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Research interests

I am an interdisciplinary sustainability scientist with research interests in sense of place; the social valuation of ecosystem services; and the conservation of biodiversity. I lead the Human-Nature Transformations Research Group

Curriculum vitae


I am a Professor of Sustainability Science (Sustainability Transformations and Ecosystem Services) at the Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS). I am jointly based at the Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme in the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and the Department of Economics and Management in the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.


Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, University of South Australia

1 Jan 200920 Sep 2011

Award Date: 20 Mar 2012

BAppSc (Honours), University of South Australia

1 Mar 20021 Nov 2005

Award Date: 20 Dec 2005

External positions

Guest Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Landcape Architecture, Planning and Management

1 Jan 201931 Dec 2021

Fields of Science

  • 519 Social and economic geography
  • sense of place
  • social values
  • pro-environmental behaviour
  • 1172 Environmental sciences
  • nature-based solutions
  • ecosystem services
  • sustainability transformations

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.