Dr. Mia Landauer is an Associated Senior Research Fellow at ISDP, a senior researcher at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland, and a guest research scholar in the Advancing Systems Analysis Program of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. She has a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) in Geography from Finland, and a doctorate degree (Dr. nat. techn.) in Natural Resources and Life Sciences from the Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria.  

Her previous research projects have focused on environmental governance and climate change adaptation of the built environment, tourism, and traditional northern livelihoods. Her current research focuses on sustainable economic development in Arctic regions from the viewpoints of justice and resilience, exploring the impacts of climate change and land use development on Arctic ecosystems and communities, and aiming to develop innovative strategies for sustainability. She is coordinating a six-year transdisciplinary research project REBOUND on just green transition, led by the University of Lapland and funded by the Strategic Research Council of Finland. In this project she is also leading a work package focusing on the resilience and justice of Arctic local livelihoods under green transition.  

Her interdisciplinary approach combines policy analysis, community engagement, and environmental science, making significant contributions to both academic research and practical applications. Her work continues to shape the discourse on Arctic sustainability and climate policy across multiple levels of governance. 



Rasmus, S., Yletyinen, J., Sarkki, S., Landauer, M., Tuomi, M., Arneberg, M. K., … & Eronen, J. T. (2024). Policy documents considering biodiversity, land use, and climate in the European Arctic reveal visible, hidden, and imagined nexus approaches. One Earth, 7(2), 265-279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2023.12.010  

Landauer, M., Rasmus, S., & Forbes, B. C. (2021). What drives reindeer management in Finland towards social and ecological tipping points? Regional Environmental Change, 21(2), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-021-01757-3  

Landauer, M., & Juhola, S. (2019). Loss and damage in the rapidly changing Arctic. In Mechler, R., Bouwer, L., Schinko, T., Surminski, S., Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (eds.) Loss and damage from climate change. Climate Risk Management, Policy and Governance (pp. 425-447). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_18  

Grafakos, S., Trigg, K., Landauer, M., Chelleri, L., & Dhakar, S. (2019). Analytical framework to evaluate the level of integration of climate adaptation and mitigation in cities. Climatic Change 154(1-2), 87-106. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-019-02394-w  

Landauer, M., & Komendantova, N. (2018). Participatory environmental governance of infrastructure projects affecting reindeer husbandry in the Arctic. Journal of Environmental Management 223, 385-395. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.06.049  

Landauer, M., Klein, J., & Juhola, S. (2018). The role of scale in integrating adaptation and mitigation in cities. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 62(5), 741-765.  https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2018.1430022  

Landauer, M., Goodsite, M.E., & Juhola, S. (2017). National climate adaptation and tourism strategies – (How) are they interlinked? Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15022250.2017.1340540  

Landauer, M., Juhola, S., & Söderholm, M. (2015). Inter-relationships between adaptation and mitigation: A systematic literature review. Climatic Change 31(4), 505-517. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-015-1395-1