Tuuli Toivonen


Curriculum Vitae

I am tenure track professor of geoinformatics, with a keen interest on approaches and applications of geoinformatics in spatial planning. I am particularly intrigued by utilising open and big data sources and novel spatial analyses to support environmental and sustainable land use and urban planning.

I lead the multidisciplinary Digital Geography Lab with particular interest to:

  • Accessibility and mobility: Our Accessibility Research Group (now part of the broader lab) has been developing methods for multitemporal, multimodal accessibility analyses using open data sources since 2010.
  • Social media data for spatial, temporal and content analyses: Multidisciplinary Social media data for conservation science project 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


Latest publications

  1. Geoinformatiikan opetus muutoksessa

    Willberg, E. S., Muukkonen, P. & Toivonen, T. K. Oct 2017 In : Positio : paikkatiedon erikoislehti. 2017, 3, p. 14-16 3 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalD1 Article in professional journal

  2. Geoinformatiikan opetus Suomessa - tilannekatsaus vuonna 2016

    Willberg, E. S., Muukkonen, P. & Toivonen, T. K. 29 Sep 2017 Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Geography. 22 p. (Department of Geosciences and Geography C; no. C13)

    Publication: Book/anthologyD4 Published development or research report

  3. 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

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Opponent for Age Poom

    Toivonen, T. (Opponent)
    2 Mar 2017

    Activity: ExaminationOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  2. 19th AGILE Conference

    Toivonen, T. (Member of organizing committee)
    14 Jun 201617 Jun 2016

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

  3. OKM:n korkeakoulu- ja tiedepolitiikan osastokokous

    Toivonen, T. (Speaker: Presenter)
    7 Jun 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

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