Environmental and Social Links to Biodiversity Loss (BIOD)

This strategic research programme focuses on biodiversity as a prerequisite for welfare and on how the loss of biodiversity can be halted and ecosystems revived through research-informed solutions. The functional capacity of our society and the viability of our environment are built on biodiversity and functional ecosystems. Although biodiversity itself has been extensively studied both in Finland and globally, and although measures have been taken, we have not been able to stop biodiversity loss. How can we halt the loss of biodiversity? Are we already familiar with all relevant impacts of human activities on biodiversity? And what are the environmental and social links to biodiversity loss? The identification and implementation of the measures quired to halt biodiversity loss and to reverse it require multidisciplinary and interactive research.

Projects:

Biodiversity offsetting as an operational tool for a just sustainability transition towards no net loss of ecosystems and biodiversity (BOOST)

Consortium PI: Janne Kotiaho, University of Jyväskylä
Resposible for interaction activities: Jonna Kangasoja, Akordi Oy

Consortium Composition: University of Jyväskylä, University of Helsinki, Finnish Environment Institute, Akordi Oy

Biodiversity Respectful Leadership (BIODIFUL)

Consortium PI: Ilari Sääksjärvi, University of Turku
Responsible for interaction activities: Mia Rönkä, University of Turku

Consortium Composition: University of Turku, Natural Resources Institute Finland, University of Jyväskylä, Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT

Biodiversity interventions for well-being (BIWE)

Consortium PI: Aki Tapio Sinkkonen, Natural Resources Institute Finland
Responsible for interaction activities: Eeva-Maria Tuhkanen, Natural Resources Institute Finland

Consortium Composition: Natural Resources Institute Finland, Tampere University

More information

  • Tuomas Katajarinne, Science Adviser, tel. +358 29 533 5067, firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi

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