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PhD Student, University of Helsinki

Christoph is a cartographer and geographic information scientist and currently pursues his PhD at the University of Helsinki, Finland, working in a project that looks into how, where, in what kind of commodities and to what extent wildlife trade is taking place on social media.

Previous stations in Christoph’s career include the University of Salzburg, Austria, where he researched how urban transformation can be modelled, and the University of Vienna, Austria, where he developed cartographic tools for qualitative research. The ontological and epistemological challenges of employing cartography and geoinformation systems (GIS) as research methods stay in the forefront of Christoph’s research interest, as well as their technological advancement.

Chris loves the outdoors, hiking, cycling and running, and sometimes misses the mountains around where he grew up.


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    PhD Student, University of Helsinki