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Eeva Primmer

Eeva Primmer

Research Professor,
Environmental Policy

Docent (Adjunct Professor), Environmental Policy, University of Helsinki

PhD, Agriculture and forestry, forest policy, University of Helsinki

Tel. +358 (0)295 251 521

Finnish Environment Institute
Environmental Policy Centre
Latokartanonkaari 11
FI-00790 Helsinki, Finland



  • Leading and conducting research on environmental policy
  • Research and evaluation of the governance of ecosystem services, biodiversity, forest and energy policy. 

International scholarly and science-policy activities

  • Associate Editor in the Elsevier journal Ecosystem Services
  • Expert Member of the Policy Support Tools and Methodologies and Review Editor of the Europe and Central Asia Assessment Chapter 6 Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
  • Observer at the United Nations International Resources Panel (UN-IRP) 
  • Leader of the Knowledge Co-generation Task of the Sustainable Development Goals and Risk Report in the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER).
  • Mercator Prpofessor in the Freiburg University based project Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in Multiple Use Landscapes of Central Europe (CONFOBI)
  • Several activities in the Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network (Alter-NET) and in the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)

Research Interests

  • Governance and institutions  with a particular focus on the ways in which regulation, norms and values as well as organizational structures and actor constellations shape the behavior of actors.
  • Policy implementation and integration of conservation and economic activities.
  • Multilevel governance, networks and organizations.

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Published 2013-09-21 at 18:09, updated 2019-01-15 at 16:22

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