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.

 

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

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

Profiles

Photo of Alexandre Luis Padovan Aleixo

Alexandre Luis Padovan Aleixo

Person: U3 Research and teaching staff

19972020
No photo of Roni Andersson

Roni Andersson

Person: M6 Other staff, UH

20072012
Photo of Heidi Björklund

Heidi Björklund, PhD

Person: M6 Other staff, UH

20012020
Photo of Pedro Miguel Cardoso

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., May 2020, In : Conservation Letters. 13, 3, 9 p., e12703.

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 distributional review of the genus Hydrovatus (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) from the Ryukyus, southwestern Japan

Watanabe, K., Inahata, N. & Biström, O., 30 Jun 2020, In : Japanese journal of systematic entomology. 26, 1, p. 111-118 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A global class reunion with multiple groups feasting on the declining insect smorgasbord

Vesterinen, E., Kaunisto, K. & Lilley, T. M., 6 Oct 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 16595.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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

Activities

Zootaxa (Journal)

Olof Biström (Reviewer)

12 Aug 2020

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

SYNTHESYS+ FI-TAF (Finnish Taxonomic Access Facility) Grant selection panel chair (Event)

Pasi Sihvonen (Board member)

2020

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Zootaxa (Journal)

Pasi Sihvonen (Reviewer)

2020

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

Steering Group: Helmi-elinympäristöohjelma (Event)

Aino Juslén (Board member)

28 Jan 20202021

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Metamorphosis (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

File

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), Lowry, J. (Editor), De Broyer, C. (Editor), Daneliya, M. (Editor), Väinölä, R. (Editor) & 27 others (Editor), VLIZ / World Register of Marine Species, 2019

Dataset

Selma

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

Dataset

Press / Media

Juha Laaksosen luontoretki: Laji vai alalaji - mystinen tiltaltti

Petteri Lehikoinen

25/10/2020

1 Media contribution

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Lintujen massakuolemat piinaavat kauppakeskus Triplaa

Juha Honkala

01/10/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: Keski-Pohjanmaa

Juho Paukkunen

24/09/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: Iltasanomat

Juho Paukkunen

18/09/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview: Yle Luonto

Juho Paukkunen

14/09/2020

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media