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Welcome to my research site!

This website has been under constant evolution over the years, having changed its name along with my renewed research interests. It is now about global change biogeography, as most of my research now focuses on the causes and consequences of biological and environmental change at different spatial (from sites to continents) and temporal (from seasons to millennia) scales. I perceive environmental change mostly through the variation in biological diversity in aquatic and terrestrial systems, which has a lot to do with my life-long interest in animals and plants. Recently, I have become increasingly more and more interested in a more comprehensive framework incorporating both biotic and abiotic features of nature. Moreover, as almost all areas across the world are affected by anthropogenic impacts, I am also currently devising a refined framework that incorporates biotic, abiotic and societal features of drainage basins. At this level, various phenomena are acting simultaneously and should be considered in monitoring, management, restoration and conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services. All of these fields can be combined under integrated landscape ecology and region research.

During my spare time, I spend most of my time in nature observing plants and animals in their habitats. I am also interested in Earth history, and how historical changes are associated with the development of civilizations and livelihoods of people seen in the past and present.

While living in northern Finland and working at the Geography Research Unit of the University of Oulu, I collaborate extensively with researchers from across the world. I have also advised a number of post-doctoral, doctoral and masters students as well as visiting researchers from various countries. My current emphasis is on devising new means of delivering knowledge of environmental change and sustainable solutions to people.

Blog: some posts are in English, but those specifically focusing on Finland or local issues were written in Finnish. Sometimes it was hard to decide potential audience for a given post.


Note: I am no longer using any external social media platforms and can only be contacted via email. See below for my working email addresses.    *   *


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