DENVI 2nd annual meeting

Interactions between human and environment

6 – 7th February 2017

DENVI’s 2nd annual meeting will take place at auditorium Pieni Juhlasali (Fabianinkatu 33 4th floor) in the City Centre Campus in 6-7th February 2016. How to get there?

The annual DENVI meeting gathers together all DENVI students and supervisors and gives students the opportunity to present their work, get feedback for the talk and meet internationally renowned keynote speakers in DENVI’s fields of science. The meeting is multidisciplinary so all DENVI students regardless of their field are encouraged to participate and present their work.

This year’s theme for the annual meeting is “Interactions between human and environment” which covers all disciplines from social sciences to biological and environmental sciences. The program includes poster presentation, oral presentation, and workshop. Workshop is only for PhD students. Master degree students can also participate both in the oral and poster presentation. In addition, there will also be fun competitions in teams.

The keynote speakers will select the best student talk which will be awarded with a 500 € prize. The prize can be used to participate in an international conference in 2017 or 2018. There will be awards for the two best poster presentations as well!

Registration for the event is now closed.

Keynote speakers

Sara Tjossem

Sara Tjossem is a Senior Lecturer in the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York City, USA.

She works on the interplay of science and society in the 20th century through the development of scientific institutions and environmental movements.

Her training in the natural sciences and the history of science informs her research and teaching on environmental policy and politics.

Her most recent book, Fostering Marine Science and Internationalism: The Journey with PICES, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (Springer, 2017), describes the development and growth of a premier intergovernmental science organization.

She looks forward to renewing her ties to Finland, having spent a year at the University of Helsinki on a Fulbright-Hays fellowship in 1984.

Sonja Salovius-Laurénsonja-s-l-2017

Sonja Salovius-Laurén is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biosciences, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland.

The Finnish Inventory Programme for the Underwater Marine Environment (VELMU) aims at mapping the marine areas around Finland to support management and nature protection.

The work includes large efforts of geological and biological field inventories, handling of data sets, GIS, statistics, spatial modelling and research at several levels. The communication and outreach to stakeholders and to the general public are of central importance. The work is done as a large cooperation between different research institutions and authorities in Finland.

Her primary interests, being a marine biologist,  are in biodiversity and functions in coastal shallow productive areas and how anthropogenic activities affect these important habitats. Environmental conditions set the limits for the water vegetation, being the base in the food chain, and mechanisms driving the interactions between vegetation and fauna are of special interest.


Workshop for PhD students

Postdoctoral Researcher Kimmo Svinhufvud from Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki will give a workshop for PhD students. In addition of his academic career he is also an author of books Gradutakuu ja Tohtoritakuu which give advice on writing your thesis and articles.


We are recruiting volunteers to help out with organising the meeting. Contact Mari Joensuu mari.joensuu(a)helsinki.fi

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