Jukka Similä

Tutkimusprofessori / Research Professor
Luonnonvaraoikeus / Natural Resources law


jukka.simila(at)ulapland.fi
Phone: +358 40 484 4161
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
P.O.Box 122, FI 96101, Rovaniemi, Finland

Tutkimusintessit / Research Interests

  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
  • Nature Conservation and Ecosystem Services
  • Environmental Protection
  • Regulatory theory
  • Adaptive Law    

Recent publications

2014

  • Haila Y, Henle K, Apostolopoulou E, Cent J, Framstad E, Goerg C, Jax K, Klenke R, Magnuson W, Matsinos Y, Mueller B, Paloniemi R, Pantis J, Rauschmayer F, Ring I, Settele J, Simila J, Touloumis K, Tzanopoulos J, Peer G (2014) Confronting and Coping with Uncertainty in Biodiversity Research and Praxis. Nature Conservation 8: 45-75. doi: 10.3897/natureconservation.8.5942
  • Klaus Henle, Simon Potts, William Kunin, Yiannis Matsinos, Jukka Simila, John Pantis, Vesna Grobelnik, Lyubomir Penev, Josef Settele: Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation, Advanced Books (30 Jul 2014) doi: 10.3897/ab.e1169
  • Annukka Berg, Mikael Hildén, Kirsi Lahti, Jukka Similä, Ehdotetun ilmastolain arviointi. Suomen ympäristökeskuksen raportteja 22/2014, Helsinki 2014.
  • Primmer, E., Paloniemi, R., Similä, J., Tainio A. 2014. Forest owner perceptions of institutions and voluntary contracting for biodiversity conservation: Not crowding out but staying out. Ecological Economics 103, 1-10.http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.04.008
  • Primmer E., Paloniemi R, Mathevet R., Apostolopoulou E., Tzanopoulos J.; Ring I., Kettunen M., Similä J., Cent J., Grodzinska-Jurczak M., Koellner T., Antunes P., Pantis J. D., Potts S. G. & Santos R. 2014, An approach to analyzing scale sensitivity and scale effectiveness of governance in biodiversity conservation, in Frans Padt, Paul Opdam, Nico Polman, and Catrien Termeer (Eds.) Scale-sensitive Governance of the Environment, Wiley Blackwell,.
  • Kumpula Anne, Määttä Tapio, Similä Jukka & Suvantola Leila, 2014. Näkökulmia monitieteiseen ympäristöoikeuteen. Turun yliopisto.
  • Similä J., Pölönen I., Fredrikson J., Primmer E., and Horne P., Biodiversity Protection in Private Forests: an analysis of compliance. Journal of Environmental Law, January 2014.

2013

  • Primmer, E., Paloniemi, R., Similä, J., Barton, D.N. 2013. Evolution in Finland's forest biodiversity conservation payments and the institutional constraints on establishing new policy. Society & Natural Resources. Volume 26, Issue 10.
  • Similä J., Varjopuro R., Thum, R., and Ring, I., Legal and institutional framework. In Klenke, R.A., Ring, I., Kranz, A,; Jepsen, N., Rauschmayer, F., Henle, K. (Eds.) Human-Wildlife Conflicts in Europe — Fisheries and Fish-eating Vertebrates as a Model Case. Springer, Germany, 2013
  • Raitanen E., Similä J., Siikavirta K. and Primmer E., Economic Instruments for Biodiversity and the EU State Aid Regulation, Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law, Vol. 10, Issue 1, 2013 6–28 (23).
  • Arponen A. , Heikkinen R., Paloniemi R., Pöyry J., Similä J., and Kuussaari M., 2013 Improving conservation planning of semi-natural grasslands: integrating connectivity into agri-environment schemes, Biological Conservation 160, 234–241.



Selected recent projects

  • Creation of Network of Natural Resources Research in Lapland (Luonnonvaratutkimuksen osaamiskeskittymän luominen Lappiin), Funded by the Regional Council of Lapland, 2013-2015 own role: research professor
  • Dependence of the Ecosystem Services, and biodiversity of the green infrastructure and the needs for modifying the regulatory system (Vihreä Infra), Funded by the Ministry of the Environment and Finnish Environment Institute, 2012-2013, own role: PI
  • Assessing the role of economic instruments in policy mixes for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services provision (POLICY MIX)http://policymix.nina.no. Funded by 7th EU Research Framework Programme, 2009-2014, PI for the whole project: David Barton, own role: PI for the SYKE tam and WP leader
  • Securing the conservation of biodiversity across administrative levels and spatial, temporal, and ecological scales, (SCALES), http://www.scales-project.net, Funded by 7th EU Research Framework Programme, 2009-2014, own role: PI for SYKE team, and WP leader
  • Development of the impact evaluation of environmental legislation, acts and degrees, plans and programs at the Ministry of the Environment (SSOVA), Funded by Ministry of the Environment, 2012-2013, own role: PI.
  • Evaluation of the Nature Conservation Act, 2009-2010, Funded by Ministry of the Environment, 2009-2010, own role: PI.

 

Full List of Publicatios (pdf)
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)