Taita Research Station

    Facility/equipment: Equipment

    • Location

      Kenya

    Equipments Details

    Description

    The Taita Research Station is a multidisciplinary research centre situated in the in Kenyan Taita Hills and owned by the University of Helsinki. This station, opened in 2011, is administrated by the Department of Geosciences and Geography of the Faculty of Science of the University of Helsinki. The Taita Research Station serves as a natural laboratory, ideally suited for research projects in fields such as natural sciences, social sciences, ecology and evolutionary biology, plant and animal systematics, and microbial ecology. The Taita Hills are one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, and many endemic plant and animal species live in its surroundings. The area is particularly interesting due to changes in its natural conditions caused by topographic variation (500 m up to 2,200 m) affecting the climate, flora, land use and human activities.

    Fields of Science and Free Keywords

    • 1171 Geosciences
    • 119 Other natural sciences
    • 519 Social and economic geography

    Research Output

    Sensitivity of tropical pendant bryophytes: results from a translocation experiment along an elevation gradient

    Stam, Å. C. S., Anttila, J., Pellikka, P. K. E. & Rikkinen, J. K., 2020, In : Annales Botanici Fennici. 57, p. 71–81

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    File

    Plant Treasures of Taita Hills (documentary film)

    Rikkinen, J. K., Pellikka, P. K. E. & Laine, T., 1 Oct 2019

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsScientific

    Predictive mapping of mosquito distribution based on environmental and anthropogenic factors in Taita Hills, Kenya

    Uusitalo, R. J., Siljander, M., Culverwell, C. L., Mutai, N., Forbes, K. M., Vapalahti, O. & Pellikka, P. K. E., Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 76, p. 84-92 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Projects

    Activities

    AFRICA 2030- STRENGHTENING THE CAPACITY OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO HANDLE THE CHALLENGES OF A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT - THE 3rd SYMPOSIUM ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

    Tino Johansson (Speaker: Keynote)
    23 Jan 202024 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

    MSc thesis supervision of Anni Salla

    Markku Löytönen (Supervisor), Tino Johansson (Supervisor)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

    Development Research Programme, DEVELOP

    Petri Pellikka (Speaker)
    6 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Interview for an online article on Desert locusts in Maailma.net

    Tino Johansson

    29/04/2020

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media