Tuuli Toivonen

Person

Curriculum Vitae

I am an associate professor of geoinformatics interested broadly on the approaches and applications of geoinformatics that may support spatial planning, policy and decision-making.

Currently I focus mostly on analysing and understanding human accessibility and mobility in urban and natural environments, and their implications to sustainable urban planning, as well as nature conservation. 

I lead the multidisciplinary Digital Geography Lab that is linked to the Helsinki Institute for Sustainability Science and the Urban and Regional Research Institute. Within the Digital Geography Lab, I lead the research in:

  •  Accessibility Research Group that has been developing methods for multitemporal, multimodal accessibility analyses using open data sources since 2010.
  • Multidisciplinary Social media data for conservation science project that started running in 2016 to develop methods for geosocial media data analysis to inform land use and conservation planning and management.

I am a great fan of open data and open science and interested in the implications of openness to education, research and society. Some thoughts on this (in Finnish) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i68ZiFDehKw

  You can follow our work on Twitter: @TuuliToivonen - @DigiGeoLab - @AccessibilityRG - SomeconRG

Highlighted publications

  1. Dynamic cities: Location-based accessibility modelling as a function of time

    Järv, O., Tenkanen, H. T. O., Salonen, M. P., Ahas, R. & Toivonen, T. K., Jun 2018, In : Applied Geography. 95, p. 101-110 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Social media reveal that charismatic species are not the main attractor of ecotourists to sub-Saharan protected areas

    Hausmann, A., Toivonen, T., Heikinheimo, V., Tenkanen, H., Slotow, R. & Di Minin, E., 10 Apr 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 9 p., 763

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. User-Generated Geographic Information for Visitor Monitoring in a National Park: A Comparison of Social Media Data and Visitor Survey

    Heikinheimo, V., Di Minin, E., Tenkanen, H., Hausmann, A., Erkkonen, J. & Toivonen, T., 16 Mar 2017, In : ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 6, 3, 14 p., 85

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  4. Social Media Data Can Be Used to Understand Tourists’ Preferences for Nature-Based Experiences in Protected Areas

    Hausmann, A., Toivonen, T. K., Slotow, R., Tenkanen, H. T. O., Moilanen, A. J., Heikinheimo, V. V. & Di Minin, E., 22 Feb 2017, In : Conservation Letters. 11, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  5. Enhancing spatial accuracy of mobile phone data using multi-temporal dasymetric interpolation

    Järv, O., Tenkanen, H. T. O. & Toivonen, T. K., 2017, In : International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 31, 8, p. 1630-1651 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  6. Instagram, Flickr, or Twitter: Assessing the usability of social media data for visitor monitoring in protected areas

    Tenkanen, H., Di Minin, E., Heikinheimo, V., Hausmann, A., Herbst, M., Kajala, L. & Toivonen, T., 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 11 p., 17615

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  7. Health research needs more comprehensive accessibility measures: integrating time and transport modes from open data

    Tenkanen, H., Saarsalmi, P., Järv, O., Salonen, M. & Toivonen, T., 28 Jul 2016, In : International Journal of Health Geographics. 15, p. 1-12 12 p., 23

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  8. Global Protected Area Expansion: Creating More than Paper Parks

    Di Minin, E. & Toivonen, T., Jul 2015, In : BioScience. 65, 7, p. 637-638 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  9. Prospects and challenges for social media data in conservation science

    Di Minin, E., Tenkanen, H. T. O. & Toivonen, T. K., 2015, In : Frontiers in ecology and evolution . 3, 63

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  10. Global protected area expansion is compromised by projected land-use and parochialism

    Pouzols, F. M., Toivonen, T., Di Minin, E., Kukkala, A. S., Kullberg, P., Kuusterä, J., Lehtomäki, J., Tenkanen, H., Verburg, P. H. & Moilanen, A., 2014, In : Nature. 516, 7531, p. 383-+ 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  11. Modelling travel time in urban networks: comparable measures for private car and public transport

    Salonen, M. & Toivonen, T., 2013, In : Journal of Transport Geography. 31, p. 143-153 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Highlighted activities

  1. Opponent for the doctoral thesis of Age Poom, University of Tartu, Estonia

    Toivonen, T. (Opponent)
    2 Mar 2017

    Activity: ExaminationOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  2. Opponent for the doctoral thesis of Timo Pitkänen / University of Turku, Finland

    Toivonen, T. (Opponent)
    3 Jun 2016

    Activity: ExaminationOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  3. Opponent for the doctoral thesis of Anders K. Lyseen/ Aalborg University / Denmark

    Toivonen, T. (Opponent)
    28 Apr 2016

    Activity: ExaminationOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  4. Opponent for the doctoral thesis of Ninni Saarinen/ University of Helsinki / Finland

    Toivonen, T. (Opponent)
    22 Apr 2016

    Activity: ExaminationOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  5. Opponent of doctoral thesis of Henna Etula, University of Oulu

    Toivonen, T. (Opponent)
    15 May 2015

    Activity: ExaminationOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  6. Opponent of doctoral thesis of Sune Djurhuus / Aalborg University / Denmark

    Toivonen, T. (Opponent)
    8 Jan 2015

    Activity: ExaminationOpponent of doctoral dissertation

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Highlighted prizes

  1. European Open Data Champion

    Tuuli Toivonen (Recipient), Nov 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Open science price of the Open Science and Research project

    Konsta Happonen (Recipient), Leo Lahti (Recipient), Heidi Laine (Recipient), Joona Lehtomäki (Recipient), Maija Paavolainen (Recipient), Jessica Parland-von Essen (Recipient), Tuuli Toivonen (Recipient) & Mikko Tolonen (Recipient), 16 Nov 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Education

Associate professor

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