Janne Hukkinen


    Research areas

  • 5142 Social policy - Environmental Policy, environmental sociology, Sustainability, Cognitive Linguistics, industrial ecology, science and technology studies, science studies, futures research, Arctic studies
Further information on the affiliationProfessor of environmental policy, joint position with Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

Curriculum Vitae


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
MSc, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1984


Socio-cognitive aspects of sustainability assessment and strategy, with empirical applications in participation and expertise in environmental and technology policies relating to energy, forest, water and the Arctic


Professor of environmental policy, University of Helsinki, joint position with Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry *** Editor, Ecological Economics (Elsevier) *** Consulting Editor, Global Challenges (Wiley) *** Associate Editor, Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences (Taylor & Francis) *** Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Learning and Change (Inderscience) *** Expert Counsellor on the Environment, Supreme Administrative Court of Finland *** Chair of Advisory Board, Finnish Environment Institute *** Member of Panel of Experts, Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development *** Member of Board of Trustees, WWF Finland


Sustainability Networks: Cognitive Tools for Expert Collaboration in Social-Ecological Systems (Routledge, London, 2008) *** Institutions in Environmental Management: Constructing Mental Models and Sustainability (Routledge, London, 1999) *** Promoting Interdisciplinary Research: The Case of the Academy of Finland (Academy of Finland, Helsinki, 2005) *** Reindeer Management in Northernmost Europe: Linking Practical and Scientific Knowledge in Social-Ecological Systems (Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2006) *** Over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles or book chapters


Finnish Foundations’ Professor Pool sabbatical year research fellowship, 2014 *** Member of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, since 2012 *** Academy of Finland senior fellow and visiting scholar, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006 *** World Futures Studies Federation XIII World Conference Editorial Committee's Special Mention, 1993 *** Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1990-1991 *** American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Environmental Science and Engineering fellow, Washington DC, 1990 *** Harold D. Lasswell award for the best article in Policy Sciences, 1990


Professor of environmental protection (esp. environmental strategies and technology assessment), Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1999-2008 *** Director and professor of the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, 1996-1999 *** Associate professor of environmental management, Maastricht School of Management, the Netherlands, 1993-1996 *** Member of the Council of the University of the Arctic, 1998-2001

Latest publications

  1. Peer review has its shortcomings, but AI is a risky fix

    Hukkinen, J. I. 30 Jan 2017 In : WIRED.

    Research output: ProfessionalArticle

  2. Kirje, joka nostatti myrskyn – esipuhe tutkijoiden metsäjulkilausumalle

    Hukkinen, J. I., Kotiaho, J. S. & Vesala, T. V. 2017 In : Alue ja ympäristö. 46, 1, p. 46-51

    Research output: ProfessionalArticle

  3. Kaivoksen vastuullista ylösajoa kannattaa harkita

    Hukkinen, J. I. 8 Jun 2016 In : Helsingin Sanomat. 8.6.2016, p. B30 1 p.

    Research output: General publicArticle

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Latest activities

  1. External examiner of doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

    Hukkinen, J. (Supervisor)
    15 Jul 201717 Aug 2017

    Activity: ExaminationPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

  2. Publication seminar of the Finnish translation of Anthony Barnosky's book "The End Game"

    Hukkinen, J. (Speaker)
    8 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. Energy Research & Social Science (Journal)

    Hukkinen, J. (Reviewer)
    2 Apr 20172 May 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

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