Nora Fagerholm
Adjunct professor (Docent), Academy Research Fellow

Academy Research Fellow, Geography (Department of Geography and Geology)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography and Geology (Department of Geography and Geology)

ncfage@utu.fi
+358 29 450 3572
+358 50 466 7129

Vesilinnantie 5
Turku
Natura
Office: Room 441



Areas of expertise
Participatory GIS (PGIS), Public participation GIS (PPGIS); socio-ecological systems; landscape values; ecosystem and landscape services; green infrastructure; landscape research; landscape sustainability science; landscape characterisation; land use and land cover dynamics; participatory spatial planning; 3D virtual landscapes; 3D city models: national parks
spatial expertise: Europe, Tanzania (Zanzibar), the Faroe Islands


Biography

I am a Adjunct professor (Docent) in participatory landscape research (2017) at the University of Turku. Currently, since September 2019, I am an Academy Research Fellow and principal investigator of the Academy of Finland funded research project Wellbeing benefits of urban green infrastructure mapped through participation and 3D virtual landscapes (GreenPlace 2019-24).

I hold a PhD in Geography (2012) from the Department of Geography at University of Turku. I spent my main post-doctoral researcher phase 2014-18 at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management. In 2018, I have also spent a short post-doctoral phase at Aalto University, Department of Built Environment. In 2018-19 I was university lecturer in geoinformatics at University of Turku.



Research

I am a human geographer and landscape researhcer whose research has for the most part focused on participatory spatial plannning and applying GIS for participation in place-based assessments of local experiential knowledge on ecosystem services and landscapes.

My research has increased understanding of the role of socio-cultural values
and perceptions for transdisciplinary planning and management of sustainable societies. My research interests link to a holistic understanding of human-environment interactions in spatial context and are situated at the interface of human and natural sciences. In general, I have applied an integrated human geography and landscape ecological perspective to promote sustainable planning and management of multifunctional landscapes under the social-ecological systems framework.

I have methodological interest in integration of expert and local knowledge, aiming to enhance a transdisciplinary approach in landscape management. Recently, I have developed my research interests to integrating emerging spatial information and technologies (such as 3D virtual landscapes and 3D city models) to promote participatory approaches for assessing perceived quality of the environment in a place-based way.





Teaching
I held the university lecturer in geoinformatics position at the University of Turku 2018-19. I have been teaching in the fields of PPGIS/PGIS, GIS, remote sensing, cartography, urban planning, landscape management, spatial planning, and regional and development geography at the universities of Turku, Copenhagen, Dar es Salaam and Vaasa in Finnish and in English. I have teaching experience since 2006 at the undergraduate (BSc, MSc) and postgraduate (PhD) level. I have also been involved in geospatial data and field data collection training of in Tanzanian academic and government institutions in development cooperation and consultancy projects.

I am currently responsible teacher for the course MAAN7340 Participation, Spatial Planning and GIS and supervise  Master's and Doctoral theses.


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)

Cross-site analysis of perceived ecosystem service benefits in multifunctional landscapes (2019)
Global Environmental Change
Nora Fagerholm, Mario Torralba, Gerardo Moreno, Marco Girardello, Felix Herzog, Stephanie Aviron, Paul Burgess, Josep Crous-Duran, Nuria Ferreiro-Domínguez, Anil Gravesh, Tibor Hartel, Vlad Măcicăsan, Sonja Kay, Anastasia Pantera, Anna Varga, Tobias Plieninger
(
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)

Perceived ecosystem services synergies, trade-offs, and bundles in European high nature value farming landscapes (2019)
Landscape Ecology
Plieninger T., Torralba M., Hartel T., Fagerholm N.
(
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)

A management perspective to using Public Participation GIS in planning for visitor use in national parks (2018)
Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Miisa Pietilä, Nora Fagerholm
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A social-ecological analysis of ecosystem services supply and trade-offs in European wood-pastures (2018)
Science Advances
Torralba M, Fagerholm N, Hartel T, Moreno G, Plieninger T
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Assessment and valuation of recreational ecosystem services of landscapes (2018) Assessment and Valuation of Recreational Ecosystem Services: Recreational ES Hermes J, Van Berkel D, Burkhard B, Plieninger T, Fagerholm N, von Haaren C, Albert C
(
B1 Journal article)

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)

Forum: Social-Ecological System Archetypes for European Rangelands (2018)
Rangeland Ecology and Management
Tibor Hartel, Nora Fagerholm, Mario Torralba, Ágnes Balázsi, Tobias Plieninger
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Identifying and assessing the potential for conflict between landscape values and development preferences on the Faroe Islands (2018)
Global Environmental Change
Plieninger T., Rana H., Fagerholm N., Ellingsgaard G., Magnussen E., Raymond C., Olafsson A., Verbrugge L.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Using social media photos to explore the relation between cultural ecosystem services and landscape features across five European sites (2018)
Ecological Indicators
Oteros-Rozas E., Plieninger T., Martin-Lopez B., Bieling C., Fagerholm N
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Uusia menetelmiä luontokohteiden suunnitteluun (2018)
Turun Sanomat
Pietilä M., Fagerholm N.
(
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article)

Participatory GIS approaches for mapping ecosystem services (2017) Mapping Ecosystem Services Fagerholm Nora, Palomo Icnacio
(
A3 Book chapter)

Participatory mapping of landscape values in a Pan-European perspective (2017)
Landscape Ecology
Garcia-Martin M, Fagerholm N, Bieling C, Gounaridis D, Kizos T, Printsmann A, Muller M, Lieskovsky J, Plieninger T
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Assessing linkages between ecosystem services, land-use and well-being in an agroforestry landscape using public participation GIS (2016)
Applied Geography
Fagerholm N, Oteros-Rozas E, Raymond CM, Torralba M, Moreno G, Plieninger T
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

A systematic map of ecosystem services assessments around European agroforestry (2016)
Ecological Indicators
Fagerholm N., Plieninger T., Torallaba M., Burgess P. J
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Do European agroforestry systems enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services? A meta-analysis (2016)
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Torralba M, Fagerholm N, Burgess PJ, Moreno G, Plieninger T
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

The driving forces of landscape change in Europe: A systematic review of the evidence (2016)
Land Use Policy
Tobias Plieninger, Hélène Draux, Nora Fagerholm, Claudia Bieling,Matthias Bürgi, Thanasis Kizos, Tobias Kuemmerle, Jørgen Primdahl, Peter H. Verburg
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)


Last updated on 2019-21-09 at 02:19