People

Albrecht, Eerika
Researcher, Doctoral student (environmental policy)
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Mobile: +358503722369
Email: eerika.albrecht (at) uef.fi

Environmental politics, ecosystem services, nature conservation, mires and peatlands
Publications

 

Albrecht, Moritz
Dr. (Soc.Sc.), Post Doctoral Researcher 
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Mobile: +358 50 337 1783
Email: moritz.albrecht (at) uef.fi

Human geography, environmental governance, policy mobility & translation, Bioeconomy clusters & sustainability, bioenergy & forest governance (e.g. bioenergy regions & forest certification), relational governance theory, transboundary protected area governance
Publications
www.debeg.org
www.uef.fi/forestgovernance
 

Avento, Roseanna
Coordinator for Global and Transnational Education, MSc (Environmental Sciences); Doctoral Candidate (Environmental Policy/Dept. of Geographical and Historical Studies)  
Development Services, University of Eastern Finland
Phone: + 358 40 355 3828
Email:  roseanna.avento(at)uef.fi

Food and nutrition security, food policy, indigenous knowledge systems, capacity building, education policy, rural development
Publications

 

Belinskij, Antti
Senior Researcher, LL.D.
UEF Law School
Phone: +358 40 762 8333
Email: antti.belinskij (at) uef.fi

Environmental law, natural resources, water, sustainable use, security
Publications
http://winlandtutkimus.fi
 

Braun, Adrian
Master od Arts (Sustainability, Economics and Management); PhD Candidate
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Phone: +358 (0) 40 484 4183
Email: adrianb (at) uef.fi
 
Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethical Investments, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services in the Arctic, Corporate Governance
https://lacris.ulapland.fi/en/persons/adrian-braun(79b2b9a0-5501-4a27-b99b-1edb0410b49a).html

Bunikowski, Dawid
Ex-Postdoctoral researcher, Law School, University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
Leader, Sub-group of Philosophy of Law in the Arctic, University of the Arctic
Research Scholar, Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship (US).
Mobile: +358 44 933 93 69
Email: dawid.bunikowski (at) uef.fi

Legal pluralism and Saami customary natural resources management; Saami customary laws; indigenous rights and peoples in the North; natural sacred sites (sieidi) and law; legal theory (jurisprudence); unofficial law and customary law; anthropology of law; corporate governance, economy and ethics; the EU; axiology, ethics, and religion.
Publications

 

Gutiérrez Zamora, Violeta
MsSc. in Sociology, PhD Student
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies
Phone: +358 458983 537
Email: violeta.gutierrez.zamora (at) uef.fi

Community natural resources management; social-ecological transformations; environmental justice in Latin America
http://www.uef.fi/en/web/responsive-natural-resources-governance
Environment, Society and Development in Latin America Research Group: http://www.uef.fi/web/lyy/research-group

 

Halonen, Lea
Researcher (Environmental law)
UEF Law School
Email: lea.halonen (at) uef.fi
Mobile: +358 50 442 2340

Environmental law, forest regulation, water legislation, regulation of forest drainage and impacts on waters, nature conservation legislation.
Publications
 

 

Halonen, Maija
Project Researcher
Karelian Institute; UEF
Mobile: +358 40 579 6363
Email: maija.halonen (at) uef.fi

Rural Policy and Life; Regional Structure; Local Community; Mixed Methods Research
 

 

 



 

 

Heinonen, Hilkka
Researcher and Lecturer of Environmental law
UEF Law School
Mobile: + 358 50 4422376
Email: hilkka.heinonen (at) uef.fi

Environmental law; Environmental protection law; Municipal environmental protection; Environmental authorities; Neighbour disputes; Peat mining impacts on the water system
Publications
 

Hiedanpää, Juha
Research Professor (Luke) and Docent in Natural Resources Policy (UEF)
Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
Mobile: +358503638109
Email: juha.hiedanpaa (at) luke.fi

Natural Resources Policy, Environmental Policy, Institutional and Ecological Economics, Wildlife
www.luke.fi/henkilosto/juha-hiedanpaa/

 

 

Hiltunen, Mervi J.
Researcher, Lic.Soc.Sc
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Email: mervi.hiltunen (at) uef.fi

Human geography; Planning; Second home tourism; Multiple place attachment; Mobility
Publications
http://www.uef.fi/en/web/secondhomes
 

Hujala, Teppo
Professor of forest bioeconomy foresight
School of Forest Sciences, UEF
Mobile: +358 50 336 7457
Email: teppo.hujala (at) uef.fi

