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

GIPP: Global Integrative Pastoralist Program

Cabeza, M., Burgas Riera, D., Manzano Baena, P., Stenseth, N. C. & Cadahía, L.

01/01/202031/12/2022

Project: Research project

Elemental stoichiometry of benthic invertebrates as predictor of biogeochemical cycles

Villnäs, A., Mäkelin, S. E. I., Lewandowska, A., Franco Rodil, I., Humborg, C., Karlson, A. & Vanni, M.

SUOMEN AKATEMIA

01/01/201931/12/2021

Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

Publications

A revised terminology for vegetated rooftops based on function and vegetation

Kotze, D. J., Kuoppamaki, K., Niemikapee, J., Mesimaki, M., Vaurola, V. & Lehvavirta, S., Mar 2020, In : Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 49, 9 p., 126644.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Biocultural diversity (BCD) in European cities – interactions between motivations, experiences and environment in public parks

Vierikko, K., Goncalves, P., Haase, D., Elands, B., Ioja, C., Jaatsi, M., Pieniniemi, M., Lindgren, J., Grilo, F., Santos-Reis, M., Niemelä, J. & Yli-Pelkonen, V., 1 Feb 2020, In : Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 48, 12 p., 126501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Can School Children Support Ecological Research? Lessons from the Oak Bodyguard Citizen Science Project

Castagneyrol, B., Valdés-Correcher, E., Bourdin, A., Barbaro, L., Bouriaud, O., Branco, M., Centenaro, G., Csóka, G., Duduman, M-L., Dulaurent, A-M., Eötvös, C. B., Faticov, M., Ferrante, M., Fürjes-Mikó, Á., Galmán, A., Gossner, M. M., Harvey, D., Howe, A. G., Kaennel-Dobbertin, M., Koricheva, J. & 13 others, Löveï, G. L., Lupaștean, D., Milanović, S., Mrazova, A., Opgennoorth, L., Pitkanen, J-M., Popović, M., Roslin, T., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Sam, K., Tahadlová, M., Thomas, R. & Tack, A. J. M., 2020, In : Citizen science. 5, 1, p. 1-11

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Chronicles of nature calendar, a long-term and large-scale multitaxon database on phenology

