Taru Peltola

Associate professor (50%)


Contact information

Firstname. Lastname@syke.fi
Phone: +358 295 251 739

Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
Societal change
Yliopistokatu 6B,
FI-80100 Joensuu

Tasks & Research interests

I am an environmental social scientist studying material politics and the politics of environmental knowledge. My research topics include forest biodiversity conservation, human-wildlife cohabitation, food, waste and water. Currently I am working on collaborative science and knowledge communities in digital antropocene, as well as on human relationships with their living environments and product care.


Recent publications

Peltola, T, Saarela, S-R, Kotilainen, J.M, Litmanen, T, Lukkarinen, J, Pölönen, I, Ratamäki, O, Saarikoski, H, Salo, M & Vikström, S (2023). Researcher roles in collaborative governance interventions. Science and Public Policy, doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scad034

Peltola, T & Ratamäki O (2023) Sharing epistemic power: digitally mediated wolf monitoring in Finland. Science as Culture, doi.org/10.1080/09505431.2023.2214148 

Peltola T, Arpin I, Leino, J, Peltonen L, Ratamäki O & Salmi P (2022). Management plans as resources in conservation conflicts. Environmental Policy and Governance, https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.2014

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