Bruce C. Forbes, Research Professor
Prof. Forbes has a background in applied ecology and geography in northern high latitudes, with special emphasis on permafrost regions. His experience is circumpolar, encompassing studies of rapid land use and climate change in Alaska, the Canadian High Arctic, various regions of northern Russia, and northernmost Fennoscandia. His approach is strongly interdisciplinary and participatory, aiming for the co-production of knowledge, particularly concerning local and regional stakeholder-driven research questions. He has conducted fieldwork annually in the Arctic for the past 30 years.
Jukka Jokimäki, Senior Scientist
Studing the effects of large-scale human impacts on animal communities and adaptation of northern populations on changing environmental conditions. Main research is focused on the effects of urbanization, forestry and tourism on bird communities, populations and individuals. Leading the Environmental impact assessment and nature inventory services at the Arctic Centre.
Marja-Liisa Kaisanlahti-Jokimäki, Scientist
Studying the effects of large-scale human impacts on animal, particularly bird communities and adaptation of northern populations to changing environmental conditions; effects of urbanization, waterpower construction, forestry and tourism on bird communities, populations and individuals. Researcher at the Environmental Impact Assessment and Nature Inventory Services of the Arctic Centre.
Asta Kietäväinen, Post-Doctoral Scientist
Asta Kietäväinen has background in agriculture (M.Sc. Agr. & For. 1988) and sociology (D. Soc.Sc. 2009). Her expertise covers various fields of rural sociology ranging from sustainable development, new livelihoods e.g. nature-based tourism, tourism adapting to climate change, and different aspects of reindeer herding. At present she is working in the GovAda-project.
Mari Kuoppamaa, Postdoctoral Researcher, PhD
Mari Kuoppamaa works as a palaeoecologist in GLOB and has a doctoral degree in Quaternary geology. Her current research interests include the signal of reindeer herding in subfossil pollen and coprophilous fungal spore data. In her thesis she used palynological methods, GIS and modeling techniques to investigate the land-use driven vegetation changes in northern Finland. RISES Project
Åsa Larsson Blind, Researcher
Inkeri Markkula, Researcher
Inkeri Markkula has background in ecology, environmental science and cultural studies. Her research interests include indigenous, traditional and local ecological knowledge, knowledge co-production and impacts of climate warming on Sub-Arctic soil ecosystems. Currently she works in BuSK –project
Nina Messthyb, Researcher
John Moore, Professor
John Moore's research topics are: past sea level change and prediction; natural and anthropogenic climate forcing; impacts of extreme events, and geoengineering scenarios. Developing new advanced statistical methods for time series analysis, with the aim of a mechanistic understanding of the climate system. Extraction of paleoclimate information from physical and chemical analysis of Arctic and Antarctic ice cores. Geophysical field work and computer modelling of glacier flow and evolution. Early work on the development of a theoretical basis for electrical conduction in ice as function of chemical impurities, followed by radar studies of Svalbard polythermal glaciers.
Susanna Pirnes, PhD Candidate
Project coordinator (HUMANOR).
Russian Arctic policy, Russian Arctic science policy, history of the Russian North, memory politics, identity politics