PhD dissertations

2022

Rauno Lust, environmental technology
Bioelectrochemical systems for enhanced removal of nitrate from water with a low electron donor concentration

Tauri Tampuu, geography
Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry as a tool for monitoring the dynamics of peatland surface

Najmeh Mozaffaree Pour, geography
Urban expansion in Estonia: monitoring, analysis, and modeling

Alisa Krasnova, geography
Greenhouse gas fluxes in hemiboreal forest ecosystems

Keit Kill, environmental technology
Nutrient fluxes regulation in an in-stream constructed wetland treating polluted agricultural runoff

Anniki Puura, geography
Relationships between personal social networks and spatial mobility with mobile phone data

 

2021

Gert Veber, geography
Greenhouse gas fluxes in natural and drained peatlands: spatial and temporal dynamics

Kertu Tiirik, environmental technology
Antibiotic resistance in connected engineered and natural aquatic environments

Johanna Pirrus, geography
Contemporary urban policies and planning measures in socialist-era large housing estates

Veronika Mooses, geography
Towards a more comprehensive understanding of ethnic segregation: activity space and the vicious circle of segregation

Ingmar Pastak, geography
Gentrification and displacement of long-term residents in post-industrial neighbourhoods of Tallinn

 

2020 

Iuliia Burdun, geography
Improving groundwater table monitoring for Northern Hemisphere peatlands
using optical and thermal satellite data

Birgit Viru, geography
Snow cover dynamics and its impact on greenhouse gas fluxes in drained peatlands in Estonia

Janika Raun, geography
Mobile positioning data for tourism destination studies and statistics

 

2019

Pille Metspalu, geography
The changing role of the planner. Implications of creative pragmatism in Estonian spatial planning

Kaie Kriiska, geography
Variation in annual carbon fluxes affecting the soil organic carbon pool and the dynamics of decomposition in hemiboreal coniferous forests

Kristiina Kukk, geography 
Understanding the vicious circle of segregation: the role of leisure time activities

 

2018

Kristjan Oopkaup, environmental technology
Microbial community and its relationship with pollutant removal in treatment wetlands

Kiira Mõisja, geography
Thematic accuracy and completeness of topographic maps

Kadi Mägi, geography
Ethnic residential segregation and integration of the Russian-speaking population in Estonia

Enel Pungas, geography
Differences in Migration Intentions by Ethnicity and Education: The Case of Estonia

Tanel Tamm, geography
Use of local statistics in remote sensing of grasslands and forests

Liisi Jakobson, geography
Mutual effects of wind speed, air temperature and sea ice concentration in the Arctic and their teleconnections with climate variability in the eastern Baltic Sea region

 

2017

Ülle Napa, geography
Heavy metals in Estonian coniferous forests

Jens-Konrad Preem, environmental technology
Forest soil bacterial community analysis using high-throughput amplicon sequencing

Mikk Espenberg, environmental technology
Impact of management on peatland microbiome and greenhouse gas emissions

Merle Muru, geography
GIS-based palaeogeographical reconstructions of the Baltic Sea shores in Estonia and adjoining areas during the Stone Age

Age Poom, geography
Spatial aspects of the environmental load of consumption and mobility

 

2016

Mari Nuga, geography
Soviet-era summerhouses. On homes and planning in post-socialist suburbia

Kuno Kasak, environmental technology
Greenhouse gas emissions and water treatment efficiency in subsurface flow filters using various substrates

Raili Torga, geography
The effects of elevated humidity, extreme weather conditions and clear-cut on greenhouse gas emissions in fast growing deciduous forests

 

2015

Teele Ligi, environmental technology
Bacterial community structure and its genetic potential for nitrogen removal in the soils and sediments of a created riverine wetland complex

Järvi Järveoja, geography
Fluxes of the greenhouse gases CO2, CH4 and N2O from abandoned peat extraction areas: Impact of bioenergy crop cultivation and peatland restoration

Mart Reimann, geography
Formation and Assessment of Landscape Recreational Values

Piret Pungas-Kohv, geography
Between maintaining and sustaining heritage in landscape: The examples of Estonian mires and village swings

 

2014

Kristi Anniste, geography
East - West migration in Europe: The case of Estonia after regaining independence

Jaanus Veemaa, geography
Recosnidering geography and power:policie ensembles, spatial knowledge, and the request for consistent imagination

Riina Vaht, geography
The impact of oil shale mine water on hydrological pathways and regime in northeast Estonia

Kaupo Mändla, geography
Southern cyclones in northern Europe and their influence on climate variability

Sven-Erik Enno, geography
Thunderstorm and lightning climatology in the Baltic countries and in northern Europe

Mart Külvik, geograafia
Ecological networks in Estonia — concepts and applications

Heno Sarv, geograafia
Indigenous Europeans east of Moscow: population and migration patterns of the largest Finno-Ugrian peoples in Russia from the 18th to the 20th centuries

Robert Szava-Kovats, geograafia
Assessment of stream sediment contamination by median sum of weighted residuals regression

Ain Kull, geograafia
Impact of weather and climatic fluctuations on nutrient flows in rural catchments

Tõnu Mauring, geograafia
Wastewater treatment weltlands in Estonia: efficiency and landscape analysis

Tiit Tammaru, geograafia
Linnastumine ja linnade kasv Eestis nõukogude aastatel

Garri Raagmaa, geograafia
Regional identity and public leaders in regional economic development

Эрки Таммиксаар, geograafia
Географические аспекты творчества Карла Бэра в 1830–1840 гг

Rein Ahas, geograafia
Spatial and temporal variability of phenological phases in Estonia

Kalev Sepp, geograafia
The methodology and applications of agricultural landscape monitoring in Estonia

Valdo Kuusemets, geograafia
Nitrogen and phosphorus transformation in riparian buffer zones of agricultural landscapes in Estonia

Eiki Berg, geograafia
Estonia’s northeastern periphery in politics: socio-economic and ethnic dimensions

Hannes Palang (1998), geograafia. Landscape changes in Estonia: the past and the future

Kjell Weppling (1997), geograafia. On the assessment of feasible liming strategies for acid sulphate waters in Finland

Kiira Aaviksoo (1993), geograafia. Application of Markov Models in Investigation of Vegetation and Land Use Dynamics in Estonian Mire Landscapes

Ülo Suursaar (1993), geograafia. Soome lahe avaosa ja Eesti rannikumere vee kvaliteedi analüüs

Urmas Peterson (1993), geograafia. Studies on Reflectance Factor Dynamics of Forest Communities in Estonia

Вийви Руссак (1991), geograafia. Солнечная радиация в Тыравере

Doktorantuur

Career conference „To new hights with a PhD degree!“

Professor Ülo Mander

Ülo Mander was elected as member of the Academy of Sciences in global change

Opening conference of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Land Use

Opening conference of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Land Use