Organization profile

Organisation Profile

The Zoology Unit, part of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, is a scientific research unit specializing on animal species diversity. The research includes studies on systematics, taxonomy, zoogeography as well as faunal surveys and monitoring projects.

The Unit has by far the largest animal specimen collection in Finland, comprising about 8 million items. Every year, tens of thousands of specimens are added. The collections are primarily used in research of animal systematics, and also for teaching purposes and environmental studies.

The Zoology Unit also houses large observational databases and archives. The directing unit of Finland's bird ringing research, Ringing Centre, is also located here. Services provided by the museum include expert advise to individuals, businesses and the government.

 

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

Profiles

No photo of Roni Andersson

Roni Andersson

Person: M6 Other staff, UH

20072012
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Heidi Björklund, PhD

Person: M6 Other staff, UH

20012020
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Pedro Miguel Cardoso

Person: U3 Research and teaching staff, UH

20002020

Projects

Publications

Accelerating the monitoring of global biodiversity: Revisiting the sampled approach to generating Red List Indices

Henriques, S., Böhm, M., Collen, B., Luedtke, J., Hoffmann, M., Hilton-Taylor, C., Cardoso, P., Butchart, S. H. M. & Freeman, R., 17 Feb 2020, In : Conservation Letters. p. e12703 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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A database of functional traits for spiders from native forests of the Iberian Peninsula and Macaronesia

Macias-Hernandez, N., Ramos, C., Domènech, M., Febles, S., Santos, I., Arnedo, M. A., Borges, P. A. V., Emerson, B. C. & Cardoso, P., 30 Apr 2020, In : Biodiversity Data Journal. 8, 12 p., 49159.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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A molecular phylogeny of Cochylina, with confirmation of its relationship to Euliina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)

Brown, J. W., Aarvik, L., Heikkilä, M., Brown, R. & Mutanen, M., Jan 2020, In : Systematic Entomology. 45, 1, p. 160-174 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Analyses of plumage coloration and genetic variation confirm the hybridization of Pipra fasciicauda and Pipra aureola in the Brazilian Amazon basin

Sampaio, L., Ferraz, D. O., Moreira da Costa, A. C., Aleixo, A., Cerqueira, P. V., Araripe, J. & do Rego, P. S., 17 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Ornithology. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

An overview of the Dactylosomatidae (Apicomplexa: Adeleorina: Dactylosomatidae), with the description of Dactylosoma kermiti n. sp. parasitising Ptychadena anchietae and Sclerophrys gutturalis from South Africa

Netherlands, E. C., Cook, C. A., Du Preez, L. H., Vanhove, M. P. M., Brendonck, L. & Smit, N. J., Apr 2020, In : International journal for parasitology. Parasites and wildlife . 11, p. 246-260 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Activities

David Redei

Heidi Viljanen (Host)
27 Jan 20207 Feb 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Rengastajakokous

Ina Tirri (Member of organizing committee)
7 Feb 20209 Feb 2020

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

Molecules and morphology in Empidoidea (Diptera)

Gunilla Ståhls (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)
24 Apr 2020

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

Perinnebiotooppien päivitysinventointien ohjaus- ja arviointityöryhmä (External organisation)

Juho Paukkunen (Member)
29 Feb 202028 Mar 2023

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in review committee

Systematic Entomology (Journal)

Pasi Sihvonen (Reviewer)
2020

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

Prizes

2nd Best Poster

Diego Pavon Jordan (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

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Chancellor's Travel Grant (Museum of Natural History)

Diego Pavon Jordan (Recipient), Sep 2014

Prize: Prizes and awards

Datasets

World Amphipoda Database

Horton, T. (Editor), VLIZ / World Register of Marine Species, 2019

Dataset

Selma

Hildén, M. (Creator), University of Helsinki, 1 Mar 2001

Dataset

Press / Media

Interview: Kotipuutarha

Juho Paukkunen

01/06/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: Helsingin Sanomat

Juho Paukkunen

22/05/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: MTV uutiset

Juho Paukkunen

08/05/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: Seura

Juho Paukkunen

22/04/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media