Social Scientific Biosociety Research Network (SOBIO)

Research group

Social Scientific Biosociety Research Network (SOBIO) is a social science focused, cross-sectoral and collaborative network to approach sustainable circular bioeconomy/society solutions.

Twitter @sobiouef

As a multidisciplinary research network SOBIO brings together researchers from several disciplines: environmental policy, human geography, forest sciences, social sciesces and business studies.
SOBIO constitutes one of the research networks of UEF Bioeconomy Research Networks and it is a vital part of the LYY network: The Institute for Natural Resources, Environment and Society (LYY).

Research group description

SOBIO network coordinator:

PhD scholar Kaisa Vainio (School of Forest Sciences; human relalationships with nature, multispecies communities, local perspectives, land-use planning)

SOBIO Scientific Board:

Professor Irmeli Mustalahti (environmental policy; responsive natural resources governance; participation)

Professor Jarmo Kortelainen (human geography; local and regional development; renewable energy governance)

Professor Teppo Hujala (School of Forest Sciences; forest bioeconomy foresight; family forest owners’ decision-making; co-design of new businesses)

Senior researcher Henna Konu (Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies; tourism research and development projects, well-being and nature-based tourism)

Researcher Hilkka Heinonen (Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Law School)

Assistant Professor Moritz Albrecht (bioeconomy assemblages, policy translation, relational environmental governance)

Research Scientist Markus Lier (Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE; Monitoring and assessment of bioeconomy and sustainable forest management)

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