Biodiversity and sustainability is one of the six strategic research and education profiles of the University of Turku. It focuses on biodiversity crisis, climate change and securing sustainable food production, which are humanity's most significant challenges.
Stopping climate change and biodiversity crisis as well as securing sustainable food production are humanity’s greatest challenges and crucial for not exceeding the boundaries of the Earth system.
With research and research-based education on bioenergy, biodiversity, climate change, food, circular economy and multispecies ethics, we can create prerequisites for a sustainable future and innovations.
Research profile projects
BIODIFORM is a transdisciplinary research consortium that combines biodiversity research and business studies to provide sustainable solutions for the future. BIODIFORM is funded by the Academy of Finland (Profi 6).
BIODIFUL is a movement with a heart of an interdisciplinary research project funded by the Strategic Research Council within the Academy of Finland. We aim at creating a network of change agents who want to seed the urgently needed environmental transformation, and to equip them with knowhow, courage and faith –biodiversity respectful leadership.
CLIMATE NUDGE is a multi-year research project, which develops and pilots climate-nudges, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emission from traffic, and to fortify carbon sinks in forests. We evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of nudges from ethical, economical and health viewpoints.
The project investigates the human relationship with the disappeared, endangered, introduced, and non-native as well as invasive marine animals and plants in Finland.