Heimo Mikkola

University of Eastern Finland Finland

Heimo Mikkola obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Kuopio, Finland. He has more than 40 years of experience in sustainable development through working with growing responsibilities in international organizations, particularly the African Development Bank, European Union, United Nations, and the World Bank. He has visited 139 countries. In South America, he worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Colombia and Uruguay. He also visited Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Guadelupe, Panama, and Venezuela in this capacity. Dr. Mikkola is an adjunct professor at Eastern Finland University and has been a visiting professor at three different Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan universities between 2010 and 2018. He has published more than 700 papers and books. He is also a book editor for numerous titles.

Heimo Mikkola

10books edited

15chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Heimo Mikkola

The Amazon region is the largest river basin and rainforest ecosystem in the world. It contains billions of trees, which are a vital carbon store to slow down global warming. Amazonia is home to one million indigenous people and some three million species of plants and animals. The future of the world’s largest forest is critical to South America and the planet. However, nine owner nations—Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela—have encouraged agriculture, logging, and mining activities, causing a dangerous setback in the effort to protect “the lungs of the world." Due to global importance, the protection of Amazonia is vital. This book includes six chapters that describe the past and present situation of the Amazon region and present positive examples of sustainable development possibilities.

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Amazon Ecosystem - Past Discoveries and Future Prospects IntechOpen
Amazon Ecosystem - Past Discoveries and... Edited by Heimo Mikkola

Amazon Ecosystem - Past Discoveries and Future Prospects

Edited by Heimo Mikkola