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Taru Peltola



PhD, Associate professor

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Phone: +358 295 251 739

Finnish Environment Institute
Programme for Environmental Information

Address: Yliopistokatu 6B, FI-80100 Joensuu



Tasks & Research interests

I am an environmental social scientist studying knowledge practices in environmental policy. My research topics include forest biodiversity conservation, human-wildlife cohabitation, food and waste. Currently I am working on collaborative science and knowledge communities, experimental approaches to sustainable eating and product care stories. I would like to engage more in art-science collaboration.


Current projects

Collaborative remedies for fragmented societies (CORE)

WasteLess Karelias


Recent publications

Rubio-Iglesias JM, Edovald T, Grew R, Kark T, Kideys A, Peltola T& Volten H (2020) Citizen science and environmental protection agencies: engaging citizens to address key environmental challenges. Frontiers in Climate 2:24.

Nygren, NV & Peltola, T (2020)  Surprise, surprise: a flying squirrel! Learning to protect the unexpected. Conservation & Society 18(4): 378. 

Peltola, T, Kaljonen, M & Kettunen, M (2020) Embodied public experiments on sustainable eating: demonstrating alternative proteins in Finnish schools. Sustainability: Science, Policy & Practice 16(1): 184-196. 


All publications

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Other Activities


Published 2018-06-26 at 17:04, updated 2020-12-29 at 12:20

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