Behavioural Ecologist, I investigate how animals respond to human-caused environmental changes - which species are able to adjust and which are not - and how do the responses influence population dynamics, community composition, and ecosystem function and services.
Associate Professor of long-term Sustainability Science
My present research focuses on understanding the ecological and climate related interlinkages with human activities in the present day and in the long-term historic past. I have a research perspective from natural sciences that is enriched by my own interdisciplinary training and collaborations outside my discipline. From my perspective, we need more transdisciplinary research efforts to be able to evaluate potential future pathways for society at large. We also need a more synthetic view of long-term changes, including cultural, social and political dimensions in addition to natural sciences. You can read more from my personal web-page: http://www.mv.helsinki.fi/home/jeronen/index.html
Sirkku is a professor of urban environmental policy at the Ecosystems and Environment Research Program at the University of Helsinki and the leader of our multidisciplinary research group Urban Environmental Policy. She is also a guest professor at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, Linköping University in Sweden
I am a professor of environmental change at the University of Helsinki, leader of ECRU and Arctic Avenue, member of HELSUS, as well as Vice-Dean of Societal Interaction of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. My major research topics include climate change and its ecological and societal impacts, with particular reference to longer-term climatic and environmental changes, carbon cycling, black carbon, peatland dynamics and Arctic regions.