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 dynamic continental moisture gradient drove Amazonian bird diversification

Silva, S. M., Townsend Peterson, A., Carneiro, L., Tortola Burlamaqui, T. C., Ribas, C. C., Sousa-Neves, T., Miranda, L. S., Fernandes, A. M., d'Horta, F. M., Araujo-Silva, L. E., Batista, R., Bandeira, C. H. M. M., Dantas, S. M., Ferreira, M., Martins, D. M., Oliveira, J., Rocha, T. C., Sardelli, C. H., Thom, G., Rego, P. S. & 4 othersSantos, M. P., Sequeira, F., Vallinoto, M. & Aleixo, A., Jul 2019, In : Science Advances. 5, 7, 10 p., 5752.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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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 annotated catalogue of Elachistinae of the World (Lepidoptera Gelechioidea: Elachistidae)

Kaila, L., 11 Jul 2019, 1 ed. Auckland. 231 p. (Zootaxa)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

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

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

Linnustonseurannan uudet järjestelmät

Heidi Björklund (Speaker)
9 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

EMMA-työpaja, lintualueiden rajaus rengastusaineiston perusteella

Heidi Björklund (Advisor)
28 Jan 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

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Hope for globe: kuudes sukupuuttoaalto, Tiedekulma

Pasi Sihvonen (Speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Prizes

2nd Best Poster

Diego Pavon Jordan (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

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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

16/08/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Esiintyminen Radio Suomen Pölyttäjäilta-ohjelmassa

Juho Paukkunen

31/07/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: Hufvudstadsbladet

Juho Paukkunen

29/07/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: Vasabladet

Juho Paukkunen

29/07/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: Åbo Underrättelser

Juho Paukkunen

29/07/2019

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media