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  • PL 64 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2)

    00014

    Finland

20102019
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Profile

My backgroud is very multidisciplinary, I currently work as a postdoctoral researcher in Development studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. I am also a visiting researcher at the Digital Geography Lab, Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki. I defended my doctoral dissertation at the Department of Biosciences in spring 2016, looking at setting priorities for conservation through an inspection of protected area effectiveness, management and quality of governance. I have been involved in many multidisciplinary research projects, and can work with a variety of methods, ranging from working with local communties to developing and testing novel approaches for analysing satellite based land-use data.

Research

I am broadly interested in questions related to evaluating the effectiveness of conservation actions and the factors affecting this, especially governance and funding. For the moment 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.

Teaching

I have a keen interest in teaching and developing my own teaching skills. I am lecturing at introductory courses in ecology, and I have also been involved in the development and implementation of master level courses in conservation biology at the Department of Biosciences. In addition to this, I have given guest lectures of my field and topic for other departments and institutions.

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.

Publications 2010 2019

Managers’ perceptions of protected area outcomes in Madagascar highlight the need for species monitoring and knowledge transfer

Pyhälä, A., Eklund, J., McBride, M. F., Rakotoarijaona, M. A. & Cabeza, M., Feb 2019, In : Conservation Science and Practice. 1, 2, 9 p., e6.

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Navigating spaces for implementing raptor research and conservation under varying levels of violence and governance in the Global South

Santangeli, A., Girardello, M., Buechley, E., Eklund, J. & Phipps, L., 2019, In : Biological Conservation.

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Plan S and academic publishing empires: response to Burgman et al. 2018

Lehtomaki, J., Eklund, J. & Toivonen, T., Oct 2019, In : Conservation Biology. 33, 5, p. 1200-1202 3 p.

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Academic publishing empires need to go

Lehtomäki, J. A., Eklund, J. F. & Toivonen, T. K., 12 Dec 2018, In : PeerJ Preprints.

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Activities 2009 2019

Parks : The International journal of protected areas and conservation (Journal)

Johanna Eklund (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

29th International Congress For Conservation Biology

Johanna Eklund (Speaker: Opponent/discussant)
21 Jul 2019

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

University of Cambridge

Johanna Eklund (Visiting researcher)
14 Apr 201918 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Biological Conservation (Journal)

Johanna Eklund (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

29th International Congress For Conservation Biology

Johanna Eklund (Speaker: Presenter)
2019

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