Maija Taka

Maija Taka

Academic Coordinator
T213 Built Environment
Academic Coordinator
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Tietoa minusta

I worked as a post-doctoral researcher in Water and Environmental Engineering (Dept. of Built Environment, School of Engineering) and as a project coordinator in the Majakka project (2017-2021). y main responsibility was to develop structures and processes for doctoral education and facilitate co-creation of the research group culture.

As an academic coordinator (2022-) I continue the research-based doctoral education development in the whole School of Engineering. Additionally, my passion is to support sustainability by urban water management, focusing especially on water quality and floods.

My key areas are doctoral education, supervision, leadership, life-long learning, project management and urban runoff themes. Should you have any questions, I’m happy to help!


Ph.D. (2017) in Geography (University of Helsinki, Finland)

M.Sc. (2012) in Geography (University of Helsinki, Finland)

[email protected]
Tietotie 1 E 02150 Espoo Finland


Doctoral education, Academic supervision, Hydrology, Water quality, Spatial analysis, Water resources, Urban hydrology, Geography


Best Research Paper 2023 Award

Award or honor granted for a specific work Water and Environmental Eng. Sep 2023


  • Water and Environmental Eng., Postdoctoral Researcher


Finding Common Ground: Comparing Finnish and U.S. Engineering Design Graduate Students’ Conceptualizations of Interdisciplinary Education

Margaret Webb, Xiaoqi Feng, Hanna Aarnio, Julia Sundman, Felicity Bilow, Maija Taka, Marie Paretti, Marko Keskinen 2024 2024 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

To Withdraw, Investigate, Negotiate Or Integrate? Students' Coping Strategies With Disorienting Dilemmas In Interdisciplinary Project Courses

Xiaoqi Feng, Julia Sundman, Hanna Aarnio, Maija Taka, Marko Keskinen, Olli Varis 2023 SEFI 2023 - 51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education

World’s human migration patterns in 2000–2019 unveiled by high-resolution data

Venla Niva, Alexander Horton, Vili Virkki, Matias Heino, Maria Kosonen, Marko Kallio, Pekka Kinnunen, Guy J. Abel, Raya Muttarak, Maija Taka, Olli Varis, Matti Kummu 2023

From Rookies To Synthesis: Agile Solutions For Sustainable Doctoral Studies

Maija Taka, Jaana Suviniitty, Olli Varis 2023 SEFI 2023 - 51st Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education

Crop Yield Loss Risk Is Modulated by Anthropogenic Factors

Pekka Kinnunen, Matias Heino, Vilma Sandström, Maija Taka, Deepak K. Ray, Matti Kummu 2022

Heavy metals from heavy land use? Spatio-temporal patterns of urban runoff metal loads

Maija Taka, Nora Sillanpää, Tero Niemi, Lassi Warsta, Teemu Kokkonen, Heikki Setälä 2022

Atmospheric deposition and precipitation are important predictors of inorganic nitrogen export to streams from forest and grassland watersheds : a large-scale data synthesis

P. H. Templer, J. L. Harrison, F. Pilotto, A. Flores-Díaz, P. Haase, W. H. McDowell, R. Sharif, H. Shibata, D. Blankman, A. Avila, U. Baatar, H. R. Bogena, I. Bourgeois, J. Campbell, T. Dirnböck, W. K. Dodds, M. Hauken, I. Kokorite, K. Lajtha, I. L. Lai, H. Laudon, T. C. Lin, S. R.M. Lins, H. Meesenburg, P. Pinho, A. Robison, M. Rogora, B. Scheler, P. Schleppi, R. Sommaruga, T. Staszewski, M. Taka 2022

Climate change risks pushing one-third of global food production outside the safe climatic space

Matti Kummu, Matias Heino, Maija Taka, Olli Varis, Daniel Viviroli 2021

Global migration is driven by the complex interplay between environmental and social factors

Venla Niva, Marko Kallio, Raya Muttarak, Maija Taka, Olli Varis, Matti Kummu 2021