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Kati Vierikko

Senior Researcher

Docent (urban ecology)

PhD (environmental sciences)
M.sc. (systematic botany)

Environmental Policy Centre, Land Use Management team
Email: first name.last name@syke.fi
Moblie: +358 50 476 6293
Address: Latokartanonkaari 11, 00790 Helsinki

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Research tasks and interests at SYKE

I work as a senior researcher in the land use management team. My current research topics relates to comfortable living environment, nature-based solutions and sustainable mobility. I usually adopt qualitative research method approach in projects. I have studied tlinkages between land-use planning and circular economy, cultural ecosystem services and biocultural diversity of urban blue-green areas in my previous projects. 

I also coordinate national and international project applications at SYKE related to living environment, nature-based solutions, land use planning, citizen science or science-policy interface. 

My research interests are human-nature interaction, public and stakeholder participation, methods and tools for enhancing biodiversity protection and science-policy interactions. I am also interested in ecological and social impacts of sustainability transformation at different spatial scale.

Expertise

Biodiversity, ecosystem services, etnographic research methods, biocultural diversity, human-nature interactions, international cooperation, interdisciplinary research, land use planning, municipal decision-making, nature-based solutions, qualitative research methods, place-based research, research funding, stakeholder involvement, urban nature.

Posts of trust

  • External Expert in The European Climate Adaptation Platform Climate-ADAPT (2021)
  • Seed Group Member of the WATER4SDGs Knowledge Hub (2019-2021)
  • Member of Editorial Board, Terra maantieteen aikakauslehti (2019-)

Projects

Previous projects

Recent publications

You may find all my publications in ResearchGate and in ORCID.

  1. McPhearson, T., M. Raymond, C., Gulsrud, N., Albert, C., Coles, N., Fagerholm, N., Nagatsu, M., Olafsson Stahl, A., Soininen, N. and Vierikko, K. 2021: Radical changes are needed for transformations to a good Anthropocene. npj Urban Sustainability 1, 5. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42949-021-00017-x
  2. Vierikko, K., Nieminen, H., Salomaa, V., Häkkinen, J., Salminen, J. ja Sorvari, J. 2020: Kiertotalous maankäytön suunnittelussa - Kaavoitus kestävän ja luonnonvaroja säästävän kaupunkiympäristön edistäjänä. Suomen ympäristökeskuksen raportteja 45/2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10138/322882
  3. Vierikko, K. & Jaatsi, M. 2020: Designed and engaged urban nature - Biocultural values in Helsinki, Finland. In: Cocks, M. & Shackleton, C. (Eds.): Urban Nature - Enriching Belonging, Wellbeing and Bioculture.
  4. Jalkanen, J., Fabritius, H., Vierikko, K., Moilanen, A: & Toivonen, T. 2020: Analyzing fair access to urban green areas using multimodal accessibility measures and spatial prioritization. Applied Geography 124, 102320 (open access). DOIs: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102320
  5. Vierikko, K. 2020: Biokulttuurinen monimuotoisuus yhdistää kulttuurin ja luonnon. Viherympäristö 3/2020. s. 54-55. http://epaper.fi/read/5741/aZawOTkY
  6. Jalkanen, J., Vierikko, K. and Moilanen, A. 2020: Spatial prioritization for urban Biodiversity Quality using biotope maps and expert opinion. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 49, 126586 (open access). DOIs: 10.1016/j.ufug.2020.126586
  7. Vierikko, K. & Oinonen, K. 2020: Kiertotalouden kehittämisen kannalta keskeiset teemat : Alueidenkäyttö. Julk.: Berg., A., Räisänen, M., & Salo., H. (toim.) Kiertotalouden tieto käyttöön. Helsinki, Suomen ympäristökeskus. ss. 38-43. Suomen ympäristökeskuksen raportteja; 2020, 6. ISBN 978-952-11-5131-6 (nid.), 978-952-11-5132-3 (PDF), ISSN 1796-1718 (pain.),  1796-1726
    Linkki: https://helda.helsinki.fi/handle/10138/310568
  8. Vierikko, K: Kohti ekologisesti ja sosiaalisesti kestävää alueidenkäytön suunnittelua. Terra Maantieteellinen aikakauslehti 131/3: 135-136.
  9. Vierikko, K., Gonçalves, P., Haase, D., Elands, B., Ioja, C., Jaatsi, M., Pieniniemi, M., Lindgren, J., Grilo, F., Santos, M., Niemelä, J. and Yli-Pelkonen, V. 2019: Biocultural diversity (BCD) in European cities – interactions between motivations, experiences and environment in public parks. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening (accepted 23.10.2019).
  10. Elands, B., Vierikko, K., Andersson, E., Fischer, L., Goncalves, P., Haase, D., Kowarik, I., Luz, A., Niemelä, J., Santos-Reis, M. and Wiersum, K. 2019: Biocultural diversity: A novel concept to assess human-nature interrelations, nature conservation and stewardship in cities. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 40, 29-34. doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2018.04.006
Published 2019-10-29 at 19:04, updated 2021-06-12 at 13:17

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