Maija Toivanen

MSc.
Doctoral Researcher
Physical geography, geodiversity

Geography
Faculty of Science

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Maija Toivanen

Maija Toivanen works as a doctoral researcher in Physical Geography Research Group. She is interested in biodiversity-geodiversity relationship and large-scale freshwater ecology. Her PhD focuses on a question whether geodiversity can be used as a surrogate for lake biodiversity and a measure of a conservation value in northern areas. Thesis has been funded by Maj & Tor Nessling Foundation and Societas Pro Fauna et Flora Fennica.

Alongside research, Toivanen teaches computer labs in basic and advanced geoinformatics courses in the University of Oulu.

Toivanen worked in the GlobalFood project in 2020–2021. Focus of the project is to model global accessibility to food resources using modern spatial analysis techniques.

Science communication is of special interest to Toivanen. She is studying science communication in the TIEMA master program in the University of Oulu.

 

Research interests

  • geodiversity
  • biodiversity
  • nature conservation
  • geographic information systems
  • large-scale freshwater ecology
  • biogeography

Researcher information

Research groups

7

publications

32

citation count of most cited publication

95

publications citations in total

4.00

H-index (Google Scholar)

Contact information

E-mail

maija.toivanen@oulu.fi

Visiting address

Pentti Kaiteran katu 1
Linnanmaa
90014 Oulu

Postal address

P.O. Box 3000
FI-90014 University of Oulu
Finland