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: Other personnel, UH

20072012
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Heidi Björklund

  • Zoology - Research Coordinator, Museum Caretaker

Person: UH, Teaching and research personnel

20012019
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Pedro Miguel Cardoso

Person: UH, Teaching and research personnel

20002019

Projects 2003 2023

Synthesys+ Synthesis of systematic resources

Sihvonen, P.

01/02/201931/01/2023

Project: Research project

GEMOS: Geneettinen monimuotoisuus Suomessa - Tutkimustiedosta työkaluiksi

Juslén, A., Kekkonen, M., Aspi, J. & Jarkko, R.

01/01/201831/12/2019

Project: Other project

Kasvillisuuden fenologisten piirteiden kaukokartoitus Öölannin saarella

Sirkiä, P. & Käyhkö, N.

01/09/2017 → …

Project: Research project

Publications 1995 2019

A Migratory Divide Among Red-Necked Phalaropes in the Western Palearctic Reveals Contrasting Migration and Wintering Movement Strategies

van Bemmelen, R. S. A., Kolbeinsson, Y., Ramos, R., Gilg, O., Alves, J. A., Smith, M., Schekkerman, H., Lehikoinen, A., Petersen, I. K., Þórisson, B., Sokolov, A. A., Välimäki, K., van der Meer, T., Okill, J. D., Bolton, M., Moe, B., Hanssen, S. A., Bollache, L., Petersen, A., Thorstensen, S. & 3 othersGonzález-Solís, J., Klaassen, R. H. G. & Tulp, I., 4 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 7, 17 p., 86.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae)

Branco, V. V., Morano, E. & Cardoso, P., 10 Jun 2019, In : Zootaxa. 4614, 2, p. 201-254 54 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A previously undescribed Javan tiger Panthera tigris sondaica specimen, and other old, rare tiger specimens in the Finnish Museum of Natural History

Heino, M. T., Granroth, J. P., Aspi, J. & Pihlström, H. S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Mammal Study. 44, 1, p. 41-50 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A review of the relation between species traits and extinction risk

Chichorro, F., Juslén, A. & Cardoso, P., Sep 2019, In : Biological Conservation. 237, p. 220-229 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Äyriäiset - Crustacea

Väinölä, R., Könönen, K., Lakka, H-K., Uddström, A., Mannerkoski, I., Erkamo, E., Arponen, H., Keskinen, E., Lanki, M. & Laine, A. O., 2019, Suomen lajien uhanalaisuus: Punainen kirja 2019. Hyvärinen, E., Juslén, A., Kemppainen, E., Uddström, A. & Liukko, U-M. (eds.). Helsinki: Ympäristöministeriö ja Suomen ympäristökeskus, p. 344-348 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Open Access

Activities 1977 2019

Päättäjien luontotentti 2019

Aino Juslén (Speaker)
19 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Zootaxa (Journal)

Olof Biström (Reviewer)
18 Mar 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

Conservation Biology (Journal)

Andrea Santangeli (Reviewer)
2019 → …

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

Linnustonseurannan uudet järjestelmät

Heidi Björklund (Speaker)
9 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Prizes

2nd Best Poster

Diego Pavon Jordan (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

File

Hedersordförande

Torsten Stjernberg (Recipient), 17 Jan 2015

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: Helsingin Sanomat

Juho Paukkunen

03/07/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: Ilta-Sanomat

Juho Paukkunen

07/06/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: Mehiläinen

Juho Paukkunen

03/06/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: Tiede Luonto

Juho Paukkunen

01/06/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kimalaisten seuranta käynnistymässä

Janne Heliölä & Juho Paukkunen

27/05/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media