Areas of expertise
In 1989-1990 I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indiana University, Bloomington. I have worked as a Senior Lecturer of Environmental
Science at the Department of Biology, University of Turku, Finland, since 1992.
I gave my first academic course (Problems in Sociobiology) in spring 1984 at the University of Turku. Since 1992 I have been responsible for coordinating the teaching of Environmental Science at the Department of Biology, University of Turku.
My principal research interests include evolutionary theory, urban ecology and environmental history. I have written or co-edited several books (see my CV), most recently The Long Shadows: A global environmental history of the Second World War (together with Simo Laakkonen and Richard Tucker; Oregon State University Press, 2017), and Saimaannorppa ja ihminen. Sosiaalisesti kestävän luonnonsuojelun haaste (together with Minttu Jaakkola and Lasse Peltonen; Into Kustannus Oy, Helsinki, 2018).