Research projects, Geography

Environmental history of the Green Belt of Fennoscandia, from cold war to the present

Project is a bold and innovative step to revitalize trans-boundary conservation of biodiversity values. The aims are non political and serves as a forum for discussions between Russian and Finnish scholars. The project intends to challenge the previous paradigm of simple biological conservation and the "unused" border zones. The initiative is also in line with the UEF border and Russia focus. This three year project is led by Professor Alfred Colpaert and it is funded by Kone Foundation. The funding spans from 2016 to 2018.
 

On the way towards a low-carbon society – Increasing professionalism in land use and landscape management within climate change

The overall aim of the project is to create and empower higher education structures, which will achieve professionalism in the management of land use and landscape issues targeting the idea of a low-carbon society and, hence, preventing climate change . The project will bring together academics, other experts and degree students from three partner countries Finland, Poland and Spain. Three academic institutions (University of Eastern Finland, Adam Mickiewicz University, University of Girona) and six organisations dealing with land use issues will collaborate closely in order to combine working life based issues with the latest research. The overall aim of the project is to create and empower higher education structures, which will achieve professionalism in the management of land use and landscape issues targeting the idea of a low-carbon society and, hence, preventing climate change. The porject is coordinated by University lecturer Minna Tanskanen. The funding spans from 1.9.2015-31.8.2018.