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Siiri Külm is a Junior Researcher at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Chair of Environmental Protection and Landscape Management. She holds a MSc in Engineering (Landscape Architecture) and a BSc in Environmental Protection, both from Estonian University of Life Sciences. Currently she is a PhD student under the supervision of Professor Kalev Sepp. She is interested in cultural changes and ther effects on landscapes. Siiri has worked in and lead several research projects on different environmental subjects in Estonia. For example she has participated in research projects dealing with integrated coastal and marine planning (consentrated in human-ecological networks); evaluated social, economical and ecological aspects in forest management (for State Forest Management Center); evaluated and mapped cultural hertage objects; etc. She is currently leading project mapping and assessing of priority ecosystem services by ecosystems on national scale in Estonia. Siiri is coordinating research activities of FIDELIO project in Matsalu National Park, Estonia.


Recent publications and reports

Nikoleta Jones, James McGinlay, Angela Jones et al. (2021) COVID-19 and protected areas: Impacts, conflicts and possible management solutions, Conservation Letters, e12800


Vassilis Gkoumas, James McGinlay, Andreas Kontoleon, Nikoleta Jones (2021) National Park of East Macedonia and Thrace, Greece: Exploring local perceptions of the National Park and its social impacts. Fidelio report no. 4  


James McGinlay, Vassilis Gkoumas, Jens Holtvoeth et al. (2020) The Impact of COVID-19 on the management of European Protected Areas and Policy Implications, Forests, 11 (11) 1214


Jens Holtvoeth, Nikoleta Jones (2020) Eifel National Park: Exploring views of local residents on the National Park and the impact of COVID-19. Fidelio report no. 3


Jones N., Graziano M., Dimitrakopoulos P.G. (2020) Social impacts of European Protected Areas and policy recommendations. Environmental Science and Policy, 112, 134-140


Jones N., Malesios C., Kantargis A., Dimitrakopoulos P.G. (2020) The role of location and social impacts of Protected Areas on subjective wellbeing. Environmental Research Letters, In press


Jones N., McGinlay J. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 restrictions on local communities of Peak District National Park and management options during the pandemic. Fidelio Report no. 2