Dept. of Economics and Society, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Helsinki, Finland
Liisa Tyrväinen works as a Research Professor at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) in Helsinki. She has long experience in teaching and interdisciplinary research work regarding amenity benefits of forests and other types nature areas with a strong focus on cultural ecosystem services. A key theme of her research teams’ work has been to measure health and social benefits of forests and other nature areas. She has also led research linked to payments models for forest ecosystem services and has developed approaches to integrate amenity values of nature in land-use and environmental planning. Her research team currently investigates the demand and sustainability of outdoor recreation as well as potentials of real and virtual nature environments in promoting human health and well-being.