Ovaskainen, O., Meyke, E., Lo, C., Tikhonov, G., Delgado, M. D. M., Roslin, T., Gurarie, E., Abadonova, M., Abduraimov, O., Adrianova, O., Akimova, T., Akkiev, M., Ananin, A., Andreeva, E., Andriychuk, N., Antipin, M., Arzamascev, K., Babina, S., Babushkin, M., Bakin, O. & 183 others, Barabancova, A., Basilskaja, I., Belova, N., Belyaeva, N., Bespalova, T., Bisikalova, E., Bobretsov, A., Bobrov, V., Bobrovskyi, V., Bochkareva, E., Bogdanov, G., Bolshakov, V., Bondarchuk, S., Bukharova, E., Butunina, A., Buyvolov, Y., Buyvolova, A., Bykov, Y., Chakhireva, E., Chashchina, O., Cherenkova, N., Chistjakov, S., Chuhontseva, S., Davydov, E. A., Demchenko, V., Diadicheva, E., Dobrolyubov, A., Dostoyevskaya, L., Drovnina, S., Drozdova, Z., Dubanaev, A., Dubrovsky, Y., Elsukov, S., Epova, L., Ermakova, O., Ermakova, O., Esengeldenova, A., Evstigneev, O., Fedchenko, I., Fedotova, V., Filatova, T., Gashev, S., Gavrilov, A., Gaydysh, I., Golovcov, D., Goncharova, N., Gorbunova, E., Gordeeva, T., Grishchenko, V., Gromyko, L., Hohryakov, V., Hritankov, A., Ignatenko, E., Igosheva, S., Ivanova, U., Ivanova, N., Kalinkin, Y., Kaygorodova, E., Kazansky, F., Kiseleva, D., Knorre, A., Kolpashikov, L., Korobov, E., Korolyova, H., Korotkikh, N., Kosenkov, G., Kossenko, S., Kotlugalyamova, E., Kozlovsky, E., Kozsheechkin, V., Kozurak, A., Kozyr, I., Krasnopevtseva, A., Kruglikov, S., Kuberskaya, O., Kudryavtsev, A., Kulebyakina, E., Kulsha, Y., Kupriyanova, M., Kurbanbagamaev, M., Kutenkov, A., Kutenkova, N., Kuyantseva, N., Kuznetsov, A., Larin, E., Lebedev, P., Litvinov, K., Luzhkova, N., Mahmudov, A., Makovkina, L., Mamontov, V., Mayorova, S., Megalinskaja, I., Meydus, A., Minin, A., Mitrofanov, O., Motruk, M., Myslenkov, A., Nasonova, N., Nemtseva, N., Nesterova, I., Nezdoliy, T., Niroda, T., Novikova, T., Panicheva, D., Pavlov, A., Pavlova, K., Petrenko, P., Podolski, S., Polikarpova, N., Polyanskaya, T., Pospelov, I., Pospelova, E., Prokhorov, I., Prokosheva, I., Puchnina, L., Putrashyk, I., Raiskaya, J., Rozhkov, Y., Rozhkova, O., Rudenko, M., Rybnikova, I., Rykova, S., Sahnevich, M., Samoylov, A., Sanko, V., Sapelnikova, I., Sazonov, S., Selyunina, Z., Shalaeva, K., Shashkov, M., Shcherbakov, A., Shevchyk, V., Shubin, S., Shujskaja, E., Sibgatullin, R., Sikkila, N., Sitnikova, E., Sivkov, A., Skok, N., Skorokhodova, S., Smirnova, E., Sokolova, G., Sopin, V., Spasovski, Y., Stepanov, S., Stratiy, V., Strekalovskaya, V., Sukhov, A., Suleymanova, G., Sultangareeva, L., Teleganova, V., Teplov, V., Teplova, V., Tertitsa, T., Timoshkin, V., Tirski, D., Tolmachev, A., Tomilin, A., Tselishcheva, L., Turgunov, M., Tyukh, Y., Vladimir, V., Vargot, E., Vasin, A., Vasina, A., Vekliuk, A., Vetchinnikova, L., Vinogradov, V., Volodchenkov, N., Voloshina, I., Xoliqov, T., Yablonovska-Grishchenko, E., Yakovlev, V., Yakovleva, M., Yantser, O., Yarema, Y., Zahvatov, A., Zakharov, V., Zelenetskiy, N., Zheltukhin, A., Zubina, T. & Kurhinen, J., 11 Feb 2020, In : Scientific data . 7, 1, 11 p., 47.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Community size can affect the signals of ecological drift and niche selection on biodiversity

Siqueira, T., Saito, V. S., Bini, L. M., Melo, A. S., Petsch, D. K., Landeiro, V. L., Tolonen, K. T., Jyrkänkallio-Mikkola, J., Soininen, J. & Heino, J., 18 Feb 2020, In : Ecology. p. e03014

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities

Ecology and Evolution (Journal)

Torsti Schulz (Reviewer)
Apr 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

Evolutionary Applications (Journal)

Ulrika Candolin (Reviewer)
27 Mar 2020

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

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (Journal)

Ulrika Candolin (Reviewer)
27 Mar 2020

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

Life (Journal)

Helena Korpelainen (Reviewer)
2020

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

Prizes

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

Professori Uunio Saalaan apuraha

Wenfei Liao (Recipient), Feb 2020

Prize: Prizes and awards

YEB/LUOVA travel grant

Wenfei Liao (Recipient), Oct 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Interview for Helsingin Sanomat daily

Otto Miettinen

22/05/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Lapin Kansa: Haastattelu peltosirkkututkimuksesta

Sirke Piirainen

08/02/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview concerning great tits and dairy farms

Aleksi Lehikoinen

15/01/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview concerning birds and very mild winter in Finland

Aleksi Lehikoinen

08/01/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media