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Organisationsprofil

Organisationsprofil

Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution Team (BEET) is led by Heikki Hirvonen. Currently Ecology and Evolution Team (BEET) consists of one post-doc researcher, three PhD-students and four MSc-students.

 

BEET is part of a larger research unit, Integrative Ecology Unit (IKP), which is jointly led by Veijo Kaitala, Heikki Hirvonen and Jouni Laakso.

 

The research in BEET is mainly focused on behavioural ecology, either directly or indirectly. The questions we ask include:

•    Why animals behave the way they do?
•    How do evolutionary and ecological factors influence behavioural decisions of individuals?
•    What are the consequences of individuals’ behavioural decisions on i) their fitness and on ii) ecological phenomena on population and community levels?
•    How can behavioural approaches be used to solve applied problems, for example in conservation, management and animal welfare?

 

Our research is often focused on behavioural mechanisms of predator-prey interactions and their effects on population and community dynamics. Much of our research integrates behavioural approaches with genetics and physiology in order to reveal underlying mechanisms of behaviour.

 

We are also interested in applying behavioural approaches to conservation biology, animal welfare and control of invasive species, e.g. by developing behaviour-based solutions to practical conservation and welfare. As model species we mainly use aquatic animals, currently main target taxa include salmonid fishes and crayfish, but also production animals.

 

Besides research on animals, HH is involved in international research projects aimed at developing methodology for teaching and learning of ecology in higher education.

Internationellt och inhemskt samarbete Publikationer och projekt inom de senaste fem åren.

Projekt 1985 2017

BIOPEDA: BIOLOGIAN MAASTO-OPETUS 2020-LUVULLA: YLIOPISTOJEN VÄLISEN YHTEISTYÖN KEHITTÄMINEN JA VERKKOPOHJAINEN HARJOITUSTYÖPANKKI

T., T., Hirvonen, H., Komonen, A., Markkola, A., Nyman, T., Sääksjärvi, I. & von Numers, M.

01/12/2016 → …

Projekt: Annan projekt

OHRC salmon and steelhead restoration and maintenance program

Banks, M., Blouin, M., Garvin, M., Hirvonen, H., Noakes, D., Schreck, C., Thonpson, N. & Christie, M.

01/08/2016 → …

Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

QNHE: Quality of Norwegian Higher Education: Pathways, Practices and Performances

Hovdhaugen, E., VabØ, A., Stensaker, B., Maassen, P., Nerland, M., PrØitz, T., De Lange, T., Lindblom, S., Hyytinen, H., Haarala-Muhonen, A., Virtanen, V. & Hirvonen, H.

Research Council of Norway

01/09/201430/06/2017

Projekt: Forskningsprojekt

Publikationer 1980 2019

Size-dependent stress response in juvenile Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) under prolonged predator conditioning

Kortet, R., Laakkonen, M. V. M., Tikkanen, J., Vainikka, A. & Hirvonen, H., maj 2019, I : Aquaculture Research. 50, 5, s. 1482-1490 9 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Biologian kenttäopetus yliopistoissa: yhteistyöllä uuteen nousuun

Komonen, A., Nyman, T., Tahvanainen, T., Hirvonen, H. J., Eeva, T., Huttunen, S., Hänninen, J., Koivula, M., Koskela, E., Markkola, A., Muurinen, L., Mäkinen, K., Nappu, N., Nordström, M. C., von Numers, M., Sundell, J. J. & Sääksjärvi, I. E., 2017, I : Yliopistopedagogiikka. 24, 2, s. 52-54 3 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskaplig

Maternal effects in vulnerability to eye-parasites and correlations between behavior and parasitism in juvenile Arctic charr

Kortet, R., Lautala, T., Kekalainen, J., Taskinen, J. & Hirvonen, H., nov 2017, I : Ecology and Evolution. 7, 21, s. 8780-8787 8 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång
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Enriched rearing environment and wild genetic background can enhance survival and disease resistance of salmonid fishes during parasite epidemics

Karvonen, A., Aalto-Araneda, M., Virtala, A-M., Kortet, R., Koski, P. & Hyvarinen, P., feb 2016, I : Journal of Applied Ecology. 53, 1, s. 213-221 9 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Resource availability and predation risk influence contest behavior and dominance hierarchies in crayfish

Gruber, C., Tulonen, J., Kortet, R. & Hirvonen, H., aug 2016, I : Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 70, 8, s. 1305-1317 13 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Aktiviteter 1989 2019

Freshwater Biology (Tidskrift)

Heikki Hirvonen (Referentgranskare)
jan 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

European Congress of Conservation Biology ECCB 2018

Heikki Hirvonen (Talare: Presentation)
12 jun 201815 jun 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangPublic Talks

Nature (Tidskrift)

Heikki Hirvonen (Referentgranskare)
jun 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Behavioural Processes (Tidskrift)

Heikki Hirvonen (Referentgranskare)
mar 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för peer review av output och redaktionsarbeteReferentgranskning av manuskript

Oregon State University

Heikki Hirvonen (Besökande forskare)
6 maj 20186 jun 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution

Priser

Luonnonsuojeluneuvos (Chancellor of Conservation)

Heikki Hirvonen (!!Recipient), 1990

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Olli's Prize

Heikki Hirvonen (!!Recipient), 1993

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Press / media

Interview fo Huvudstadsbladet newspaper

Heikki Hirvonen

23/08/2015

1 mediabidrag

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Interviewed for Helsingin Sanomat

Heikki Hirvonen

01/01/2015

1 mediabidrag

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Interviewed for BBC Earth Article

Heikki Hirvonen

01/01/2014

1 mediabidrag

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Lehti

Heikki Hirvonen

01/08/2007

1 mediabidrag

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