• PL 65 (Viikinkaari 1)



  • Viikinkaari 1, Biocentre 3

    00790 Helsinki


1996 …2023

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Research interests

I study animal interactions, particularly how the predator community and predator behaviour shape prey traits, communication and evolution. We often use colourful animals as models because they are an excellent tool for understanding adaptation. Animals use colours in social interactions, during sexual communication and in communication between predators and prey and they are involved in thermoregulation, immunity, and environmental shielding. In other words, colours and animal communication provide an excellent opportunity to study interplay between ecology and evolution. 

Education/Academic qualification

Ecology and environmental management, PhD, Jyväskylä yliopisto

Award Date: 17 Dec 1994

External positions

Professor of Evolutionary Ecology, Jyväskylä yliopisto

31 Jan 000131 Dec 2031

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • biological interactions
  • Animal behaviour
  • Lepidoptera
  • birds

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.