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Jenni Lehtimäki

Senior researcher, PhD (Ecology and evolutionary biology) 

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Environmental Policy Centre 
Behavioural change -reseach group


Google scholar 
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Research interests

  • Physical health benefits of natural environments
  • Associations between environmental and human microbiomes
  • Associations between non-communicable diseases and residential environments
  • The role of quality, such as biodiversity, of natural environments in human health
  • Increasing nature exposure both in children and adults
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Popularisation of science

Ongoing projects

STYLE - Healthy Lifestyles to Boost Sustainable Growth (2019—2023, Strategic Research Council)

GREEN WINDOW – Window of opportunity for green exposure in prevention of childhood non-communicable diseases (2020—2021, Sakari Alhopuro Foundation)

HYVIÖ - Spatial information and residents' experiences for development of comfortable living environments (2020—2023, Ministry of Environment)

GREEN CHILDHOOD – Biodiverse living environment as a promoter of long-term health in urban and rural areas (2021—2024, Kone Foundation) link to Kone Foundation News

Past projects

NATURE STEP towards wellbeing (2018—2020, Sitra)

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