Élise Lépy is a researcher at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Oulu working for research projects in Cultural Anthropology and Archaeology. She holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France (2009). Her dissertation dealt with “Baltic Sea ice and its environmental and societal impacts on coastal waters of the Bay of Bothnia and the Gulf of Riga”. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher for EU and Academy of Finland projects at Thule Institute and the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oulu, Finland. Her research interests include human-environment relationships in circumpolar areas with a particular focus on climate-related issues, environmental changes and societal implications. Those recent years, she has focused more precisely on climate change, reindeer herding, mining and tourism in Lapland. She is currently working for the Understanding the cultural impact and issues of Lapland mining project funded by the Academy of Finland and the PITCH project (Primary Industries and Transformational Change) funded by the Research Council of Norway. She is also a member of the Nordic Centre of Excellence REXSAC (Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities) funded by Nordforsk.
She has mostly lectured courses in geography at University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France (2005-2006), the University of Le Havre, France (2006-2008), and the University of Oulu (since 2010). She is currently teaching for the Scandinavian Studies Programme of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Oulu.
Research gate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elise_Lepy
Current research projects
REXSAC (Nordic Centre of Excellence on Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities, 2016-2020) funded by Nordforsk
Understanding the cultural impact and issues of Lapland mining (2014-2018) funded by the Academy of Finland under the ARKTIKO programme
PITCH (Primary Industries and Transformational Change, 2014-2018) funded by the Research Council of Norway
Older research projects
CLICHE (Impacts of climate change on Arctic environment, ecosystem services and society, 2011-2014) funded by the Academy of Finland under FICCA programme
DILACOMI (Different Land use Activities and local Communities in Mining projects – model for the best regulation and practices, 2011-2013), funded by TEKES
EU Life+ project VACCIA (Vulnerability assessment of ecosystem services for climate change impacts and adaptation, 2009-2011)
FiDiPro programme Human-Environment Relations in the North: resource development, climate change and resilience (2009-2011)
Last updated: 23.10.2017