Action research, collaborative policy design, futures studies, family forest owners, multi-criteria analysis, qualitative research, service research
Publications: [find file under "Liitetiedostot" at https://wiivi.uef.fi/crisyp/disp/_/fi/cr_redir_all/fet/fet/sea?direction=3&id=44355920]
http://www.uef.fi/en/web/biotalous

 

Huttunen, Kimmo
Researcher (Environmental Law)
UEF Law School
Mobile: +358 50 4422438
Email: kimmo.huttunen (at) uef.fi

Environmental law, forest legislation
Publications
 

Huuskonen, Hannu
Senior researcher
Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, UEF
Phone: +358 505961592
Email: hannu.huuskonen (at) uef.fi

Biology and ecology of coregonid fishes, fish energetics and ecophysiology, evolutionary ecology of fishes
Publications

 

Häyrynen, Simo
Ph.D. (Soc.Sc.), Adjunct Professor in Cultural Policy (UEF & Turku University)
University Lecturer (environmental policy)
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Mobile: +358 50 442 2483
Email: simo.hayrynen (at) uef.fi

Cultural sociology; Local/regional identities; Symbolic governance of change; Cultural policy; Transdisciplinary culture; Sustainability transition
Publications
 

Inkeroinen, Paula
Research Funding Specialist
Research Services, Joensuu campus
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Mobile: +358 50 367 5236
Email: paula.inkeroinen (at) uef.fi

Project management services

   

Järviluoma, Helmi
Pricipal Investigator ERC AdG 2015, Professor, Ph.D., Docent at University of Turku
Finnish Language and Cultural Research, School of Humanities, UEF
Phone: +358504422520
Email: helmi.jarviluoma (at) uef.fi

cultural sustainability, sensory studies, soundscape studies, sensory transformations, transgenerational environmental relationships, sensobiography, qualitative methodology; aging, communication & technologies
Sensory Transformations and Transgenerational Environmental Relationships in Europe, 1950-2020
Aging, Communication, Technologies
Publications

 

 

Kaarlenkaski, Taija
PhD, Post doctoral researcher
Folklore Studies, UEF
Email: taija.kaarlenkaski (at) uef.fi

 Human-cattle relationships; animals and gende; cultural representations of animals
Publications

 

Konu, Henna
Senior Researcher/Project Manager, D.Sc. (Econ. and B.A.), M.Sc. (Geography)
UEF Business School, Centre for Tourism Studies
Phone number: +358 50 343 7087
Email: henna.konu (at) uef.fi

Nature-based tourism, wellbeing tourism, tourism service development, customer involvement, experiential services, tourist experience, destination marketing and development, stakeholder collaboration
Publications
http://www.uef.fi/mot
http://www.uef.fi/tmm
https://www.tourismmarketingandmanagement.com/
http://uefmot.blogspot.fi/

 

 

Kortelainen, Jarmo
Professor of Human Geography
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies
Phone: +358 503728061
Email: jarmo.kortelainen (at) uef.fi

Natural resource governance, resource peripheries, bioenergy, bioeconomy
Publications
www.debeg.org
 

 

 

Kotilainen, Juha
Professor, Dr
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies
Phone: +358 50 3727426
Email: juha.kotilainen (at) uef.fi

Mining politics, forest politics, environmental politics, development policies, resource communities, local development, industrial towns, place, scales, resilience
Publications
 

 

Kupsala, Saara
M.Soc.Sc., PhD Candidate
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies
Email: kupsala (at) uef.fi

Human-animal relations; Attitudes to animals; Farmed animals
https://uef.academia.edu/SaaraKupsala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kähkönen, Tanja
Researcher
School of Forest Sciences, UEF
Phone: +358 294 453 488
Email: tanja.kahkonen (at) uef.fi

Transitions, energy literacy, rural development, bioenergy, renewable energy
http://www.uef.fi/metsa
Publications

 

Laurén, Kirsi
Dr, Senior researcher
Karelian Institute, UEF
Phone: +50 3315870
Email: kirsi.lauren (at) uef.fi

Environmental humanities, folklore studies, cultural research, oral history, qualitative methods
Publications

 

 

 

Lehtimäki, Markku
Ph.D., Docent, Senior Lecturer in Literature
Finnish Language and Cultural Research, School of Humanities, UEF
Phone: +358294452051
Email: markku.lehtimaki (at) uef.fi

Narrative theory, ecocriticism, visual culture
The Changing Environment of the North: Cultural Representations and Uses of Water
Publications
 

Lyra, Mariana G.   
MSc in Business administration; PhD student
Department of Geographical and Historical studies
Phone number: +358 50 5604838
Email: mariana.lyra (at) uef.fi

Extractive Industry, Latin America, Social Movements, Political Ecology, Environmental Justice.
http://www.uef.fi/web/serm/mariana-lyra
Environment, Society and Development in Latin America Research Team

