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  • PL 17 (Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13)

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    Finland

  • PL 17 (Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13)

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

20002023
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Dr Pasi Sihvonen is Senior Curator in charge of the Finnish national insect collection (9 M vouchers) and head of the entomology team in the Finnish Museum of Natural History. He advocates digitisation measures and techniques to provide open access to collections and related metadata. His research focuses on the taxonomy and phylogeny of the geometrid moths, a cosmopolitan group of Lepidoptera containing ca. 24 000 species. His research is characterised by large-scale international projects that have global view, and they often combine molecular and morphological data. He is one of the authors of landmark monograph series Geometrid Moths of Europe, the next volume will be published in 2019. 

During 2005-2017 Sihvonen worked in non-academic positions, including director, head of unit and expert positions, and lead several development projects in the field of change management, digital service development, service design, the largest of those having over 30 participants from public and private sector. His expertise covers research funding, research funding politics and peer-review in international context.

Sihvonen teaches insect diversity (undergraduate course for biology students) at the University of Helsinki.

Keywords

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology

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

Publications 2000 2019

Ennominae I. In Hausmann, A. (ed.), Geometrid Moths of Europe, vol. 5.

Skou, P. & Sihvonen, P. M., 2015, Ennominae I. 1st edn, vol. 5, Geometrid Moths of Europe. 1st ed. Leiden: Brill , Vol. 5. p. 1-657 657 p. (Geometrid Moths of Europe).

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

Comprehensive Molecular Sampling Yields a Robust Phylogeny for Geometrid Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)

Sihvonen, P., Mutanen, M., Kaila, L., Brehm, G., Hausmann, A. & Staude, H. S., 2011, In : PLoS One. 6, 6, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Phylogeny and classification of the Scopulini moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Sterrhinae)

Sihvonen, P., 2005, In : Zoological journal of the Linnean Society . 143, p. 473-530 58 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Elusive ditrysian phylogeny: an account of combining systematized morphology with molecular data (Lepidoptera)

Heikkila, M., Mutanen, M., Wahlberg, N., Sihvonen, P. & Kaila, L., 21 Nov 2015, In : BMC Evolutionary Biology. 15, 27 p., 260.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Revision of the African geometrid genus Zerenopsis C. &. R. Felder – moths with peculiar life histories and mating behaviours (Geometridae: Ennominae: Diptychini)

Sihvonen, P. & Staude, H., 2014, In : Metamorphosis. 25, p. 11-55 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2013 2023

Activities 2005 2019

Hope for globe: kuudes sukupuuttoaalto, Tiedekulma

Pasi Sihvonen (Speaker)
2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Zoologica Scripta (Journal)

Pasi Sihvonen (Reviewer)
2019

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

Alpine Entomology (Journal)

Pasi Sihvonen (Reviewer)
2019

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

Zootaxa (Journal)

Pasi Sihvonen (Reviewer)
2019

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

Shaking the tree: revised phylogeny and classification of the geometrid subfamily Sterrhinae

Pasi Sihvonen (Speaker)
12 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Hyönteisten tuho - ja nousu? Yliopisto-lehti 04/2019

Pasi Sihvonen

10/05/2019

1 media contribution

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Minskar insekterna? Finlands Natur 1/2019 (35)

Pasi Sihvonen

10/04/2019

1 media contribution

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Mikä uhkaa hyönteisiä? YLE verkkouutiset

Pasi Sihvonen

11/02/2019

1 media contribution

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Hyönteisten taantuminen, YLE TV 1

Pasi Sihvonen

11/02/2019

1 media contribution

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