Finnish, Swedish, Spanish
Environmental governance approaches, actors, policies, policy instruments and case studies; EU environmental and rural policies; sustainable development theories, challenges and solutions; historical and contemporary constructions of the third world and key actors; social science research approaches and methods.
MA Global Governance and Sustainable Development
SSC4604 Global governance for sustainable development
SSC4606/PRS4530 Environmental law and governance
School of Law Academic Integrity Tutor
Dr Juntti's research focusses on environmental governance, with particular attention to representation of humans and nature, the interplay of expert and lay knowledge and the processes through which evidence is recruited into governance. Her aim is to provide guidance for more effective and legitimate environmental policy and planning.
Empirically, Dr Juntti's research has focussed on the EU’s agricultural and rural development policies and the UN Convention on Combatting Desertification. She has also undertaken research in the UK and Brazil, examining the role of environmental policy in delivering socially just outcomes in disadvantaged urban contexts and the social impact of urban greenspace in regeneration.
Juntti, Meri and Ozsezer-Kurnuc, Sevda (2023) Factors influencing the realisation of the social impact of urban nature in inner-city environments: A systematic review of complex evidence. Ecological Economics , 211 . ISSN 0921-8009
Juntti, Meri and Ozsezer, Sevda (2022) The social impact of urban nature in regeneration indicators & guidance 2020-2021. Technical Report. London Development Trust.
Juntti, Meri (2022) Desertification: competing knowledge claims and land-management agendas. In: Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics. Harris, Paul G. , ed. Routledge, pp. 579-592. ISBN 9781032145808 (Accepted/In press)
Livingstone, Nicola and Gallent, Nick and Hamiduddin, Iqbal and Juntti, Meri and Stirling, Phoebe (2021) Beyond agriculture: alternative geographies of rural land investment and place effects across the United Kingdom. Land , 10 (11). ISSN 2073-445X
Juntti, Meri and Costa, Heloisa and Nascimento, Nilo O. (2021) Urban environmental quality and wellbeing in the context of incomplete urbanization in Brazil: integrating directly experienced ecosystem services into planning. Progress in Planning , 143 . pp. 1-22. ISSN 0305-9006
2015 SSN+ grant: Integrating Lay Perspectives into Understanding Urban Environmental Quality
2016-2017 Newton funding (RCUK/CONFAP): Developing the ecosystem approach to drive positive urban transformations
in the context of intersecting vulnerabilities (ADEPT)
2016-2017 RICS Research Trust: New Money in Rural Areas - assessing the impacts of investments in rural land assets
2019 CONFAP (Brazil): Visiting Professor at the University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
2021 HEIF: BlueGreen Impact Project with London Development Trust
2021 RTPI: Rural Planning in the 2020s