 

 

Malin, Kimmo
Researcher and Lecturer of Environmental law
UEF Law School
Mobile: + 358 40 8392248
Email: kimmo.malin (at) uef.fi

Environmental law; Real Estate law
Publications


Miina, Saija
Research Coordinator, M.Sc. (For.)
Joensuu Campus, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, UEF
Mobile: +358 50 3729320
Phone: +358 2944 55191
Email: saija.miina (at) uef.fi

Information on research funding opportunities and regulations, supporting and assisting researchers on applying research funding, collecting examples of succesful research applications, forming researchers' network with the Faculty
Publications

 

Mola-Yudego, Blas
Dr. (Arg.&For.), Doctor Researcher
School of Forest Sciences and Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Mobile: +358 50 442 2974
Email: blas.mola (at) uef.fi

Bioenergy; Biomass production systems; Land use changes; Modelling and quantitative approaches; Conflicts and forest governance
Publications

 

Mononen, Laura
Researcher, Doctoral Student (geography)
Finnish Environment Institute; Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, University of Eastern Finland
Email: laura.mononen (at) ymparisto.fi
Mobile: +358 295 251 432

Ecosystem services; Geoinformatics

 

 

Mononen, Tuija
Senior researcher (Dr SocSci, PhilLic)
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Research Center for Socially and Environmentally Responsible Mining, UEF
Mobile: +358 50 3728627
Email:  firstname.lastname@uef.fi

Food issues, rural research, actor networks, sustainable use of natural resources, societal questions of mining industry
Publications
http://www.uef.fi/serm/researchers
 

Mustalahti, Irmeli
Professor of social scientific bioeconomy research (Environmental Policy), Adjunct Professor (Forestry)
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Mobile: +358 50 563 2071
Email: irmeli.mustalahti (at) uef.fi

Principle Investigator of research team called Responsive Natural Resources Governance -group.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ-2NvDT6ZM
Publications

 

 

 

Määttä, Tapio
Professor of environmental law
UEF Law School
Mobile: +358 50 575 1589
Email: tapio.maatta (at) uef.fi

Environmental law; Legal theory; Theory of legal argumentation; Environmental decision-making
Publications

Natarajan, Karthikeyan
Researher, PhD student
School of Forest Sciences, UEF
Mobile: +358 50 442 3033
Email: karthikeyan.natarajan (at) uef.fi

Optimization modelling, bioenergy, supply chain design, geographical energy planning
Publications

 

Pykäläinen, Jouni
Professor, forest economics and forest policy, Head of the School of Forest Sciences
School of Forest Sciences
Phone: +358 50 382 6094
Email: jouni.pykalainen (at) uef.fi

Participatory and interactive forest planning, business models related to forest based solutions among bioeconomy
Publications
https://www.facebook.com/BIOBM.UEF/?fref=ts

 

 


 

Pölönen, Ismo
Senior Lecturer of Environmental Law
UEF Law School
Phone: + 358 40 594 6024
Email: ismo.polonen (at) uef.fi

Environmental law, environmental impact assessmente, natural resource law, environmental governance of mining and forestry, bioeconomy, public participation rights
Publications
On-going research project: YVA-oikeus murroksessa – EIA Law in Transition
http://www.uef.fi/web/yva/home


Quimbayo Ruiz, Germán Andrés
Researcher, MSc. in Geography; PhD student.
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies
Phone: +358 46 955 2212
Email: german.quimbayo (at) uef.fi

Urban Political Ecology; Environmental History; Latin America.
Publications
Academia: https://uef.academia.edu/gquimbayo
Environment, Society and Development in Latin America research Team

 

Ramcilovic-Suominen, Sabaheta
Dr. Post-Doctoral Researcher
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Mobile: +358 50 571 4605
Email: sabaheta.ramcilovik-suominen (at) uef.fi

International forest policy and governance; Forest legality; Forest law compliance; Forest communities and livelihoods; poverty reduction; land and forest rights; EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT); Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradatio (REDD+).
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sabaheta_Ramcilovik-Suominen/contributions
Publications

 


 

 

 

 

Ratamäki, Outi
Docent in human-animal studies
Docent in environmental policy
Senior lecturer
UEF Law School
Mobile: +358 50 4651592
Email: outi.ratamaki (at) uef.fi

Environmental policy and law; Animal policy and law; Ecosystem services; Large carnivores
Publications
https://www.uef.fi/itet
https://trace.journal.fi/

 

Romppanen, Seita
Dr. (Law), Senior Lecturer, international environmental law
UEF Law School
Phone: +358 50 4423430
Email: seita.romppanen (at) uef.fi

Publications
The Center for Climate Change, Energy & Environmental Law (CCEEL)

