change and equity outcomes in rapidly changing forest frontiers.


  • 2016–present
    Professor , University of Helsinki
  • 2006–2016
    Senior Researcher, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)