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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Digital Geography Lab, Helsinki Institute for Sustainability Science, University of Helsinki. I am broadly interested in questions related to evaluating the effectiveness of conservation actions. Currently I work on projects attempting to disentangle the many links between funding, governance and ecological outcomes of protected areas. I am also interested in developing new tools and methods for the evaluation of protected area effectiveness.

My background is very interdisciplinary. I did my PhD with the Global Change and Conservation Lab at the Metapopulation Research Centre, University of Helsinki, and has since worked both at Development Studies and as a postdoctoral fellow at HELSUS (University of Helsinki). I have experience of working with both protected area managers and local communities on the ground (Tanzania, Madagascar) and with a diverse set of methods (both quantitative and qualitative).

Fields of Science

  • 1171 Geosciences
  • Land use change
  • Accessibility
  • Spatial conservation prioritizations
  • GIS
  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • Conservation biology
  • Protected areas
  • Impact evaluation
  • Management of Protected areas
  • 4112 Forestry
  • Deforestation
  • Environmental Governance
  • Forest policies

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.