Kaarina Tervo-Kankare

Senior lecturer
Tourism geography

Faculty of Science

I work as a senior lecturer in geography research unit and hold the title of a docent in tourism research (Arctic tourism and changing environment) from University of Lapland. Nature-based tourism, especially in northern environments is my strongest expertise area.

In research, I have focused on studying the multifaceted relationship between tourism and climate change/global environmental change. My research closely deals with sustainability and so called responsible tourism and their development. I am also interested in tourism and regional development, accessible tourism and tourism geographies and their pedagogy.

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  • Sustainability
  • Global environmental change
  • Tourism

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