University of Eastern Finland

Senior Assistant Professor


  • 2004 PhD in Human Geography, University of Joensuu, Finland


Main research interests:

  • Evaluation of development issues at the local and regional scales and focus on local perceptions of nature and the environment. Specialization in research on localities of different size that are dependent on forestry and the forest industry as their sources of livelihoods.
  • Special focus on the role of the environmental debate for and in these localities as well as the role of international environmental debate on the issue.



Email:  juha.kotilainen(a)

Tel.: +358 (0)13 251 2476