• P.O.Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1), Biocentre 3

    00014 University of Helsinki

    Finland

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

We investigate how organisms respond to the rapid environmental changes that we humans are causing. Much of the work is focused on behavioural responses, but recently we have extended our work to encompass also other phenotypic changes, such as morphological changes, and to link these to genetic changes.

 

Our research has two main focus areas: one that focusses on current responses of organisms to environmental change, and another that focusses on past responses.


A)    Projects on currents responses concentrate on behavioural responses to environmental change. This is because behavioural responses often represent the first response to changing conditions. They can either facilitate or hamper adaptation to rapid environmental changes, which in turn can have consequences for the abundance and distribution of populations.

B)    Projects on past responses use the information hidden in the sediments of aquatic ecosystems to determine how past zooplankton populations have responded to past environmental changes. Using resurrection ecology, paleolimnology and paleogenomics, we relate past phenotypic and genetic changes to documented environmental changes. This increases our knowledge of how organisms respond to altered conditions, which will help us predict the future.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects

Publications

Habitat deterioration relaxes resource competition and sexual selection in the threespine stickleback

Henriksson, E. & Candolin, U., 1 Aug 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Oikos.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Mechanisms behind bottom-up effects: Eutrophication increases fecundity by shortening the interspawning interval in stickleback

Saarinen, A. & Candolin, U., 17 Jul 2020, In : PeerJ.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Population growth correlates with increased fecundity in three-spined stickleback populations in a human-disturbed environment.

Candolin, U. & Voigt, H-R., 10 Jan 2020, In : Aquatic Sciences. 82, 2, 7 p., 21.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Reproduction under light pollution: maladaptive response to spatial variation in artificial light in a glow-worm

Elgert, C. B. C., Hopkins, J., Kaitala, A. & Candolin, U., 15 Jul 2020, In : Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Time spent in distinct life-history stages has sex-specific effects on reproductive fitness in wild Atlantic salmon

Mobley, K. B., Granroth-Wilding, H., Ellmen, M., Orell, P., Erkinaro, J. & Primmer, C. R., Mar 2020, In : Molecular Ecology. 29, 6, p. 1173-1184 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Activities

Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences (Journal)

Ulrika Candolin (Reviewer)
21 Jun 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Biological Reviews (Journal)

Ulrika Candolin (Reviewer)
9 Mar 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

BiodivERsA (External organisation)

Ulrika Candolin (Expert)
19 May 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Journal)

Ulrika Candolin (Reviewer)
27 Mar 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

National Science Centre (NCN), Poland (External organisation)

Ulrika Candolin (Board member)
12 Feb 202014 Feb 2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Press / Media

Yle Vega, Smältpunkt 2.0

Ulrika Candolin

05/07/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Science magazine

Ulrika Candolin

20/06/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Tiedeykkönen: Meri hädässä

Anu Vehmaa

24/07/2015

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Nuoret Mestarit: Merentutkijamestari

Anu Vehmaa

10/11/2014

1 Media contribution

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Kvanthopp

Ulrika Candolin

27/03/2014

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media