PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
MSc, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1984
Socio-cognitive aspects of sustainability, uncertainty and adaptation to disruptions. Recent empirical work on strategic environmental crisis management in urban areas.
Professor of environmental policy, University of Helsinki, joint position with Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry *** Editorial Board Member, Ecological Economics (Elsevier); International Journal of Learning and Change (Inderscience) *** Consulting Editor, Global Challenges (Wiley) *** Expert Counsellor on the Environment, Supreme Administrative Court of Finland *** Member of Board of Trustees, WWF Finland
Sustainability Networks: Cognitive Tools for Expert Collaboration in Social-Ecological Systems (Routledge, London, 2008) *** Institutions in Environmental Management: Constructing Mental Models and Sustainability (Routledge, London, 1999) *** Promoting Interdisciplinary Research: The Case of the Academy of Finland (Academy of Finland, Helsinki, 2005) *** Reindeer Management in Northernmost Europe: Linking Practical and Scientific Knowledge in Social-Ecological Systems (Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2006) *** Over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles or book chapters
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Co-Author of Science Book of the Year 2020 (Vuoden tiedekirja) awarded by The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, Tieteen vapaus ja tutkijan sananvapaus *** Finnish Foundations’ Professor Pool sabbatical year research fellowship, 2014 *** Member of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, since 2012 *** Co-Author of book winning the Finnish State Award for Public Information 2012 (Valtion tiedonjulkistamispalkinto), Ihminen ja ympäristö *** Academy of Finland senior fellow and visiting scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006 *** World Futures Studies Federation XIII World Conference Editorial Committee’s Special Mention, 1993 *** Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1990-1991 *** American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Environmental Science and Engineering fellow, Washington DC, 1990 *** Harold D. Lasswell award for the best article in Policy Sciences, 1990
Professor of environmental protection (esp. environmental strategies and technology assessment), Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1999-2008 *** Director and professor of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 1996-1999 *** Associate professor of environmental management, Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, 1993-1996 *** Member of the Council of the University of the Arctic, 1998-2001