Élise Lépy

University of Oulu

Élise Lépy is a researcher at the University of Oulu, Finland. She received her PhD in Geography from the University of Caen Basse-Normandie, France. Her dissertation dealt with Baltic Sea ice and its environmental and societal impacts. She has worked as a post-doctoral researcher for EU and Academy of Finland projects at Thule Institute and the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oulu, Finland. Her research interests include human-environment relationships in circumpolar areas with a particular focus on climate-related issues, environmental changes and societal implications. Those recent years, she has focused more precisely on climate change, reindeer herding, mining and tourism in Lapland. She is currently working for the Understanding the cultural impact and issues of Lapland mining project funded by the Academy of Finland and the PITCH project (Primary Industries and Transformational Change) funded by the Research Council of Norway.

You can reach Élise via e-mail: Elise.Lepy@oulu.fi