DENVI Annual Meeting 2018

The 3rd DENVI Annual Meeting was held on Monday 28th May 2018, Kumpula Campus. Thanks everyone for participating!

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.

Best presentation awards

The best talk and poster prizes at the 3rd DENVI Annual Meeting were awarded by DENVI director Juha Mikola. In addition to Juha, Karen Sims-Huopaniemi, Olle Järv and Johan Kotze took part in evaluating the talks and posters.

Best poster

  • Alexandra Jurgilevich: Dynamics of climate change vulnerability and exposure in urban areas

Best talk

  • Aina Brias: Does Education make a difference in Biodiversity Conservation? Systematic review of case studies of Education Programs implemented in Protected Areas

runners up

  • Kelsey LaMere: Determining the Effects of Climate Change on Baltic Salmon: Insights from Participatory Modelling
  • Vuokko Heikinheimo: Understanding the use of urban green areas via location-based social media
  • Joel Jalkanen: Locating Large Ecological Networks for Regional Land-use Planning with Spatial Conservation Prioritization


Book of Abstracts

Abstract book for the 3rd DENVI Annual Meeting is now available online featuring the abstracts of 19 oral presentations and 5 poster presentations.

Abstract Book_DENVI_2018


Tiit Tammaru

Tiit Tammaru is a Professor of Urban and Population Geography and a Chair of Human Geography at the Department of Geography, University of Tartu. His main fields of research include socioeconomic and ethnic segregation, urban and neighbourhood change, migration, residential mobility, and housing. He is especially interested in understanding the interplay between income inequality, urban poverty and spatial segregation of ethnic and socioeconomic groups. He is the lead editor of the book “Socioeconomic Segregation in European Capital Cities” (Routledge, 2016, and “Estonian Human Development Report 2016/2017. Estonia at the Age of Migration” (


DENVI Annual Meeting 2018 will take place at the Kumpula Campus of University of Helsinki,

Auditorium CK112, Exactum -building. Address: Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2 B.

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Organizing team:

This year the DENVI Annual Meeting is organized by PhD students from the Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences:

Christoph Fink
Gonzalo Cortes Capano
Joel Jalkanen
Kerli Müürisepp
Maisa Nevalainen
Vuokko Heikinheimo

with the assistance of Karen Sims-Huopaniemi, Tuuli Toivonen and the support from the DENVI board!