Aija Kukkala

Person

    Research areas

  • 117 Geography, Environmental sciences - Geoinformatics, Land use planning, European Union, Spatial data analysis, Urban geography, Green infrastructures
  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology - Conservation biology, Conservation planning, Spatial conservation prioritization, Biodiversity, Ecology, Informatics, Biodiversity Conservation , Ecosystem services
Further information on the affiliationI have a PhD in geography (4/2017). My research interests include biodiversity conservation, spatial conservation planning, ecosystem services, green infrastructures, and quantitative and computational methods for sustainable land use planning. I use a variety of spatial data resources and geographical information systems (GIS) methods and software.

Latest publications

  1. Global synthesis of conservation studies reveals the importance of small habitat patches for biodiversity

    Wintle, B. A., Kujala, H., Whitehead, A., Cameron, A., Veloz, S., Kukkala, A., Moilanen, A., Gordon, A., Lentini, P. E., Cadenhead, N. C. R. & Bekessy, S. A., 15 Jan 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 3, p. 909-914 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Use of demand for and spatial flow of ecosystem services to identify priority areas

    Verhagen, W., Kukkala, A. S., Moilanen, A., van Teeffelen, A. J. A. & Verburg, P. H., Aug 2017, In : Conservation Biology. 31, 4, p. 860-871 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Spatial conservation planning for biodiversity and ecosystem services: from concepts and methods to policy agendas in the European Union

    Kukkala, A. S. S., 21 Apr 2017, Helsinki: University of Helsinki. 155 p.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisCollection of Articles

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Latest activities

  1. Ecosystem Services (Journal)

    Aija Sonja Sarita Kukkala (Reviewer)
    2017 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

  2. INSPIRE conference 2016

    Aija Kukkala (Speaker: Presenter)
    26 Sep 201630 Sep 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. EU European Ecosystem Services Conference

    Aija Kukkala (Speaker: Presenter)
    19 Sep 201623 Sep 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest prizes

  1. University of Helsinki PhD dissertation award 2017

    Aija Kukkala (Recipient), Apr 2018

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Latest projects

  1. Global Environmental Decision Analysis

    Moilanen, A., Lehtomäki, J., Kukkala, A., Toivonen, T., Di Minin, E. & Kullberg, P.

    Unknown funder

    01/01/201131/12/2015

    Project: Research project

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