TARU PELTOLA

Associate Professor

Social sustainability


I am an environmental social scientist specialising on environmental policy. My current research topics include wolves and other wildlife, food and waste. My research focuses on novel interactive approaches in environmental policy and sustainability transformations. I experiment with collaborative methods in contentious environmental issues and assess the potential of citizen science and other forms of civic science in strengthening public engagement in evidence-informed decision making. My research interests include the role of emotions in environmental governance, human-wildlife cohabitation and materialisms of life. In addition to environmental policy studies I am inspired by science and technology studies and science-art collaboration.

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Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Department of Geographical and Historical Studies

Email

taru.peltola@uef.fi

Phone

+358 50 569 8147

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