Alix Varnajot

Postdoctoral Researcher

Faculty of Science

Alix Varnajot is a Postdoctoral Researcher based at the Geography Research Unit. He is involved in the Arctic Interactions (ArcI) interdisciplinary program, focusing on environmental changes and human-environmental relationships in the Arctic. His research interests include climate change adaptation, tourism geographies and environmental history in remote and peripheral areas such as the Polar regions. His current work focuses on the future of Arctic tourism in the Anthropocene, the impacts of climate change on Arctic societies and particularly on the tourism industry, as well as conceptual developments on dark tourism and last chance tourism. Alix holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Oulu (2020).

Research interests

  • Tourism geographies, Polar regions, climate change adaptation, Anthropocene, dark tourism, last chance tourism

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Geography Research Unit
P.O. Box 3000
FI-90014 University of Oulu