My main interests are the multiple interactions between people and nature, including the effects of land use change and climate change. Most of my research focuses on sub-arctic and boreal systems.
My research revolves around social-ecological systems - that is how people and nature influence each other. In particular, I am interested in how multiple interests placed on natural resources can be combined, and what trade-offs may be necessary to achieve them. This includes management of boreal forests by forestry, which are also essential for the Indigenous livelihood of reindeer husbandry.
Therefore, my work is often interdisciplinary, integrating ecological and ethnographic approaches to better understand the consequences of environmental change. Participatory research with reindeer herders is therefore an important part in my work.
Furthermore, I am investigating the effects of climate change on arctic-alpine vegetation by using data collected from long-term monitoring.