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Affiliated Researchers

Affiliated Researchers

Christoffer Boström, Associate Professor

  • Benthic community ecology, seagrass ecosystems, plant-animal interactions 
  • Experimental ecology, seascape ecology, art-science outreach

Yiran ChenDoctoral student

  • Revamping business models, port operations, management business ecosystems

Magnus Gustafsson, Head of Research

  • Business ecosystem change, business model design, value-based sales

Giannina Hattich, Postdoctoral Researcher 

  • Marine ecology, ecosystem functioning, eco-evolutionary dynamics, phytoplankton

Linnéa Henriksson, University teacher

  • Public administration, local politics and government, policy implementation

Savitri Jetoo, Adjunct Professor (Docent) & Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Environmental governance, multilevel governance, Great Lakes governance, Baltic Sea governance, science policy interface, Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) governance, participatory governance

Otso Kortekangas, Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Environmental history, Arctic history, History of the Baltic Sea Region, Transnational history

Jaana Kouri, Project Researcher

  • The study of religions, relationship between people and the environment, SeaHer project, environmental heritage, animism, shamanism, environmental ethnography

Lucinda Kraufvelin, Doctoral student

  • Global change, extreme events, environmental stressors, community ecology, food webs, experimental ecology

Varvara Lahtinen, Doctoral student

  • Ecosystem based approach, maritime spatial planning, environmental governance, marine strategy

Silja Laine, PhD (Docent) & Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Cultural history, Environmental Humanities, Urban Studies, Mobility Studies
  • Seaher project

 Kai Lindström, Professor 

  • Behavioural ecology, evolutionary ecology, sexual selection, population ecology 
  • The effect of habitat structure and disturbances on the mating system and sexual selection, female competition, parental care evolution, temperature and sexual selection 

Johan Malmberg, Doctoral student

  • Sustainability and the cruise industry, environmental compensation, biodiversity and businesses
  • The Sea website administrator

Marie Nordström, University Researcher

  • Food web ecology, community ecology, structural and functional community change, trophic interactions, trait-based approaches, global change 
  • Marine ecosystems, benthic ecosystems, coastal ecosystems, Arctic ecosystems 

Mikael von Numers, University teacher

  • Island biogeography, species distribution patterns, long term changes among birds and plants, species distribution modeling, conservation biology

Riikka Puntila-Dodd, Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Marine ecology, invasive species, trophic interactions
  • Sustainable management, management tools, ecosystem modelling

Tiina Salo, Project Researcher

  • Stress ecology, species interactions, evolutionary ecology, traits, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
  • Marine ecosystems, benthic ecosystems, coastal ecosystems, freshwater ecosystems

Sonja Salovius-Laurén, University Researcher 

  • Benthic ecology, eutrophication and algal-invertebrate interactions 
  • Marine mapping, marine conservation and ecosystem-based management & maritime spatial planning

Henry Schwartz, Doctoral student

  • Emission abatement in shipping

Conny Sjöqvist, Project Researcher

  • Phytoplankton ecology, molecular ecology, genomics, transcriptomics, adaptation, population genetics/genomics, microbial interactions 

Martin Snickars, University Lecturer ​

  • Fish ecology, shallow vegetated ecosystems, coastal lagoons and nursery areas
  • Experimental ecology, coastal ecology

Kirsi Sonck-Rautio, University Researcher

  • Environmental ethnology and anthropology, Global environmental problems, political ecology, fisheries research, consumer cultures

Kristina Svels, PhD (Docent) & Senior Researcher

  • Marine social science, natural resources governance, marine governance, rural sociology
  • Gender in blue sectors, coastal heritage, biodiversity, fisheries governance and small-scale fisheries sector, sustainable and nature based tourism, community participation

Albert Vlodder, Doctoral student

  • Maritime jurisdictions, enforcement measures, Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)
  • Law of the sea, maritime law

Irina Wahlström, Project Researcher

  • Logistics, maritime transportation, ports, marine industry

Julia Öhman, Doctoral student

  • Narrative studies, human-nature relationship, second homes and nature’s contribution to people

Updated 24.11.2022