I hold a PhD in Forestry and Agriculture by the Faculty of Forestry of the University of Joensuu, (2009). I am currently Senior Researcher at the School of Forest Sciences of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and Associate Professor at the department of Crop Production Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). In the past, I have been Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), and Researcher at the Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA/LUKE).
My research focuses on topics related to the environmental, economic and social dimension of biomass production systems. I have participated in a number of national and international projects linked to these research lines, often in the Nordic area. As a lecturer, I have been responsible for several courses oriented to graduate and PhD students, particularly related to statistical and research methods, supply and energy use of lignocellulosic biomass and bioenergy markets and policies, among others.
Mola-Yudego B, Arevalo J, Díaz-Yáñez O, Dimitriou I, Haapala A, Ferraz-Filho A, Selkimäki M, Valbuena R. 2017. Wood biomass potentials for energy in northern Europe: forest or plantations? Biomass and Bioenergy 106: 95-103. doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.08.021
Díaz-Yáñez O, Mola-Yudego B, Gonzalez-Olabarria, J R. Pukkala T. 2017. How does forest composition and structure affect the stability against wind and snow? Forest Ecology and Management 401: 215-222. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.06.054
Dimitriou I. Mola-Yudego B. 2016. Poplar and willow plantations on agricultural land in Sweden: area, yield, groundwater quality and soil organic Carbon. Forest Ecology and Management. 383: 99-107. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.08.022
Mola-Yudego B, Rahlf J, Astrup R, Dimitriou I. 2016. Spatial yield estimates of fast-growing willow plantations for energy based on climatic variables in Northern Europe. GCB Bioenergy. 8: 1093–1105. doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12332.
Mola-Yudego B, Dimitriou I, Gonzalez-Garcia S, Gritten D, Aronsson P. 2014. A conceptual framework for the introduction of energy crops. Renewable Energy 72: 29-38. doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2014.06.012