Organization profile

Organisation Profile

Environmental sciences includes a broad range of scientific fields studying the environment and solutions to environmental challenges. Ecology studies the distribution and abundance of species, and their interactions with other species and the environment. Statistical inference and uncertainty estimation are essential for both fields to ensure that appropriate conclusions and decisions can be reached from experiments and observations.

The Environmental and Ecological Statistics group (EnvStat) works in the departments of Mathematics and Statistics at Faculty of Science and in the Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Program at the Faculty of, Bio- and Environmental Sciences. Our research interests span from the theoretical and computational statistics to applied ecology and environmental risk assessment and management.

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

Projects 2010 2020

Publications 2011 2019

  • 41 Article
  • 7 Conference contribution
  • 3 Commissioned report
  • 1 Master's thesis

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.

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Additive multivariate Gaussian processes for joint species distribution modeling with heterogeneous data

Vanhatalo, J. P., Hartmann, M. & Veneranta, L., 2019, In : Bayesian analysis.

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A Gaussian process model and Bayesian variable selection for mapping function-valued quantitative traits with incomplete phenotype data

Vanhatalo, J. P., Li, Z. & Sillanpää, M., 2019, In : Bioinformatics.

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Index-based approach for estimating vulnerability of Arctic biota to oil spills

Nevalainen, M. K., Vanhatalo, J. & Helle, I., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Ecosphere.

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Integrating experimental and distribution data to predict future species patterns

Kotta, J., Vanhatalo, J. P., Jänes, H., Orav-Kotta, H., Rugiu, L., Jormalainen, V., Bobsien, I., Viitasalo, M., Virtanen, E., Nyström Sandman, A., Isaeus, M., Leidenberger, S., Jonsson, P. R. & Johannesson, K., 12 Feb 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 14 p., 1821.

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Activities 2005 2019

SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting

Inari Helle (Poster Presentation)
26 May 201930 May 2019

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

Sustainability Science Days 2019

Inari Helle (Member of organizing committee)
9 May 201910 May 2019

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

SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting

Inari Helle (Poster Presentation)
26 May 201930 May 2019

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

Spring Symposium

Torsti Schulz (Member of organizing committee)
4 Mar 20196 Mar 2019

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

Environmental Pollution (Journal)

Inari Helle (Reviewer)
Dec 2018

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