A PHD CANDIDATE AT THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY — INTERESTED IN UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL CHANGE AND GLOBAL SOLUTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS FROM A HOLISTIC POINT OF VIEW — A SELF-PROCLAIMED NATURALIST FREETHINKER AND AN ADVOCATE FOR RESEARCHING AND DEVELOPING A RESOURCE BASED ECONOMY.
Crawford School of Public Policy
Majoring in: Resource Management and Environmental Science
Topic of study: Structural environmental harm and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: A challenge for green growth.
For 5 years I volunteered my time to actively coordinate and develop the Finnish chapter of TZM, a global sustainability advocacy organization. This work has helped me to gain negotiation skills, experience in communications, teamwork skills, and project management skills.
Writing a scientific manuscript on the effectiveness of protected areas in the State of Acre, Brazil.
Science, sustainability and an RBE
Masters’ student in ecology
Thesis title: “Effectiveness of protected areas in the deforestation fronts of Acre, Brazil”.
Follow-up biomonitoring study to evaluate atmospheric pollution via epiphytic lichen diversity.
Institute of Biomedical Technology. Prof. Howard Jacobs' group. Maintained Drosophila stocks and independently analysed gene expression to determine gene inserts in different Drosophila lines.
TZMD Essee 1: Yleiskatsaus
Vertebrate Ecology Research Group, with Prof. Erkki Korpimäki. Data collection on birds of prey: Glaucidium passerinum, Aegolius funereus and Falco tinnunculus.
Environmental problems of our civilization - a holistic view
Thesis title: “Connections of Trypanosome blood parasites to the reproductive success and body condition of Pygmy owls (Glaucidium passerinum)”.
Minor: Environmental science
Zeitgeist liikkeen kehitys
Institute of Biomedical Technology. Prof. Howard Jacobs' group. Maintained laboratory and the collective Drosophila stocks of researchers. Helped researchers as needed. Civilian service + 7 month work contract.