Academy Research Fellow Riikka Puhakka is the winner of the 2022 Academy of Finland Award. The Awards are granted to distinguished early-career researchers in recognition of exceptional scientific courage and creativity and for work to promote the impact of science in society. According to the Academy of Finland, Puhakka’s research adopts an exceptionally broad approach to the interaction between humans and nature, analysing the interactions especially from the perspective of outdoor recreation and tourism. Puhakka has experience of multidisciplinary research collaboration, and she has successfully highlighted the link between the living environment and human health.
Academy of Finland: Academy of Finland Awards go to Riikka Puhakka and Ville Vuorinen