Doctoral Programme in Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences

  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki


Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The central themes of DENVI are environmental change and sustainable development as well as climate change, land use, and the Baltic Sea and its cathment area. The programme gathers together the essential fields of natural and social sciences, law and humanities that are needed to study the complexity of environmental change and pathways to sustainable development.  DENVI aims to study environmental change from biological processes to environmental governance – seeking solutions for a more sustainable future. DENVI considers environment broadly from natural habitats to built environments.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2015 2023

ICAAP: Increasing Carbon Accumulation in Arctic Peatlands

Gallego-Sala, A., Charman, D., Anderson, K., Amesbury, M., Crichton, M., Garneau, M., Fortier, D., Väliranta, M., Koroleva, N., Beilman, D., Swidles, G., Brovkin, V., Kleinen, T. & Joos, F.


Project: Research project

Guangdong Province special funds of science and technology development

Romantschuk, M., Sun, Y., Cai, Z. & Sun, S.


Project: Research project

Publications 2008 2019


Helenius, J. P., Francis, C. A. & Wezel, A., Feb 2019, Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Environmental Science. Oxford University Press, 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Agroekologisilla symbiooseilla energiaomavaraiseen ja ravinteet kierrättävään ruokasektoriin?

Helenius, J., Jun 2019, In : Ruralia. 2019, 1, p. 8-9 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesProfessional

Open Access

Are drivers of microbial diatom distributions context dependent in human impacted and pristine environments?

Pajunen, V., Jyrkänkallio-Mikkola, J., Luoto, M. & Soininen, J., 4 May 2019, In : Ecological Applications. 0, ja, p. e01917

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Benefits and challenges of serious gaming – the case of “The Maladaptation Game”

Asplund, T., Neset, T. S., Käyhkö, S. J., Wiréhn, L. & Juhola, S. K., 26 Mar 2019, In : Open Agriculture. 4, 1, p. 107-117 10 p.,

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2010 2020

International Congress for Underwater Archaeology

Veronica Walker Vadillo (Scientific Committee Member), Kristin Ilves (Scientific Committee Member), Minna Koivikko (Scientific Committee Vice Chair), Kalle Heikki Samuli Virtanen (Chair of organizing committee), Riikka Minerva Alvik (Scientific Committee Member), Emilia Mataix Ferrándiz (Scientific Committee Member)
2 Jun 20205 Jun 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Peatlands under pressure - lessons from the past

Minna Väliranta (Speaker)
8 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Pre-examination of PhD thesis of Petri Kiuru, University of Jyväskylä

Tom Jilbert (Pre-examiner)
25 Apr 2019

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

Visitor at Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Maria Ojanen (Participant)
8 Apr 20194 Dec 2019

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

Collaboration visit to Utrecht University, Netherlands

Tom Jilbert (Participant)
30 Jan 20191 Feb 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther


Academy of Finland Awards for Social Impact

Mari Pihlatie (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

CORE CIRCULAR CHALLENGE - Kiertotalouden ideakilpailun voitto

Mia Puttonen (Recipient), 22 Nov 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

EIT Climate KIC Nordic Ideation Award - Community Award

Mia Puttonen (Recipient), 31 Jan 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Erityismaininta: ansiokas gradu

Mia Puttonen (Recipient), 28 Nov 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Article for the Conversation

Enrico Di Minin & Christoph Fink


1 media contribution

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Hållbart skogsbruk

Kristina Lindström


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview with BBC

Enrico Di Minin


1 item of media coverage

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television interview

Olli Tahvonen


1 media contribution

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Olli Tahvonen


1 media contribution

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