Nuccio Mazzullo

Nuccio Mazzullo
University of Lapland · Arctic Centre

PhD

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Publications (21)
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Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are semi-domesticated animals adapted to the challenging conditions of northern Eurasia. Adipose tissues play a crucial role in northern animals by altering gene expression in their tissues to regulate energy homoeostasis and thermogenic activity. Here, we perform transcriptome profiling by RNA sequencing of adipose tis...
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Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) are semi-domesticated animals adapted to the challenging arctic conditions of northern Eurasia. Adipose tissues play a crucial role in animals living in northern environments by altering gene expression in their tissues to regulate energy homeostasis and thermogenic activity. Here, we performed transcriptome profiling b...
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The use of Sámi cultures in the Finnish tourism business has been problematic for many decades. The aim of this article is to explore how the notion of cultural sensitivity could help to find alternative approaches and new solutions to this situation, especially for Sámi tourism. For this purpose, a systematic literature review method was used to e...
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The report offers an overview of tourism development in Finnish Lapland with a focus on cultural sensitivity. What does cultural sensitivity mean? Why it is important to discuss culturally sensitive tourism in Finnish Lapland? How could cultural sensitivity be enhanced, and what kinds of challenges might it present? These questions are approached w...
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Julkaisussa luodaan yleiskatsaus Suomen Lapin matkailun nykytilaan ja tulevaisuuteen kulttuurisensitiivisyyden näkökulmasta. Mitä kulttuurisensitiivisyys tarkoittaa? Miksi sen huomioiminen Lapin matkailussa on tärkeää? Miten sitä voitaisiin vahvistaa ja mitä haasteita siihen sisältyy? Kysymyksiä tarkastellaan erityisesti saamelaisten kulttuurien nä...
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This transnational report approaches current tourism development in the Arctic through the lens of cultural sensitivity. What does cultural sensitivity mean? In which ways can Indigenous peoples and other local communities utilize their cultural heritage and contemporary life in creating successful tourism products and services? Based on a tourist...
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Semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) have adapted and survived in harsh northern and even arctic conditions where the temperature can fall below-50°C. Adipose tissues play vital role for cold adaptation by altering gene expressions in the tissues in order to supply energy and maintain thermogenic activity. To get insights into the seasona...
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This paper examines the relocation of the Skolt Sámi people from Russia to Finland in the first half of the 20th century. Based on empirical fieldwork and a review of literature and reports, I investigate both the decision-making and the place-making processes in the region of Sevettijärvi, Finnish Upper Lapland. This article gives an account of th...
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This volume is devoted to aspects of space that have thus far been largely unexplored. How space is perceived and cognised has been discussed from different stances, but there are few analyses of nomadic approaches to spatiality. Nor is there a sufficient number of studies on indigenous interpretations of space, despite the importance of territory...
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This paper refers to some aspects of the theoretical anthropological debate on the perception of time and I shall argue, following Ingold (2000) that amongst the Sámi people time is understood as an unfolding of interrelated tasks, rather than as a linear succession of standardised and arbitrary units. I also argue that the Sámi perception of time...
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The paper explores the importance of constructing identities and space and how these are fundamental in shaping Sami identity and territoriality. During the past two decades the northern region of Finnish Lapland has seen an increased attention on conflicts that have sparked between state and local communities about the use of forest resources. In...
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"In this paper I consider the historical development that marked the beginning of Finnish environmental policies in the mid-nineteenth century that resulted in the foundation of the first national parks in the north of Finland and in some important laws, passed by the Finnish government, aimed at rationalising felling strategies. After the Second W...
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Good to Eat, Good to Live with: Nomads and Animals in Northern Eurasia and Africa / edited by Florian Stammler, Hiroki Takakura. 2010 (Northeast Asian Study Series 11)

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The goal of this project is to combine research and development work in order to promote economic activities based on the specialization on Lapland Cattle (officially called Northern Finncattle), a local cattle breed with many outstanding qualities but classified as endangered. - The project has four work packages: Special characteristics of the Lapland Cattle's milk and meat (WP 1); Further processing of milk and meat of the Lapland Cattle, product development, price formation and profitability of production (WP 2); The specificity of the Lapland Cattle breed, experience-based knowledge of participating farmers, and increased public awareness of the breed (WP 3); and Administration and communication (WP 4). - The project is implemented by the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland (leader), in co-operation with the Natural Resources Institute Finland, and Kemi-Tornionlaakso’s Vocational College Lappia.
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The Lapland Cattle, officially Northern Finncattle, is a local, endangered cattle breed which is well adapted to the arctic environment, but whose specificity, adaptability and many outstanding qualities are little utilized as compared to what opportunities they offer to support their farmers and revival of the breed. The goal of this project is to combine academic research and development work in order to promote business activities based on specialization on the Lapland Cattle. The project is divided into four work packages: Special characteristics of the Lapland Cattle's milk and meat (WP 1); Further processing of milk and meat of the Lapland Cattle, product development, price formation and profitability of production (WP 2); The specificity of the Lapland Cattle breed, experience-based knowledge of present farmers, and promotion of public awareness of the breed (WP 3); Administration and communication (WP 4). The project is conducted during 2020 - 2023 by the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland in co-operation with the Natural Resources Institute Finland and Kemi-Tornionlaakso’s Vocational College Lappia. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
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The project ‘Culturally Sensitive Tourism in the Arctic’ - ARCTISEN – has been designed to support tourism start-ups and existing small and medium-sized enterprises. With more tourists interested in experiencing the Arctic, there is a growing demand for innovative tourism products that draw on the rich natural and cultural heritages of the region. The aim of the project is to develop a network of companies offering new and innovative culturally sensitive arctic tourism products that will meet the needs of the tourists and the locals. The countries involved in the project are Finland, Sweden, Norway, Canada and Denmark / Greenland. In all these countries, people are seeking viable ways of maintaining their livelihoods and lifestyles and this project aims at achieving precisely this goal. The transnational cooperation envisaged among project partners will produce, for instance, toolkits for tourism product and business development, a culturally sensitive tourism business cluster and new culturally sensitive tourism products and business innovations based on the knowledge gained in the project activities such as workshops, test visits, and online courses. These activities will help start-ups and SMEs to turn their place-based opportunities into economically viable tourism businesses. The novelty of ARCTISEN lies in its facilitating transnational cooperation that will enable entrepreneurs to craft culturally sensitive tourism products in the Arctic. Through transnational business networks, the project will contribute to the creation of a more positive business climate for tourism companies – and to making the participating regions more economically robust and versatile in general. http://www.interreg-npa.eu/projects/funded-projects/