• 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 2010 2018

Publications 1997 2019

Sexual selection and sexual conflict

Candolin, U., 2019, Encyclopedia of Ecology, 2nd edition. Taft, G., Nicholls, M. & Willis, M. (eds.). Elsevier, Vol. 1. p. 310-218

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientificpeer-review

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Adaptedness of Behavior

Candolin, U., 26 May 2018, Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Vonk, J. & Shackelford, T. K. (eds.). Cham: Springer International Publishing AG

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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Environmental disturbance alters the ecological impact of an invading shrimp

Candolin, U., Bertell, E. & Kallio, J., 5 May 2018, In : Functional Ecology. 32, 5, p. 1370 1378 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Habitat deterioration, signals and conservation

Candolin, U., 2018, Encyclopedia of Animal Behaviour. Choe, J. (ed.). 2nd Edition ed. Elsevier Scientific Publ. Co

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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Long-term changes in a zooplankton community revealed by the sediment archive

Vehmaa, A., Katajisto, T. & Candolin, U., 2 Nov 2018, In : Limnology and Oceanography. 63, 5, p. 2126-2139

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Activities 2003 2018

BBSRC (External organisation)

Ulrika Candolin (Assessment)
16 Jul 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

BioScience (Journal)

Ulrika Candolin (Reviewer)
13 Nov 2018

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

Israel Science Foundation (External organisation)

Ulrika Candolin (Expert)
15 Mar 2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Evolution Montpellier 2018: II Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology

Ulrika Candolin (Attendee)
18 Aug 201822 Aug 2018

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

Oecologia (Journal)

Ulrika Candolin (Reviewer)
11 Feb 2018

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

Press / Media

Tiedeykkönen: Meri hädässä

Anu Susanna Vehmaa

24/07/2015

1 media contribution

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Nuoret Mestarit: Merentutkijamestari

Anu Susanna Vehmaa

10/11/2014

1 media contribution

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Kvanthopp

Anna Ulrika Candolin

27/03/2014

1 media contribution

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