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Curriculum vitae

My 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, results-based payments for biodiversity and ecosytem services, agri-environmental policy, heritage landscapes (traditional rural biotopes), innovation for farmland nature management,local foods, ecosystem services.

I completed my doctoral dissertation in 2017. Post-doctoral activities include: Report series on results-based payments (2020 National Trust, UK); Grasslands, biodiversity and business report (2019 Latvian Fund for Nature), Horizon 2020 project HNV-Link (2018); Finnish inventory of demonstration farms for (2017 Horizon2020 project Plaid Peer to Peer project. I am vice-chair of Cultural Landscapes Association, Finland and represent the organistion in PerinneELO Finnish Expert Group of Semi-natural Grasslands.

My teaching experience includes supervision of final projects at bachelor and master's levels, HENVI course in food loss and food waste, and 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, approximately five years organic/biodynamic farming including as a herd manager, and farm-based field research.

External positions

Deputy member, Perinnebiotooppien päivitysinventointien ohjaus- ja arviointityöryhmä (Advisory and Steering Working Group for the National Cultural landscapes Inventory 2019-2021)

Member representing Cultural Landscapes Association, Finland, Perinnebiotooppien hoidon asiantuntijaryhmä PerinneELO

Vice Chair, Perinnemaisemayhdistys (Cultural Landscapes Association, Finland)

Fields of Science

  • 119 Other natural sciences
  • agroecology
  • cultural landscapes
  • high nature value farmland
  • agri-environment
  • farmer-oriented research

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.
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