• Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Reasearch Programme (OEB)

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3385-972X. University Lecturer in Physiological Plant Ecology, Principal Investigator, Sensory and Physiological Ecology of Plants Research group (University of Helsinki), Docent in Plant Physiological Ecology (University of Eastern Finland), Information Officer (UV4Plants International Scientific Association), Editor-in-Chief (UV4Plants Bulletin). Ingeniero Agrónomo, especialidad Fitotecnia (Universidad de Buenos Aires), MSc en Producción Vegetal (Universidad de Buenos Aires), PhD in Science (University of Edinburgh). Teaching: Sensory and physiological ecology of plants, Ecosystems ecology, Statistics and design of experiments, Plant Photobiology.


Sensory and physiological ecology of plants. Bridge the gap between laboratory-based research and field applications.

Taiwo Temitope Bamgboye

Doctoral Researcher

  • Institution University of Oulu
  • Department/faculty Water Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit

My name is Bamgboye Taiwo Temitope. I am a doctoral researcher at the Water Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit of the University of Oulu, Finland. My research interests include climate change, urban water, energy and food nexus planning, integrated water resource management; policy analysis in developing countries; and interactions with other SDGs to create a more sustainable future and a balanced ecosystem

Jani Heino

Senior Research Scientist

  • Institution Finnish Environment Institute
  • Department/faculty Freshwater Centre

I am an ecologist-biogeographer interested in biodiversity of all kinds of organisms inhabiting the Earth. My research focuses on both aquatic and terrestrial systems, ranging from topics like rarity through taxon, functional and phylogenetic biodiversity patterns to ecosystem functions. I am currently working as Senior Research Scientist at the Finnish Environment Institute's Freshwater Centre.

Joni Karjalainen

Project researcher

  • Institution University of Turku
  • Department/faculty Finland Futures Research Centre

Applying foresight methods and tools in a range of topics, in particular to anticipate the energy transition in the Global South. Research interests: anticipatory governance, innovation ecosystems, off-grid solar photovoltaics, pioneer analysis, science-communication, startups. Co-author of "Electrification in Peer-to-Peer Society - a New Narrative for Sustainable Futures" (2019) and "La Electrificación en la Sociedad Entre Pares – Una Nueva Narrativa para Futuros Sostenibles" (2020).


Neo-Carbon Enabling Neo-Growth Society – Transformative Energy Futures 2050

Miska Luoto


  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Department of Geosciences and Geography

Professor of physical geography at the University of Helsinki. Expert in climate change impact modeling, ecosystem change and Arctic environments.

Shahid Mallick

Doctoral Research, Environmental Policy

  • Institution Eastern Finland University
  • Department/faculty Dept. of Geographical and Historical Studies

I have been working in the field of education development and research for a reasonable period of time. gradually I become fascinated in the field of environment, society, and culture. My masters’ thesis at Future Generations University, USA was on water pollution and social change and I have explored the interrelationship of human behaviors and water pollution. I, also involved with some other projects related to water and climate change mentionable are 'Water, Food Security, and Climate Change: Local Knowledge Global Implications,' Bangladesh Sustainable Development Learning project: Saving river Bangshi through community participation and student engagement. Founding member of a community development organization name TREE-Training Research Education for Empowerment My involvement with the research and development projects related to water and climate change guide me to develop PhD research on ‘Culture, climate change, and water conservation: ‘water ecosystems and culture base adaptation practices in Bangladesh

Anna Repo

Research Scientist (post doc)

  • Institution Natural Resource Institute Finland

The overarching aim of my research is to develop new, sustainable forest management practices and policies that can pave the way for energy transition, climate change mitigation and adaptation, without compromising ecosystem services or the implementation of biodiversity targets. I have expertise in dynamic forest carbon cycle modeling, systems analysis, climate impact assessment, ecosystem service and biodiversity modeling as well as in policies related to climate change mitigation and the sustainability of bioenergy.

Nikodemus Solitander

Project Coordinator

  • Institution Hanken School of Economics
  • Department/faculty Center for Corporate Responsibilities

EduCase is a global pilot funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education EDUCase, and coordinated by Aalto University. EduCase aims at developing an innovative and educational case based institutional collaboration between Finnish Higher Institutions and Institutions/HEIs in potential partner countries in Africa. The major objectives of the EDUCase project include assisting in the provision of education relevant with sustainable development challenges, strengthening networks between partner countries’ HEIs and local innovation ecosystems, enhancing practical collaboration and deepening research networks and global competence of Finnish HEIs, advancing furthers innovations and the reaching of education development targets of HEIs in partner countries, advancing common innovation ecosystem between Finland and partner countries. Hanken/CCR's part of the project aims to device innovative educational collaborations with HEIs as well as with governmental and nongovernmental institutions that work on innovation in potential partner countries in Africa.

Sini Suomalainen

Communications manager

  • Institution Aalto University

Liisa Varumo

Researcher / PhD Candidate

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland / SYKE

My research focuses on market-based conservation instruments, mainly biodiversity offsetting and their role in sustainability transformations. I study the diverse socio-ecological contexts in which these instruments are implemented and how the contexts influence their acceptance and uptake, both in the Global North and South. Currently my interest in is biodiversity offsetting in Colombia and Finland, which are the cases of my PhD research. I have also studied the science-policy-society interfaces related to European biodiversity policy and innovations related to forest ecosystem services.