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University Researcher Minna Turunen has background in biology and ecological botany. She has over 30 years' experience about scientific research. She has led multidisciplinary scientific and developmental projects that have encompassed not only scientific, but also practitioners' knowledge. During past 15 years her studies have focussed on the effects of climate change on nature-based livelihoods (e.g. reindeer husbandry, forestry), adaptation strategies and capacity of practitioners to cumulative impacts of climate, environment and socio-economical changes, and the use of Indigenous and Local Knowledge in land use planning.
Most of her earlier research has encompassed the effects of global change on boreal and subarctic vegetation in Northern Fennoscandia. She has long-term experience in experimental field research addressing the ecophysiological responses, adaptation and defence mechanisms of forest and mire plants in changing environments.
Field of science
- Plant biology, microbiology, virology
- global change, climate change, weather, subarctic, boreal, biology, botany, subsistence livelihoods, reindeer herding, local knowledge, traditional knowledge, indigenous knowledge
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19.06.2023 → 28.02.2025
08.03.2022 → 30.04.2024
Project: Co-funded project
01.08.2021 → 30.06.2024
Project: Co-funded project
Skarin, A., Åhman, B., Horstkotte, T., Alam, M., Turunen, M., Blackwell, P. & Rautiainen, H.
01.01.2019 → 31.12.2023
Project: Personal project
Relations between forestry and reindeer husbandry in northern Finland - Perspectives of science and practiceTurunen, M., Rasmus, S., Järvenpää, J. & Kivinen, S., Feb 2020, In: Forest Ecology and Management. 457, p. 1-22 117677.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review Article › peer-review21 Citations (Scopus)
Elevated resting metabolic rates among female, but not male, reindeer herders from sub-arctic FinlandOcobock, C., Soppela, P., Turunen, M., Stenbäck, V. & Herzig, K-H., 9 Nov 2020, In: American Journal of Human Biology. 32, 6, e23403.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review19 Citations (Scopus)
Mission impossible? Pursuing the co-existence of viable predator populations and sustainable reindeer husbandry in FinlandRasmus, S., Kojola, I., Turunen, M., Norberg, H., Kumpula, J. & Ollila, T., 20 Aug 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of Rural Studies. 80, p. 135-148
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-reviewOpen Access17 Citations (Scopus)
Climate change and reindeer management in Finland: co-analysis of practitioner knowledge and meteorological data for better adaptationRasmus, S., Turunen, M., Luomaranta, A., Kivinen, S., Jylhä, K. & Räihä, J., 25 Mar 2020, In: Science of the Total Environment. 710, 136229 .
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile19 Citations (Scopus)104 Downloads (Pure)
Changes in Mountain Birch Forests and Reindeer Management: Comparing Different Knowledge Systems in Sápmi, Northern FennoscandiaForbes, B. C., Turunen, M., Soppela, P., Rasmus, S., Vuojala-Magga, T. & Kitti, H., 7 Feb 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Polar Record : a Journal of Arctic and Antarctic Research. 55, 6, p. 507-521
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile15 Citations (Scopus)345 Downloads (Pure)