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Jaanika Blomster is University Lecturer in Aquatic Sciences and has worked for over 10 years at the University of Helsinki teaching higher education courses in Marine Biology and Aquatic Sciences. Besides lecturing and teaching courses in laboratory and in the field, she has been involved in curriculum planning and has supervised a number of higher education students in their studies and thesis work. Currently, she is the Director of BSc Programme in Environmental Sciences. In her research she is working on algal systematics, genomics and sea-ice ecology. Jaanika is a member of the Teachers’ Academy of University at the University of Helsinki and has also carried out research on research-based teaching and on experiences of communality in a higher-education context.
Eva Heiskanen is Professor at the University of Helsinki Consumer Society Research Centre. Her research interests span a wide range of topics regarding sustainable consumption, with a special emphasis on renewable energy in the context of climate change.
Jukka Horppila is a professor in limnology in the University of Helsinki. His research covers for instance, the effects of disturbances (eutrophication, brownification, turbulence) on the functioning of lake food webs, littoral aspects, nutrient cycling and lake restoration.
Arho Toikka is a university lecturer in social and public policy, specializing in environmental policy. His research covers governance and decision-making in various socio-ecological contexts, including energy policy, forestry, and risk management.
Tarmo Virtanen is a university lecturer in Environmental Sciences. His background is in terrestrial ecology, and his view to environmental issues goes via landscape. He is studying and teaching ecosystem structure, processes and changes with both field studies, and geographical information systems and remote sensing based analyses. His main focus has been in Arctic, but he has worked also in boreal and tropical regions.