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I work at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Helsinki. My current research projects are connected with the human-forest relationship. The main data used in these qualitative researches are interviews and various institutions (such as legislation) and policy papers.
Our relationship with the forest can be defined as human-forest relationship (HFR). This relationship is the result of our individual history, family history, cultural background, the society where we live, and the forest surrounding us. HFR combines both historical and modern values and practices to reflect the constantly evolving global, national...
Our relationship with the forest can be defined as human-forest relationship (HFR). It is the result of our individual history, family history, cultural background, the society in which we live, and the forest surrounding us. This relationship, which combines both historical and modern values and practices, reflects the constantly evolving global,...
The Finnish forest workers' trade union and employers' organizations signed their first wage agreement in 1957 and first collective labour agreement in 1962. Many other sectors had concluded such agreements years earlier. This article challenges the widely accepted idea that collective labour agreements were becoming ubiquitous in Finnish industria...
The Finnish forest industry bought more than half of the timber used in factories and sawmills in the 1930s from non-industrial private forests (NIPF). This research investigates the rules conformed to this timber trade. The main research questions are: what were the rules that influenced the timber trade; and by whom they were set up? Attention is...
The project aims to describe the human-forest relationship of the Finnish immigrants in Canada. Over 20 Finnish Canadians were interviewed in Ontario, Thunder Bay area in early 2019. The interviewees were asked to tell how and what extent the forests have been part of their family and work history in Canada. The project is part of our bigger research project concentrating on the Finnish human-forest relationship.
The human-forest relationship, lively discussed in the current social debate, is often connected with different aims, values and feelings. However, the concept of human-forest relationship is ambiguous and scientifically poorly defined. This project aims to clarify the concepts connected with the human-forest relationship through literature reviews. Jaana Laine scrutinizes international research and Reetta Karhunkorva Finnish research on human-forest relationship. The project explains and summarizes previous research on human-forest relationship and theoretical frameworks and material used.