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  • Finland

  • PL 54 (Unioninkatu 37)



  • PL 54 (Unioninkatu 37), 1104



  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki


1983 …2020

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Curriculum vitae


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
MSc, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1984


Socio-cognitive aspects of sustainability assessment and strategy, with empirical applications in participation and expertise in environmental and technology policies relating to energy, forest, water and the Arctic


Professor of environmental policy, University of Helsinki, joint position with Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry *** Editor, Ecological Economics (Elsevier) *** Consulting Editor, Global Challenges (Wiley) *** Associate Editor, Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences (Taylor & Francis) *** Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Learning and Change (Inderscience) *** Expert Counsellor on the Environment, Supreme Administrative Court of Finland *** Chair of Advisory Board, Finnish Environment Institute *** Member of Panel of Experts, Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development *** Member of Board of Trustees, WWF Finland


Sustainability Networks: Cognitive Tools for Expert Collaboration in Social-Ecological Systems (Routledge, London, 2008) *** Institutions in Environmental Management: Constructing Mental Models and Sustainability (Routledge, London, 1999) *** Promoting Interdisciplinary Research: The Case of the Academy of Finland (Academy of Finland, Helsinki, 2005) *** Reindeer Management in Northernmost Europe: Linking Practical and Scientific Knowledge in Social-Ecological Systems (Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2006) *** Over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles or book chapters


Finnish Foundations’ Professor Pool sabbatical year research fellowship, 2014 *** Member of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, since 2012 *** Academy of Finland senior fellow and visiting scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006 *** World Futures Studies Federation XIII World Conference Editorial Committee's Special Mention, 1993 *** Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1990-1991 *** American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Environmental Science and Engineering fellow, Washington DC, 1990 *** Harold D. Lasswell award for the best article in Policy Sciences, 1990


Professor of environmental protection (esp. environmental strategies and technology assessment), Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1999-2008 *** Director and professor of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 1996-1999 *** Associate professor of environmental management, Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, 1993-1996 *** Member of the Council of the University of the Arctic, 1998-2001

External positions

Expert Counsellor on the Environment for the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland

1 Aug 2000 → …

Fields of Science

  • 519 Social and economic geography
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Governance
  • Sustainability science
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Futures Studies
  • Arctic studies
  • Environmental social science
  • Science Policy
  • Science Communication
  • Sustainability transition
  • 6162 Cognitive science
  • Cognitive Linguistics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Environmental Psychology
  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Forest Governance
  • industrial ecology

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


Knowing when knowledge performs its power in ecological economics

Hukkinen, J., 2020, In : Ecological Economics. 169, p. 106565

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Politiikkasuositus: Pandemian jälkihoidon tulee olla kestävän kehityksen mukaista

Hukkinen, J., 6 Apr 2020

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

When mitigation is adaptation

Hukkinen, J., 19 Mar 2020, In :

Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesProfessional

Open Access

Changing forest stakeholders' perception of ecosystem services with linguistic nudging

Isoaho, K., Burgas, D., Janasik, N., Mönkkönen, M., Peura, M. & Hukkinen, J., Dec 2019, In : Ecosystem Services. 40, 8 p., 101028.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access



Analyzing path-dependent decision-making in wicked socio-ecological disruptions

Janne Hukkinen (Speaker)
20 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Tiina ja Antti Herlinin säätiön strategiatyöpaja

Janne Hukkinen (Attendee)
6 Mar 2020

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

Jale Tosun

Janne Hukkinen (Host)
19 Feb 202023 Feb 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Brian Fath

Janne Hukkinen (Host)
15 Jan 202019 Jan 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH