Areas of expertise
Brazilian-Finn Marianna Birmoser Ferreira-Aulu investigates how Futures Studies and Foresight can contribute to long-term planning in ecology and environment conservation in Amazonia.
She is a doctoral researcher in Turku School of Economics, project researcher in Finland Futures Research Centre, and member of the University of Turku Amazon Research Team.
Her background is in Social Sciences, Sustainable Development and Intercultural Communication Studies. Marianna is interested in the connection between social, cultural and ecological aspects of development, and in how to move towards more just and sustainable futures.
- Cultural Sustainability 
Course assistant for the Master's Degree course, part of the Sustainable Development minor subject.
Responsible teacher: Dr. Katriina Siivonen
List of projects & events Marianna has been involved in FFRC:
- Futures Literacy Across de Deep Demonstrations (FLxDeep) 
- Manufacturing 4.0 
- European Research Intrastructures in the International Landscape (RISCAPE) [2018-2019]
- Native Crops for Innovative and Sustainable Food Futures in Peru and Colombia (HEI-ICI PECOLO) [2018-2019]
- UNESCO Chair in Learning Society and Futures of Education 
- Bioeconomy and Justice (BioEcoJust) 
- Green Economy Transitions in the Least Developed Countries: Multi scale Analysis of Energy and Forest Use in Laos and Cambodia (GET-LDC) 
- Futures Fair – Celebration the 25th Anniversary of FFRC 
- “Futures for Food” Academic Conference - 15th International Conference of the Finland Futures Research Centre and the Finland Futures Academy, University of Turku 
Marianna is involved in the following research groups and academic networks:
- Amazon Research Team (UTU-ART) in the University of Turku.
- Global South Network in the University of Turku.
- Activist Research Network