About Us

Scientific Editors

 We have 20 years of academic writing and editing experience in preparing material on ecological and environmental studies for publication. We are adjunct professors (Docent) of Environmental Sciences and Mycology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Our particular focus concerns plant and soil biology, microbiology, ecology and biochemistry studies. We have conducted scientific research and published the results in leading journals. We have a good understanding of experimental results and constrains, as well as the wider context in which your article is being put forward.

We have published our research for instance in Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Plant and Soil, European Journal of Soil Science, Mycorrhiza, Journal of Environmental Quality, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Applied Soil Ecology and FEMS-Microbiology Ecology. 

We have extensive experience of interacting with top tier journals. In recent years, we have written up to 10 peer-reviews annually for scientific journals. 

Oili Kiikkilä (Ph.D)

 I was born in Finland in 1964. I completed the doctoral degree of Agriculture and Forestry in the field of Environmental Sciences at the University of Helsinki in 2002. My thesis was about bioremediation of  heavy metal polluted forest soil. 

My areas of expertise are soil biology and biochemistry, carbon and nutrient cycling, forest ecology, soil organic matter, heavy metals and their association with soil organic matter. My samples have mostly been forest soils and waters leached from forests or wetlands. I have expertise in making statistical analyses and multivariate data-analyses.


Lu Min Vaario (Ph.D)

I was born in China, and completed the doctoral degree of Agriculture at the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1996. My thesis was focused on establishment of advanced tissue techniques in woody plants. Since then I have been working in Japan, China and Finland. 

I have broad knowledge about plant morphology, mycorrhiza, soil microbiology and fungal ecology. I also have been lecturing in related research fields in English, Chinese and Japanese languages.


English Editor
Mark Waller

I am a native English speaker with a solid experience of translating and editing a wide range of texts. My aim in each case is to make sure that your publication is edited into fluent and accurate English and meets the English requirements of high quality scientific journals.

I have edited scientific articles in English for a number of leading scientific journals, among them Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Plant and Soil, European Journal of Soil Science, Vadose Zone Journal, and the European Journal of Soil Biology.

Oili's publications


Lu Min's publications


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