Matti Kummu

  • Tietotie 1 E, 02150 Espoo

20012020

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Artistic and research interests

The main focus of my research is the interaction between human population and earth system. I have been working extensively on assessing the global water scarcity and how it has impacted on food production and availability. To ease the ever-growing pressure on natural resources, we are working actively in deepening the understanding on global food system. Particularly, we are quantifying the potential of different measures, such as diet change, food loss reduction, emerging non-meat protein sources, and yield gap closure, to sustainably increase the food availability globally. Finally, we work also on a more local scale challenges and opportunities on water-energy-food nexus, particularly in Southeast Asian context.

I am part of Water and development research group, under Water and Environmental Engineering group, of which Master's programme I teach "Water and people in developing world"-course.

 

My ongoing projects include 

Sustainable food futures within safe operating spaces - SOS.aquaterra 

The project aims to identify feasible solutions to meet future food demand globally while staying within local and global safe operating spaces (SOS), such as planetary boundaries. In the project, we will develop a novel integrated modelling system that captures interactions between the relevant planetary boundary processes and the global food system. We will also assess the social feasibility of different measures that would ease the pressure food production puts on the environment. Project is funded by a H2020 ERC CoG grant. See more at https://wdrg.aalto.fi/sos-aquaterra/

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology), Civil and Environmental Engineering

Master of Science (Technology), Civil and Environmental Engineering

Keywords

  • Geography
  • Remote Sensing
  • Water resources
  • Global change
  • Hydrology
  • Food security

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Research Output

A multi-model analysis of teleconnected crop yield variability in a range of cropping systems

Heino, M., Guillaume, J. H. A., Müller, C., Iizumi, T. & Kummu, M., 11 Feb 2020, In : EARTH SYSTEM DYNAMICS. 11, 1, p. 113-128 16 p.

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    China's Food Supply Sources Under Trade Conflict With the United States and Limited Domestic Land and Water Resources

    Liu, W., Yang, H., Ciais, P., Kummu, M. & Hoekstra, A. Y., 14 Mar 2020, In : Earth's Future. 8, 3, e2020EF001482.

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    China's sustainable water-energy-food nexus by 2030 : Impacts of urbanization on sectoral water demand

    Niva, V., Cai, J., Taka, M., Kummu, M. & Varis, O., 1 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 251, 119755.

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  • Feeding ten billion people is possible within four terrestrial planetary boundaries

    Gerten, D., Heck, V., Jägermeyr, J., Bodirsky, B. L., Fetzer, I., Jalava, M., Kummu, M., Lucht, W., Rockström, J., Schaphoff, S. & Schellnhuber, H. J., 20 Jan 2020, In : Nature Sustainability.

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Giving legs to handprint thinking : foundations for evaluating the good we do

    Guillaume, J. H. A., Sojamo, S., Porkka, M., Gerten, D., Jalava, M., Lankoski, L., Lehikoinen, E., Lettenmeier, M., Pfister, S., Usva, K., Wada, Y. & Kummu, M., Jun 2020, In : Earth's Future. 8, 6, 20 p., e2019EF001422.

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  • Projects

    KVA-Porkka: KVA-work by Miina Porkka WP1 and WP2

    Kummu, M. & Porkka, M.

    20/04/202031/12/2021

    Project: Other external funding: Other foreign funding

    Water and vulnerability in fragile societies

    Horton, A. & Kummu, M.

    01/03/201828/02/2022

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    WASCO: Global Water Scarcity Atlas: understanding resource pressure, causes, consequences, and opportunities

    Guillaume, J., Kummu, M. & Munia, H.

    01/10/201631/10/2018

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    From Failand to Winland

    Jalava, M., Kummu, M. & Lehikoinen, E.

    01/04/201631/12/2019

    Project: Academy of Finland: Strategic research funding

    Prizes

    Student prize: Oskari Vilamon rahaston väitöskirjapalkinto Oskari Vilamon rahasto, Finland

    Matti Kummu (Student prize recipient), 2009

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Activities

    • 8 Conference presentation
    • 7 Visit abroad
    • 4 Membership of a scientific or program committee of a conference or seminar
    • 2 Hosting a visitor

    The Impacts of Climate Oscillations on Crop Yields: a Multi-model, Multi-scenario Global Study

    Matias Heino (Speaker), Joseph Guillaume (Contributor), Toshichika Iizumi (Contributor), Christoph Müller (Contributor), Matti Kummu (Contributor)
    12 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Spatial allocation of low resolution runoff model outputs to high resolution stream network

    Marko Kallio (Speaker), Joseph Guillaume (Contributor), Fanuel Desalegn (Contributor), Matti Kummu (Contributor), Kirsi-Kanerva Virrantaus (Contributor)
    11 Apr 2018

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    The Impacts of Climate Oscillations on Crop Yields: a Multi-model, Multi-scenario Global Study

    Matias Heino (Speaker), Matti Kummu (Contributor), Joseph Guillaume (Contributor)
    12 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Generating improved estimates of streamflow using model averaging of downscaled runoff products under uncertainty

    Marko Kallio (Speaker), Joseph Guillaume (Contributor), Matti Kummu (Contributor), Kirsi-Kanerva Virrantaus (Contributor)
    14 Dec 2018

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    The effects of climate oscillations on simulated and reported crop production: A global study

    Matias Heino (Speaker), Matti Kummu (Contributor)
    4 Dec 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation