Niina Käyhkö
Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Geography (Department of Geography and Geology)
Geography Division
nivuore@utu.fi
+358 29 450 2403
+358 40 031 0427

Vesilinnantie 5
Turku
Natura
Office: 441


Areas of expertise
Geospatial research; Environmental Remote Sensing; Landscape Geography; Land Change Analysis; GIS; PGIS; Participatory mapping; Geospatial Competence Development; Development Research

Biography

Since January 2018, I have been an Associate Professor in Digital Geospatial Research at the Department of Geography and Geology. My professional career at UTU dates back to late 1990’s (MSc in Geography 1997, PhD Geography 2001). During my PhD I specialized in landscape change analysis with combined uses of digital geospatial data. I started as the University Lecturer in Geoinformatics in 2002 and since then my expertise has widened largely on the issues of geospatial data analysis and applications, geospatial training and stakeholder cooperation. From 2003 onwards, I have been intensively involved in research, education and development cooperation in Tanzania. I 2008, I was involved in the establishment of Finnish University Network in Geoinformatics (Fiuginet). In 2008 I received Adjunct Professorship in Landscape Geography. I have been post-doctoral research fellow at the Academy of Finland in 2006-07 and PI of two Academy Development Research projects (2010-13; 2014-2019). Additionally I have been leading around 15 projects with funding from the EU, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and private companies. Most of my research activities are in the interface of science and practice and I have strong emphasis on coupled research-education projects with competence development impacts. I am leader of the UTU Tanzania Team (http://tanzania.utu.fi/) and Head of UTU Geospatial resources (http://geospatial.utu.fi/).



Research

My research interests are broadly on combined uses and analyses of geospatial data and development of location-based methods for geographical research. My applied research interests are in developing geospatial approaches and methods for landscape and land change research and especially sustainable planning and management of land- and natural resources. Most of my research work combine quantitative and qualitative location-based and space/place-based methodologies and I enjoy working in the science-practice interface seeking for societal impacts from geospatial research. I am highly motivated to link scientific knowledge and practice into development cooperation and innovation development.



Teaching

I have geospatial teaching experience since 2002 at the undergraduate (BSc, MSc) and postgraduate (PhD) level at the Department of Geography and Geology. Since 2010 I have also been training geospatial experts in Tanzanian academic and government institutions in various development cooperation and consultancy projects. These have had both individual as well as institutional skills development objectives. From 2002 until 2017 my teaching portfolio consisted annually from several GIS and remote sensing courses at UTU. Additionally I have been teaching courses in landscape research/landscape ecology. From 2018 onwards, I am training mainly MSc and PhD level students who are specializing in geospatial research. I am/have been a supervisor of around 20 MSc theses and 7 PhDs.

Currently I am teaching on the following courses:
MAAN7760 Specialisation in Geospatial Research, 5 op
MAAN7764 Geospatial Data Management and Visualization, 5 op
MAAN7340 Participation, Spatial Planning and GIS, 5 op
MAAN7762 Remote Sensing of Environment, 5 op
EKOL4320 Spatial Biodiversity Informatics and Landscape Ecology, 5 op



Publications
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A bird’s eye view of my village – Developing participatory geospatial methodology for local level land use planning in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania (2019)
Landscape and Urban Planning
Eilola Salla, Käyhkö Niina, Ferdinands Andrew, Fagerholm Nora
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Adaptive Development of a Regional Spatial Data Infrastructure Facing Local Prospects and Socio-Technological Trends (2019)
Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series
Kalliola R, Käyhkö N, Jokela S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Ecosystem Services at the Archipelago Sea Biosphere Reserve in Finland: A Visitor Perspective (2019)
Sustainability
Viirret Elina, Raatikainen Kaisa Johanna, Fagerholm Nora, Käyhkö Niina, Vihervaara Petteri
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Modelling and Predicting the Growing Stock Volume in Small-Scale Plantation Forests of Tanzania Using Multi-Sensor Image Synergy (2019)
Forests
Ernest William Mauya, Joni Koskinen, Katri Tegel, Jarno Hämäläinen, Tuomo Kauranne, Niina Käyhkö
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Participatory mapping of forest plantations with Open Foris and Google Earth Engine (2019)
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
J. Koskinen, U. Leinonen, A. Vollrath, A. Ortmann, E. Lindquist, R. d'Annunzio, A. Pekkarinen, N. Käyhkö
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Place-based landscape services and potential of participatory spatial planning in multifunctional rural landscapes in Southern highlands, Tanzania (2019)
Landscape Ecology
Nora Fagerholm, Salla Eilola, Danielson Kisanga, Vesa Arki, Niina Käyhkö
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The role of place-based local knowledge in supporting integrated coastal and marine spatial planning in Zanzibar, Tanzania (2019)
Ocean and Coastal Management
Käyhkö N., Khamis Z., Eilola S., Virtanen E., Muhammad M., Viitasalo M., Fagerholm N.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Building geospatial competences in Tanzanian universities with open source solutions (2018)
International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
FOSS4G 2018 Käyhkö N., William C., Mayunga J., Makame M., Mauya E., Järvi A.
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Collaborative, Participatory Process of Landscape Character Mapping for Land and Forest Planning in Zanzibar, Tanzania (2018) Routledge Handbook of Landscape Character Assessment: Current Approaches to Characterisation and Assessment Käyhkö N, Fagerholm N, Khamis M, Hamdan SI, Muhammad JM
(
A3 Book chapter)

Contemporary spatial and environmental factors determine vascular plant species richness on highly fragmented meadows in Central Finland (2018)
Landscape Ecology
Kaisa J. Raatikainen, Anna Oldén, Niina Käyhkö, Mikko Mönkkönen, Panu Halme
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Geospatial expertise, cooperation networks and development potential in Tanzania (2018) Geospatial Technologies for All. Selected Papers of the 21th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science Niina Käyhkö, Harun Makandi, Msilikale Msilanga
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Global variation in the cost of increasing ecosystem carbon (2018)
Nature Climate Change
Markku Larjavaara, Markku Kanninen, Harold Gordillo, Joni Koskinen, Markus Kukkonen, Niina Käyhkö, Anne M. Larson, Sven Wunder
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Open foris and google earth engine linking expert participationwith natural resource mapping and remote sensing training in Tanzania (2018)
International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
FOSS4G 2018 Leinonen U., Koskinen J., Makandi H., Mauya E., Käyhkö N.
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Participatory mapping and planning tools developed for village land use planning practice (2018) Salla Eilola, Andrew Ferdinands, Niina Käyhkö, Kelvin Mveyange, Yusuf Ssessanga
(
D4 Published development or research report or study)

Urban expansion in Zanzibar City, Tanzania: Analyzing quantity, spatial patterns and effects of alternative planning approaches (2018)
Land Use Policy
Markus O.Kukkonen, Muhammad J.Muhammad, NiinaKäyhkö, Miska Luoto
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Geographical characterization of the Zanzibar coastal zone and its management perspectives (2017)
Ocean and Coastal Management
Zakaria A. Khamis, Risto Kalliola, Niina Käyhkö
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Platform-driven ecosystem prefacing for emerging markets in developing countries (2017)
CEUR Workshop Proceedings
Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Software Ecosystems Johannes Holvitie, Timo Vasankari, Antero Järvi, Salla Eilola, Sami Hyrynsalmi, Niina Käyhkö, and Harun Makandi
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Reducing classification error of grassland overgrowth by combing low-density lidar acquisitions and optical remote sensing data (2017)
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Pitkanen TP, Kayhko N
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Using change trajectories to study the impacts of multi-annual habitat loss on fledgling production in an old forest specialist bird (2017)
Scientific Reports
Le Tortorec E, Kayhko N, Hakkarainen H, Suorsa P, Huhta E, Helle S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Landscape history improves detection of marginal habitats on semi-natural grasslands (2016)
Science of the Total Environment
Pitkanen TP, Kumpulainen J, Lehtinen J, Sihvonen M, Kayhko N
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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