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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I’m a University Researcher at Finnish Natural History Museum (LUOMUS). The main focus of my work is in systematic conservation planning, climate change impacts and decision-making under uncertainty. I’m particularly interested in spatial conservation optimizations, spanning from reserve network design to cost-efficient management and biodiversity offsetting. I haven’t really specialized myself to any species or taxa, but somehow I often end up working with birds. I also spend way too much time in front of a computer than any self-respecting biologist should.

I’m also involved in the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub, based in Australia, co-leading research on biodiversity offsetting with Martine Maron (UQ) and David Pannell (UWA).

Keywords

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • 118 Biological sciences
  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation biology
  • Reserve planning
  • Spatial prioritization
  • Protected area effectiveness
  • decision analysis
  • uncertainty
  • biodiversity offsets
  • species distribution modeling

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

Publications 2006 2019

Not all data are equal: Influence of data type and amount in spatial conservation prioritisation

Kujala, H., Lahoz-Monfort, J. J., Elith, J. & Moilanen, A., Nov 2018, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9, 11, p. 2249–2261 13 p.

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Spatial characteristics of species distributions as drivers in conservation prioritization

Kujala, H., Moilanen, A. & Gordon, A., 1 Dec 2017, In : Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9, 4, p. 1121-1132 12 p.

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Global synthesis of conservation studies reveals the importance of small habitat patches for biodiversity

Wintle, B. A., Kujala, H., Whitehead, A., Cameron, A., Veloz, S., Kukkala, A., Moilanen, A., Gordon, A., Lentini, P. E., Cadenhead, N. C. R. & Bekessy, S. A., 15 Jan 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 3, p. 909-914 6 p.

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Treatment of uncertainty in conservation under climate change

Kujala, H., Burgman, M. A. & Moilanen, A., 2013, In : Conservation Letters. 6, p. 73-85 9 p.

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Assessing the impacts of uncertainty in climate-change vulnerability assessments

Hossain, M. A., Kujala, H., Bland, L. M., Burgman, M. & Lahoz-Monfort, J. J., Aug 2019, In : Diversity and Distributions. 25, 8, p. 1234-1245 12 p.

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Prizes

Olli's prize

Heini Kujala (Recipient), 10 Mar 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards

Young Influential Woman in Society Award

Heini Kujala (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2006 2012

Ecography (Journal)

Heini Kujala (Reviewer)
May 2012

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

Public speaker: Montly meeting of the ornithological society Tringa

Heini Kujala (Participant)
7 Apr 2011

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - Other

20th Spring Symposium

Heini Kujala (Member of organizing committee)
7 Mar 20119 Mar 2011

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

LUOVA day 2011 - The concept of ecosystem services

Heini Kujala (Speaker: Presenter)
27 Oct 2011

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

School of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne

Heini Kujala (Visiting researcher)
27 Nov 20113 Dec 2011

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution