Sustainable food production can only be based on symbiotic relationships between humans and the diversity of organisms maintaining the ecosystem functioning. The objective of our team is to provide multidisciplinary understanding on such relationships on farmland and their implications for sustainable agronomy, social wellbeing, economy and policy, in Finland and beyond. Being an applied research group we aim to generate recommendations for land management, consumption and policy making. We work in close collaboration with the Future Sustainable Food Systems research group.
We have several possibilities to make a master thesis or traineeship in our projects. Since our work covers a variety of research fields and types of research methods, we encourage students from various disciplines (agricultural, environmental, social sciences, engineering) to apply. Contact a researcher in charge of a project or Iryna.email@example.com
Key results of the initiative of the European Commission Birds@farmland – including 22 new conservation schemes for farmland birds – are now available. See Conservation schemes factsheets (and other resources).