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Atte Penttilä

PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of South Florida
Chapter Fellow, Florida SSN
Chapter Member: Florida SSN

About Atte

Penttilä's research focuses on the environmental impacts of different land-use practices and the reasons for those specific practices. Overarching themes in Penttilä's writings include climate change, capitalism, community responses to environmental degradation. Penttilä serves as a USF affiliate to Strong Coasts NSF program.


"Quantifying Beetle-Mediated Effects on Gas Fluxes from Dung Pats" (with Eleanor M. Slade, Asko Simojoki, Terhi Riutta, Kari Minkkinen, and Tomas Roslin ). PLoS ONE 8, no. 8 (2013).

This research focuses on the effect of dung beetles on greenhouse (specifically carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) gas emissions from cow dung pats.