The Annual Meeting of Finnish Geographers 2018 gathers together geographers (and geography-minded) from all universities in Finland and some international guests.
Prof. Rhys Jones from the University of Aberystwyth, Wales, UK:
- "My work lies at the intersection between political, historical and cultural geography and focuses in particular on the various geographies of the state and its related group identities. I have addressed the geographies of the state in a variety of contexts, ranging from the various organisational, territorial and cultural changes associated with the state-making process in medieval Wales to the more contemporary processes of territorial and functional restructuring affecting the UK state."
Prof. Jan Hjort, University of Oulu, Finland:
- "I’m a Professor of Physical Geography broadly interested in Arctic, boreal and alpine environments. My research interests include geodiversity, permafrost and periglacial processes, biodiversity, physical geography of urban environments as well as spatial patterns of ecosystem services. Methodologically, the main approach is geospatial data-based statistical analysis. I have participated in 14 multidisciplinary projects (PI/Finnish PI in 9 projects). Examples of current research activities include: director of the INFRAHAZARD (Geomorphic sensitivity of the Arctic region: geohazards and infrastructure) research consortium and principal investigator of the GEOBIO (The potential of geodiversity information in biodiversity assessments) project. Moreover, I’m the national correspondent for Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost and national representative for International Permafrost Association."
Here you can take a peek who are attending the meeting this year as speaker: