Joonas Plaan is a lecturer in anthropology. In his Ph.D. dissertation, he studied how climate change affects inshore fisheries in Newfoundland, Canada. Joonas has done fieldwork among different fishing communities in Estonia. Currently, he is also working for the Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF) as a sustainable fisheries expert and board member. He is also a board member of the Centre of Environmental History (KAJAK).

Main tasks

Teaching: Environmental anthropology

BA and MA thesis supervision

Anthropology BA program curator

Areas of research

Human-environment interactions, including:

environmental anthropology

political ecology

environmental history

landscape studies


Baltic Sea and North-Atlantic fishing communities