Global environment

Anja Nygren´s research: "New forms of environmental governance: Managing the risks and vulnerabilities related to climate change in Southern cities." Research is funded by the Academy of Finland, Helsinki University and Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco (UJAT), México. (Faculty of Social Sciences)

Jussi Pakkasvirta´s research: "Policies and Practices of Tourism Industry – A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Study on Central America" (POLITOUR). Research is funded by The Academy of Finland and it lasts until year 2014. See the POLITOUR poster. (Faculty of Social Sciences)

Jussi Pakkasvirta´s research: "Risks and Vulnaribity Network: Social Straregies of Prevention and Adaptation" (RedRiesgoResiliencia). Research is funded by EU and FONCICYT (Mexico). Read more about RedRiesgoResiliencia. (Faculty of Social Sciences)

Environmental Research Unit (ECRU), headed by Atte Korhola central research theme is the development and application of empirical, computational and modeling tools to detect global environmental changes and to analyse their ecological and societal impacts. ECRU is particularly interested in longer-term climatic changes and works mostly on arctic environments. Read more about ECRU. (Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences)

Division of Atmospheric Sciences, leaded by Markku Kulmala is known for it´s research concerning effects of atmospheric aerosols on the climate and human health, the microphysics of clouds and the connections between the biosphere, aerosols, clouds and the climate. Read more about FCoE. (Faculty of Science)

Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, headed by Marja-Liisa Riekkola environmental research concentrates on "green chemistry" as a result of pollution and tightening environmental legislation. The laboratory is also developing better and more efficient techniques and methods for environmental analysis, to solve a variety of environmental problems and to shed light on research areas where these are needed. Read more about the research of analytical chemistry. Marja-Liisa Riekkola has also research project together with Janne Hukkinen related to Baltic Sea. (Faculty of Science)

Department of Geosciences and Geography and its research field: "processes of evolution and biodiversity" concerns especially mammal faunas and vegetation of the past , separately as well as in interaction with each other and with the changing climate. Read more form department´s research site (Faculty of Science)

The Metapopulation Research Group (MRG), headed by Ilkka Hanski, conducts research on the biology of species inhabiting fragmented landscapes. Research combines ecological, molecular, computational, and theoretical approaches in the same projects. Read more about MRG.

Department of Geosciences and Geography and its research field: "environment and climate" is focused on global changes caused by natural factors as well as consequence of human actions (climate change for instance). Time scale is from past history to future. Read more from department´s research site. (Faculty of Science)

The Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI) carries out research on forests and related natural resources in tropical and developing countries. (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry)

Panu Pihkala´s doctoral thesis: "Joseph Sitter and Ecumenical Ecotheology." Research is funded by the Evangelical Lutheran Church Research Centre of Finland and cooperation partner is European Forum for the Study of Religion and Ecology for instance. (Faculty of Theology)