Ongoing Research at NRHU

Environment, Nature and Society

The Environment, Nature and Society research section concentrates on interactions between humans and nature. We apply interdisciplinary approaches and a wide variety of natural and social science research methods. These approaches involve social-ecological systems, natural resource management, governance, and sustainability analysis. We also work with environmental policies and Sustainable Development Goals, practical application of the ecosystem services concept, biodiversity conservation and restoration, policy and planning for food security and preservation of agricultural land, nature and fishing tourism development, and environmental conflicts. Our work is conducted in collaboration with stakeholders at different governance levels, from local communities and organisations to governmental authorities. Our main focal systems include coastal habitats, pollution, fisheries and aquaculture systems.

Ongoing projects

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Energy, Resources and Society

The Energy, Resources and Society theme focuses on highly topical and problem-oriented interdisciplinary research concerned with the sustainable use and management of energy and natural resources underpinning contemporary modern society. We analyse energy-resources-society nexuses by implementing both natural and social science approaches. The focal research areas include challenges and threats concerned with, among others, sustainable cities and infrastructure, energy transitions, as well as long-term resource and energy supply and security, and the effect of natural and anthropogenic processes on climate change.

Ongoing Research Projects

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Last modified: 2023-09-27