PhD dissertations, and MSc theses done in the Agroecology Research Group.

All recent scientific articles can be found in People page.


Doctoral Dissertations

Megan Resler, 2022. Entry-points for scaling urban agroecology via social infrastructure : Scaling up, out, and deep

Kari Koppelmäki 2022 Nested Circularity – Localized Food in a Globalized World

Biar Deng, 2020. Improving soil properties with Acacia seyal agroforestry and biochar : implications for sorghum production on the drylands of South Sudan

Traci Birge, 2017. The nature of farmers: farm-level decision making for farmland conservation targets

Priit Tammeorg, 2014. Softwood biochar as a soil amendment material for boreal agriculture

Riho Marja, 2013. The relationships between farmland birds, land use and landscape structure in Northern Europe (in Tartu University)

Paul Riesinger, 2010. Agronomic challenges for organic crop husbandry

Marjaana Toivonen, 2010. Enhancing biodiversity of agricultural environment through environmental fallows




"Contribution of High Nature Value farming systems to sustainable and healthy diets in Europe" - Torres-Miralles, Miriam.

"Socio-cultural perceptions of food systems from the farmyard to the city center" - Hagolani-Albov, Sophia.

"The use of pulp mill sludges from forest industry as fertilizer and soil improver in agriculture -the effect on yields, nutrient leaching, and greenhouse gas emissions" - Sari Kinnula. 

"Redesigning farming systems to reduce negative environmental impacts from food production while maintaining a sufficient food supply" - Veera Naukkarinen

Master Theses

Associated with Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Nora Berglund, 2022. Farmer perceptions towards cattle grazing in Finland

Torgny Backman, 2022. Impacts of cattle grazing on arthropod abundance and potential ecosystem services in Finland

Julia Virtanen, 2021. Farmers and biodiversity (Viljelijät ja luonnon monimuotoisuus)

Ilse Sahlberg, 2020. Contribution of wild pollinators to the rape-seed yield (Hyönteispölytyksen vaikutus rypsin satoon)

Heli Lehtinen, 2019. Harvesting herbaceous biomasses for biogas production: impacts on species richness of cultivated agricultural landscape

Riina Koivuranta, 2018. Grassroots innovation in ecological management in Finnish agricultural areas

Iida Viholainen, 2016. Values of pasture meat in direct selling – consumers’ perceptions

Riina Järvelä, 2014. Perennial nature management fields as an environment of plants and pollinator insects

Outi Kankaanpää, 2013. Digital photographs and object-based image analysis in vegetation surveys 

Associated with High Nature Value Farming Systems

Milka Keinänen, 2020. Impacts of innovations in High Nature Value farming areas : socio-economic and environmental perspectives

Elina Nurmi, 2015. Implementation of ecological recycling agriculture in organic beef production 

Saana Laanti. 2013. Farmers’ views about management of traditional forest pastures 

Ari-Matti Seppänen. 2018. Towards local balance of crop and animal farming for recycling of nutrients and for localizing food

Associated with Nutrient Recycling and Energy Use

Iiris Ryske, 2021. Towards energy self-sufficient food production by producing biogas from agricultural side streams (Kohti energiaomavaraista ruoantuotantoa maatalouden sivuvirtojen biokaasutuksella)

Kai Granqvist, 2019. The effect of recycled nutrients on the yield and yield components of Faba bean on Uusimaa, Finland 

Venla Kyttä, 2019. Environmental impacts of recycled fertilizers in production of oat (Avena sativa) 

Mari Unnbom, 2019. Yield formation of oat (Avena sativa L. ’Obelix’) fertilized with four recycled fertilizers 

Qiuchen Huang, 2018. Nitrogen use efficiency of rye (Secale cereale) using organic fertilizers 

Ossi Kinnunen, 2018. Nitrogen flows and nitrogen field balance of oat (Avena sativa L.) fertilized with recycled fertilizers 


Roosa Ritola, 2019. Sustainability dimensions in Finnish food policy documents 

Megan Resler, 2018. Give and take : a feminist poststructuralist expansion of the agroecological urbanism

Joy Ayankojo, 2018. Localizing Public Food Catering by Network of Agroecological symbiosis (AES)

Mirka Valo, 2014. Why farmers choose agroforestry? : A case study from the province of Sa Kaeo, Thailand (Miksi viljelijät valitsevat peltometsätalouden? : Tapaustutkimus Sa Kaeon provinssissa, Thaimaassa)

Henri Nikkonen, 2014. Associations with the different environmental impacts of primary production and their causes (Assosiaatiot alkutuotannon ympäristövaikutuksista ja niiden aiheuttajista)