Early Stage Researcher
PhD. student in the Department of Forest Sciences
MA in Cultural Anthropology
Coordinator of the SOBIO network at UEF on social scientific bioeconomy focused research.
Coordinator of the human-forest relations..
I'm doing my PhD study in the Trees near us-project, which studies the relations between humans and trees. I examine the personal affection humans have for individual trees and cultural relationship with trees. In my study I cover tree-relationships from several angles, such as nature-connectivity, ownership, memories, sensoral experiences, care, connections to previous generations, spirituality and Finnish forest-relationship.
- Cultural studies of environment
- Sosiocultural bioeconomy research
- Arctic Studies
- Cross-Border cooperation and cultural exchange (Finland-Russia)
Faculty of Science and Forestry, School of Forest Sciences
+358 50 478 0465
Research groups and research projects
Trees Near Us, a study on the relations between humans and trees, which is a transdisciplinary research that combines approaches of science, humanities and arts. Project is run in Finland and Holland in 209-2023. The project is Funded by Kone Foundation from the thematic grant call: Our vital neighbours.
RESEARCH GROUPS - UEF
Trees Near Us
Peatland and Soil Ecology Research Group
Social Scientific Biosociety Research Network (SOBIO)
Network of Researchers in Human-Environment Research
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