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Curriculum vitae

Delivering the Finnish inventory of demonstration farms for Horizon2020 project Plaid Peer and working in the Horizon2020 project HNV-Link for innovation in high nature value farmland.

Research focuses mainly on human aspects of sustainable agricultural production, with current and prior work on agroecology and environmental topics including: high nature value farming, innovation for farmland nature management, agri-environmental policy, results-based payments, heritage landscapes (traditional rural biotopes), local foods, ecosystem services.

Doctoral dissertation completed in 2017. Teaching experience includes HENVI course in food loss and food waste, bachelor-level courses in restoration and management of cultural landscapes. Other experience includes Millennium Ecosystem Assessment follow-up programme and other activities at United Nations Environment Programme in Kenya and organic/biodynamic farming and field research. Proposed and developed a UNEP-endorsed ecosystem services assessment for a region in southern Finland.

Fields of Science

  • 119 Other natural sciences
  • agroecology, high nature value farmland, farmer interviews, ecosystem services, cultural landscapes

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

Publications 2011 2018

Could Results-Based Payments Help Finland’s Most Endangered Farmlands?

Birge, T. L., 13 Mar 2018

Research output: Other contributionResearch

Open Access

Results-based agri-environment payments: supporting farmers supporting nature

Herzon, I., Birge, T. L., Allen, B., Povellato, A., Vanni, F. & Hart, K., 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstractResearchpeer-review

Time to look for evidence: Results-based approach to biodiversity conservation on farmland in Europe

Herzon, I., Birge, T., Allen, B., Povellato, A., Vanni, F., Hart, K., Radley, G., Tucker, G., Keenleyside, C., Oppermann, R., Underwood, E., Poux, X., Beaufoy, G. & Prazan, J., Feb 2018, In : Land Use Policy. 71, p. 347-354 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Probing the grounds: Developing a payment-by-results agri-environment scheme in Finland

Birge, T., Toivonen, M., Kaljonen, M. & Herzon, I., 2017, In : Land Use Policy. 61, p. 302–315 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2017 2018

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Birge, T.


Project: Research project

Activities 2013 2018

  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 2 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 1 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Public Talks

Ecology and Society (Journal)

Traci Birge (Reviewer)
28 Jan 2018

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

Farmer perceptions of ‘results’ and “good-farmer” in the context of a proposed payment-for-results agri-environment scheme

Traci Birge (Speaker), Irina Herzon (Speaker)
8 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Land Use Policy (Journal)

Traci Birge (Reviewer)
2017 → …

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

Results-based agri-environment payments: Supporting farmers producing biodiversity outcomes

Traci Birge (Speaker), Irina Herzon (Speaker)
12 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

21st YHYS Colloquium

Iryna Herzon (Attendee), Traci Birge (Attendee), Minna Kaljonen (Attendee)
19 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks