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Taru Peltola


PhD, Senior Research Scientist

Docent in Environmental Policy (University of Eastern Finland)

Phone: +358 295 251 739

Finnish Environment Institute
Programme for Environmental Information

Visiting address: Yliopistokatu 7 
Postal address: P.O Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu



Tasks & Research interests

I am an environmental social scientist studying knowledge practices in environmental policy. My research topics include natural resources policy, forest biodiversity conservation,  human-wildlife cohabitation and food.  Currently I am working on collaborative science and knowledge communities,  affects in environmental governance and experiments in sustainable eating. I would like to engage more in art-science collaboration.



Politics, practices and the transformative potential of sustainable diets (POPRASUS)

Collaborative remedies for fragmented societies (CORE)

Offsetting game - How to study the processes and effects of biodiversity offsetting through gamification?


Recent publications

Brunet, L., Tuomisaari, J., Lavorel, S., Crouzat, E., Bierry, A., Peltola, T. & Arpin, I. (2018). Actionable knowledge for land-use planning: Making ecosystem services operational. Land Use Policy72: 27-34.

Peltola, T., Åkerman, M., Bamberg, J., Lehtonen, P. & Ratamäki, O.  (2017) Emergent publics and affects in environmental governance. Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning 20(2): 157-169. DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2017.1343135

Peltola, T. & Arpin, I. (2017) How we come to value nature? - A pragmatist perspective. Ecological Economics 142: 12-20.


All publications

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Other Activities

Published 2018-02-15 at 18:02, updated 2018-04-16 at 12:24

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