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Taru Peltola


PhD, Senior Research Scientist

Docent in Environmental Policy (University of Eastern Finland)

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

Finnish Environment Institute
Programme for Environmental Information

Visiting address: Yliopistokatu 7 
Postal address: P.O Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu



Tasks & Research interests

I am an environmental social scientist studying knowledge practices in environmental policy. My research topics include natural resources policy, forest biodiversity conservation,  human-wildlife cohabitation and food.  Currently I am working on collaborative science and knowledge communities,  affects in environmental governance and experiments in sustainable eating. I would like to engage more in art-science collaboration.



Collaborative remedies for fragmented societies (CORE)

Offsetting game - How to study the processes and effects of biodiversity offsetting through gamification?

Politics, practices and the transformative potential of sustainable diets (POPRASUS)

WasteLess Karelias


Recent publications

Brunet, L., Arpin, I. & Peltola, T. (2019). Governing research through affects: the case of ecosystem services science. Science and Public Policy scz035, https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scz035

Kaljonen, M, Peltola, T, Salo, M & Furman, E (2019) Attentive, speculative experimental research for sustainability transitions: An exploration in sustainable eating. Journal of Cleaner Production 206, 365-373. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.09.206

Peltola, T & Arpin, I (2018) Science for everybody? — Bridging the socio-economic gap in urban biodiversity monitoring. In: Hecker, S, Hakley, M, Bowser, A, Makuch, Z, Vogel, J & Bonn, A (Eds.). Citizen Science — Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy, 369-380. UCL Press, London. pdf


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Published 2018-06-26 at 17:04, updated 2019-09-03 at 17:24

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