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Curriculum vitae

I am a researcher with a background in conservation biology. My doctoral thesis, which I defended in February 2016, concerned a novel approach in conservation of biodiversity, called assisted migration. This means moving species to areas that become suitable as climate changes, but where they cannot make it in time. 

In January 2018 I joined the Research Centre for Ecological Change at the University of Helsinki to investigate the effects of global change on populations and ecosystems using existing long-term data sets. I make use of my experience and connect different data sets containing information on phenological events to understand how the varying ability of different species in matching climate change by shifting their phenologies can make some species more vulnerable than others to the impacts of climate change.

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

Publications 2007 2017

Assisted Migration as a Conservation Approach Under Climate Change

Hällfors, M. H., Vaara, E. M., Ahteensuu, M. T., Kokko, K. T., Oksanen, M. & Schulman, L. E., 2017, Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, 2017. DellaSala, D. & Goldstein, M. (eds.). Elsevier, 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Quantifying the need and potential of assisted migration

Hällfors, M. H., Aikio, S. A. & Schulman, L. E., 2017, In : Biological Conservation. 205, p. 34-41 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Addressing potential local adaptation in species distribution models: implications for conservation under climate change

Hällfors, M. H., Liao, J., Dzurisin, J., Grundel, R., Hyvärinen, M., Towle, K., Wu, G. C. & Hellmann, J. J., 2016, In : Ecological Applications. 26, 4, p. 1154–1169 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Assessing the need and potential of assisted migration using species distribution models

Hällfors, M. H., Aikio, S. A., Fronzek, S., Hellmann, J., Ryttäri, T. & Heikkinen, R., Apr 2016, In : Biological Conservation. 196, p. 60-68 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Projects 2012 2012

Avustettu leviäminen ilmastonmuutokseen sopeutumisessa: mahdollisuudet ja rajoitukset (CO-ADAPT)

Lehvävirta, S., Hällfors, M., Vaara, E., Aikio, S., Ahteensuu, M., Lehtimäki, I., Schulman, L., Hyvärinen, M., Kokko, K., Ryttäri, T., Siipi, H. & Oksanen, M.

01/09/2012 → …

Project: Research project

Prizes

Helsingin kaupungin opinnäytepalkinto

Maria Hällfors (Recipient), 1 Dec 2011

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2007 2019

Increased intraspecific temporal aggregation in egg hatching of Finnish birds

Maria Hällfors (Speaker)
13 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Increased intraspecific temporal aggregation in egg hatching of Finnish birds

Maria Hällfors (Speaker)
6 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Elements of AI

Maria Hällfors (Attendee)
May 2018Jun 2018

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

Plant Translocation Network (Event)

Maria Hällfors (Member)
Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in research network

What do spring events tell us about climate change?

Maria Hällfors (Speaker)
18 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media

Avustettu leviäminen – lajien pelastusrengas

Maria Hällfors

02/03/2018

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Participation in documentary film: Anpassa dig, flytta eller dö.

Maria Hällfors

27/11/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Vilka arter skall vi hjälpa?

Maria Hällfors

01/09/2015

1 media contribution

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Strandvivan nosar på sydligare breddgrader

Maria Hällfors

07/10/2014

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Jääkarhu Etelämantereelle?

Maria Hällfors

08/06/2013

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media