 

 

Rytteri, Teijo
Researcher
University of Eastern Finland
Mobile: + 358 50 347 3964
Email: teijo.rytteri (at) uef.fi

Social responsibility, sustainability, forest policy, forestry, nature conservation
Publications

 

 


 

Sairinen, Rauno
Professor of environmental policy
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Mobile: +358 50 442 3146
Email: rauno.sairinen (at) uef.fi

Environmental and natural resources politics; Climate change adaptation; Social impact assessment
Publications
https://www.uef.fi/serm
 

 

Schuurman, Nora
Ph.D. (Soc.Sc.), Adjunct Professor in Animal Geography
PhD Research Fellow
Karelian Institute, UEF
Phone: +358 50 4423 490
Email: nora.schuurman (at) uef.fi

Animal geography, Human–animal relations, Companion animals, Animal death
Publications
https://www.uef.fi/fi/web/ktl/nora_schuurman

 

Sidorenko, Olga
MSc, Project researcher
Department of Geographical and Historical studies
Phone: +358 45 166 41 33
Email: olga.sidorenko (at) uef.fi

Mining industry and social sustainability, Social Impact Assessment, development studies
http://www.uef.fi/fi/web/serm/impact
 

 

Sihvonen, Jukka
FL, project researcher/university teacher
Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, UEF
Phone: +358 50 464 25 31
Email: jukka.sihvonen (at) uef.fi

Community and regional planning, local governance, social impact assessment, social scientific mining research,  rural research
Publications
https://www.uef.fi/web/serm
http://www.uef.fi/web/soviko

 

 

Siiskonen, Harri
Dr. (Phil.), Academic Rector, Professor of history, UEF
Faculty of Social Sciences and Business, UEF
Phone: +358 294 45 8018
Email: harri.siiskonen (at) uef.fi

History of Namibia; History of Africa, Environmental history
Publications
 

 

 

 

Sireni, Maarit
Dr., Senior Researcher
Karelian Institute, UEF
Phone: +358 294 455 283
Mobile: +358 40 8290 358
Email: maarit.sireni (at) uef.fi

Rural Geography; Feminist Geography; Rural policy and climate change; Gender and environmental sustainability
Publications
http://www.uef.fi/ktl
 

Soininen, Niko
Senior lecturer, LL.D.
Environmental law and Jurisprudence
UEF Law School
Email: niko.soininen (at) uef.fi
Twitter: Niko_Soininen

Water law, marine environmental law, adaptive law, resilience, legal interpretation & argumentation
Publications
Academia: http://uef.academia.edu/NikoSoininen

 

Talponen, Jarno
PhD, Senior Researcher
Department of Physics and Mathematics (UEF)
Email: jarno.talponen (at) uef.fi

Applied Mathematics, Quantitative Finance, Capacity Markets
Publications
Researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jarno_Talponen
 

Talus, Kim
Professor of European Energy Law
UEF Law School
Phone: + 358 50 442 3315
Email: kim.talus (at) uef.fi

Energy law and policy, EU energy law, international energy law
Publications
 

Tuomela, Jukka
PhD, Professor
Department of Physics and Mathematics (UEF)
Phone: +358294453289
Email: jukka.tuomela (at) uef.fi

Applied Mathematics, Capacity Markets
Publications

 

Turunen, Minna
MSc, Graduate Student
Department of Physics and Mathematics, UEF
Email: minna.turunen (at) iki.fi

Applied mathematics, quantitative finance, green electricity capacity market

 

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Vainikka, Anssi
Professor in evolutionary aquatic biology
Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, UEF
Phone: +358-500-443290
Email: anssi.vainikka (at) uef.fi

Ecological and evolutionary impacts of fishing, ecological genetics, aquatic ecology, population modelling, fisheries management, recreational fisheries
Publications

 

van Asselt, Harro
Professor of Climate Law and Policy
UEF Law School, Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law
Email: harro.vanasselt (at) uef.fi

Climate change law and policy; international legal theory; trade and environment
Publications
http://www.uef.fi/web/cceel/harro-van-asselt

 


 

Vikman, Noora
Dr., Researcher
University of Eastern Finland
Phone: +358 50 529 6406
Mobile: +358 50 463 1103
Email: noora.vikman (at) uef.fi

Acoustic environments, Soundscapes, environmental culture, cultural studies, tranquility and quietness /silence as resources in Northern Carelia livelihoods , travel services as livelihood
Publications
http://socsproject.blogspot.com/
 

 

Zyadin, Anas
Dr, Researcher
School of Forest Sciences, UEF
Mobile: +358 44 300 3228
Email: anasz (at) uef.fi

Forest Sciences; Renewable Energy; Environmental Education