• Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki


Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Doctoral Programme in Wildlife Biology Research (Finnish acronym LUOVA) started in 1995 and was one of the first doctoral programmes founded in Finland. LUOVA is funded by the University of Helsinki and belongs to the Doctoral School in Environmental, Food and Biological Sciences (YEB).

LUOVA trains doctoral candidates in the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation, and management of natural populations and communities, as well as in taxonomy and systematics, and in computational biology. LUOVA covers both basic and applied research in these fields.

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

Projects 2018 2022

Publications 2003 2019

A comprehensive evaluation of predictive performance of 33 species distribution models at species and community levels

Norberg, A., Abrego Antia, N., Blanchet, F. G., Adler, F. R., Anderson, B. J., Anttila, J., Araújo, M. B., Dallas, T. A., Dunson, D., Elith, J., Foster, S., Fox, R., Franklin, J., Godsoe, W., Guisan, A., O'Hara, B., Hill, N. A., Holt, R. D., Hui, F. K. C., Husby, M. & 15 othersKålås, J. A., Lehikoinen, A., Luoto, M., Mod, H. K., Newell, G., Renner, I., Roslin, T. V., Soininen, J., Thuiller, W., Vanhatalo, J. P., Warton, D., White, M., Zimmermann, N. E., Gravel, D. & Ovaskainen, O. T., 2 May 2019, In : Ecological Monographs.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

A migration-associated supergene reveals loss of biocomplexity in Atlantic cod

Kess, T., Bentzen, P., Lehnert, S. J., Sylvester, E. V. A., Lien, S., Kent, M. P., Sinclair-Waters, M., Morris, C. J., Regular, P., Fairweather, R. & Bradbury, I. R., 26 Jun 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review


Kurhinen, J., Ovaskainen, O., Ivanter, E., Levykh, A., Khlijap, L., Kuznetsova, I. & Saburova, L., Apr 2019, International Scientific Symposium:Ecology and evolution: New challenges. Ekaterinburg, Russia, April 1–5, 2019.p. 65-68.. p. 65-68 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

An annotated checklist of the bryophytes of Taita Hills region, Kenya

Enroth, J., Pocs, T., He, X., Nyqvist, P., Stam, Å. C. S., Malombe, I. & Rikkinen, J. K., 1 Jul 2019, In : Acta Musei Silesiae. Scientiae Naturales. 68

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

An overlooked specimen of the Brazilian funnel-eared bat (Natalus macrourus) from the early 19th century

Pihlström, H. & Meramo, K., 15 Jul 2019, In : Bat Research News. 60, 2, p. 93-95 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

Activities 2004 2019

Ecosystem impacts of hypoxia in coastal waters

Alf Norkko (Keynote speaker)
21 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Ambio (Journal)

Tomas Roslin (Reviewer)
2019 → …

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

Global Change Biology (Journal)

Aleksi Lehikoinen (Reviewer)
Feb 2019

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

The 8th International Barcode of Life Conference 2019

Tomas Roslin (Attendee)
17 Jun 201920 Jun 2019

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


Baltic Sea Science Day 2019 Award

Pinja Näkki (Recipient), 26 Feb 2019

Prize: Prizes and awards

LUOVA doctoral programme fellowship 2019–2021

Mikko Kivikoski (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards

Poster Prize - German Society for Mammalian Biology

Irene Conenna (Recipient), 19 Sep 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards