Sara Heikonen

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Artistic and research interests

My doctoral thesis explores climate change related challenges and opportunities in global food crop production. More specifically, my current work focuses on the effects of changing temperature and moisture conditions on the global diversity of food crops.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Master's degree, Water and Environmental Engineering, Aalto University

Award Date: 26 Apr 2021

Bachelor's degree, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Aalto University

Award Date: 31 Jul 2018


  • Food security
  • climate change
  • spatial data


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