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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. Gonçalves, P., Vierikko, K., Elands, B., Haase, D., Luz, A.C., and Santos-Reis, M. 2021: Biocultural diversity in an urban context: An indicator-based decision support tool to guide the planning and management of green infrastructure. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators 11, 100131. DOIs: /10.1016/j.indic.2021.100131.
  2. Kiryluk, H., Glińska, E., Ryciuk, U., Vierikko, K. and Rollnik-Sadowska, E. 2021: Stakeholders engagement for solving mobility problems in touristic remote areas from the Baltic Sea Region. PLoS ONE 16(6): e0253166. DOIs: 10.1371/journal.pone.0253166
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Vierikko, K. 2020: Biokulttuurinen monimuotoisuus yhdistää kulttuurin ja luonnon. Viherympäristö 3/2020. s. 54-55. http://epaper.fi/read/5741/aZawOTkY
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Vierikko, K: Kohti ekologisesti ja sosiaalisesti kestävää alueidenkäytön suunnittelua. Terra Maantieteellinen aikakauslehti 131/3: 135-136.
Published 2019-10-29 at 19:04, updated 2021-10-15 at 9:03

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