Public appearances, scientific committees, general public etc.
Ilkka Hanski (Participant)
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I have sat in many committees dealing with biodiversity conservation and related issues. I have frequently attended meetings in the Parliament, including interviewss by Parliamentary committees. I have committed much time to present research results to the general public. I have written two books in Finnish on biodiversity and its significance to the society: Kutistuva maailma (2007) and Viestejä saarilta (2007). The former book was published originally in English and it has been translated to Chinese and Russian as well as to Finnish. The latter book received the Lauri Jäntti Foundation’s prize in nonfiction literature. Over the years, I have written tens of short articles and given many newspaper, radio and TV interviews. I have been a member of the organizing committee of the Finnish Science Days (Tieteen päivät) for a decade, and I am currently the Chair of the organizing committee for the next event in 2011.