Florian Stammler holds a position as Research Professor in northern anthropology at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, where he coordinates the anthropology research team. He is also an Institute Associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK, where he has worked between 2003 and 2005 as a post-doctoral research associate.
He received his PhD from the Max-Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany, specialising in postsocialist transition studies on the example of Siberian Yamal reindeer herders. His publications are mainly on human-animal-environment relations, reindeer nomadism and the impact of the extractive industry on northern livelihoods - a topic he has been working since the mid 1990s.
He has also been working on relocation and sense of place among industrial migrants in the North, Arctic Urban industrial anthropology, and oral history of indigenous and incomer populations in the Russian and European Arctic. He has done extensive fieldwork in various regions of the North, with a special focus on West Siberia, Yakutia and European Russia.