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Jukka
Käyhkö
Professor, PhD

Contact

+358 29 450 2402
+358 40 522 5212
Vesilinnantie 5
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

Climatology
Urban climates
Geomorphology, Fluvial systems
Aeolian sedimentology
Wind erosion
Global change
Environmental change
Remote sensing
Socio-ecological systems. Regional expertise: Lapland, Iceland, Zanzibar, Namibia

Biography

- Professor 2004-, Department of Geography, University of Turku - Professor (substitute) 2003, Department of Geography, University of Helsinki
- Programme manager, Finnish Global Change Research Programme FIGARE 1998-2002, University of Turku- Junior lecturer (assistant) 1996-98, Department of Geography, University of Turku
- PhD: Sedimentology 1997 Postgraduate Research Institute for Sedimentology (PRIS), The University of Reading, UK (Thesis: “Aeolian activity in subarctic Fennoscandia – distribution, history and modern processes”)- Licentiate in Philosophy: Geography 1994, Department of Geography, University of Helsinki- MSc, Geography, Certificate of Education in Geography & Biology 1991, Department of Geography, University of Helsinki.- Matriculation examination 1983, Sibelius-lukio, Helsinki

Teaching

My typical teaching year consists of the following courses taught either by myself or jointly with other teachers:MAAN6091 Basics of Geography (jointly), (lecture course)MAAN6151 Geomorphology (lecture course)MAAN6153 Climatology (lecture course)MAAN6570 Climate.now – Basics of climate change (online course; responsible teacher)
MAAN7052 Geography colloquium (responsible teacher)MAAN7141 Geography research course (responsible teacher) (lectures, field class, laboratory work)MAAN7354 Global change (lectures, literature, group work, field excursion)
MAAN7741 Systemschange.now – Systems thinking in Global change research (online course; responsible teacher)

Course language:Bachelor level courses (code 6XXX) in FinnishMaster level courses (code 7XXX) English/Finnish depending on the audience 

Research

My areas of interest and expertise include broadly topics related to climatology, geomorphology, sedimentology and transdisciplinary human-environment processes (global change). In climatology, I am particularly interested in understanding the regional dynamics and general implications of climate change. Connections to geomorphology include aeolian processes (esp. sand dunes, wind erosion, and their climate connections) and hydrological-fluvial processes (esp. denudation, flooding). Most of my geomorphological studies take place in Lapland and Iceland. Regarding anthropogenic systems, urban climates are of particular interest, specifically spatio-temporal variations of climate and their implications to e.g., human comfort, health, road management and urban planning. My research areas span from Northern Fennoscandia to East- and South-West Africa.

Publications

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Climate Change in the Baltic Sea: 2021 Fact Sheet (2021)

Markus Ahola, Lena Bergström, Mats Blomqvist, Dieter Boedeker, Florian Börgel, Ida Carlén, Thomas Carlund, Jacob Carstensen, Jesper Philip Aagaard Christensen, Martyn Futter, Elie Gaget, Oksana Glibko, Matthias Gröger, Volker Dierschke, Christian Dieterich, Morten Frederiksen, Anders Galatius, Bo Gustafsson, Claudia Frauen, Antti Halkka, Christina Halling, Jürgen Holfort, Magnus Huss, Kari Hyytiäinen, Klaus Jürgens, Mart Jüssi, Meri Kallasvuo, Markus Kankainen, Agnes ML Karlsson, Martin Karlsson, Anders Kiessling, Erik Kjellström, Antanas Kontautas, Dorte Krause-Jensen, Karol Kuliński, Sanna Kuningas, Jukka Käyhkö, Janika Laht, Ari Laine, Gesine Lange, Antti Lappalainen, Terhi Laurila, Maiju Lehtiniemi, Knut-Olof Lerche, Urmas Lips, Georg Martin, Michelle McCrackin, H.E. Markus Meier, Noora Mustamäki, Bärbel Müller-Karulis, Rahmat Naddafi, Lauri Niskanen, Antonia Nyström Sandman, Jens Olsson, Diego Pavón-Jordán, Jonas Pålsson, Mika Rantanen, Artūras Razinkovas-Baziukas, Gregor Rehder, Jan H. Reißmann, Martin Reutgård, Stuart Ross, Anna Rutgersson, Jarkko Saarinen, Lauri Saks, Oleg Savchuk, Mikhail Sofiev, Katarzyna Spich, Jani Särkkä, Markku Viitasalo, Jouni Vielma, Joonas Virtasalo, Isa Wallin, Ralf Weisse, Johan Wikner, Wenyan Zhang, Eduardo Zorita, Örjan Östman
(D4 Julkaistu kehittämis- tai tutkimusraportti taikka -selvitys)

Säästä puhetta (2020)

Turun Sanomat
Jukka Käyhkö
(E1 Yleistajuinen artikkeli, sanomalehtiartikkeli)