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Personlig profil

Information om forskning och undervisning

I'm an ecologist and evolutionary biologist who loves to do field work whether it is a tropical montane rainforest, alpine meadows or backalleys in city centers. Parasites and pathogens are my main interest and I like to work in the interface of human societies and synanthropic animals. I'm an active science communicator with a blog Kaiken takana on loinen and book Loputtomat loiset based on my blog.

Research

My main interest is within-host symbiontic communities. I have mainly worked with parasites, such as helminths or tick-borne pathogens, but also studied non-pathogenic companions, such as gut microbiota. I have also worked on biology education research, where my interest is citizen science and conceptual change.

At the moment, I run Helsinki Urban Rat Project which is an interdisciplinary research program broadly aiming to understand the dynamics of urban rats in Helsinki and how human activities impact their lives and vice versa. My focus on this is rat population ecology, rat parasite community ecology and participatory methods on urban ecology.

Teaching

I teach Introduction to Biology Education course to second-year students in biology to orientate them towards a teaching profession. In addition, I teach disease ecology, evolutionary parasitology, urban ecology, mammalogy and science communication. I also supervise MSc theses close to my research interests.

I have been a coauthor for several biology textbooks for upper secondary schools, I am involved in Finnish participation in International Biology Olympiad and a part of international committee for Tutki-Kokeile-Kehitä science competition.

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 1181 Ekologi, evolutionsbiologi
  • 516 Pedagogik

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

Publikationer

Bacterial microbiota composition of a common ectoparasite of cavity‐breeding birds, the Hen Flea Ceratophyllus gallinae

Aivelo, T. & Tschirren, B., jul 2020, I : Ibis. 162, 3, s. 1088-1092 5 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

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Combining formal education and citizen science: A case study on students' perceptions of learning and interest in an urban rat project

Aivelo, T. & Huovelin, S., 3 mar 2020, I : Environmental Education Research. 26, 3, s. 324-340 17 s.

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Fil

Luonnon monimuotoisuus ja tartuntataudit

Aivelo, T., 27 feb 2020, Elämän verkko: Luonnon monimuotoisuutta edistämässä. Mattila, H. (red.). Helsinki: Gaudeamus, Vol. 2020.

Forskningsoutput: Kapitel i bok/rapport/konferenshandlingKapitelVetenskapligPeer review

Bacterial microbiota composition of Ixodes ricinus ticks: the role of environmental variation, tick characteristics and microbial interactions

Aivelo, T., Norberg, A. & Tschirren, B., 19 dec 2019, I : PeerJ. 7

Forskningsoutput: TidskriftsbidragArtikelVetenskapligPeer review

Öppen tillgång
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Mitä kertoa tutkimushankkeesta, joka on vasta alussa?

Aivelo, T., 6 nov 2019

Forskningsoutput: Övriga bidrag

Öppen tillgång

Projekter

Priser

Biologian ja maantieteen opettajien liiton hopeinen ansiomerkki

Tuomas Aivelo (!!Recipient), 2017

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Blue Tit of the Year 2019

Tuomas Aivelo (!!Recipient), 2019

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

J.V. Snellman Prize

Tuomas Aivelo (!!Recipient), 2019

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Laurin Jäntin säätiön palkinnon kunniamaininta

Tuomas Aivelo (!!Recipient), 2019

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Tieto-Finlandia -ehdokkuus

Tuomas Aivelo (!!Recipient), 2018

Pris: Pris och hedersbetygelser

Aktiviteter

Kasvinsuojeluseura (Extern organisation)

Tuomas Aivelo (Styrelsemedlem)
2020 → …

Aktivitet: MedlemskapstyperMedlemskap eller annan roll i inhemskt/internationellt offentligt organ

Väitöskirjan ohjaus

Tuomas Aivelo (Handledare)
mar 2020 → …

Aktivitet: ExaminationstyperHandledare eller bihandledare av doktorsavhandling

Tiedekulma - Helsinki health week

Tuomas Aivelo (Närvarande)
27 jan 2020

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangPublic Talks

Within-host parasite communities from Malagasy rainforests to dark backalleys of Helsinki

Tuomas Aivelo (!!Speaker)
jun 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Invited talk

TUTTU Maa

Tuomas Aivelo (Närvarande)
16 nov 201916 dec 2020

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Tidningsurklipp

Rottahankkeen näkyvyys

Tuomas Aivelo

13/09/201920/02/2020

9 objekt av Mediabevakning, 1 Mediabidrag

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Haastattelu

Tuomas Aivelo

03/02/2020

1 Mediabidrag

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Tiede Luonto -kolumnit

Tuomas Aivelo

25/05/201913/01/2020

4 Mediabidrag

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Haastattelu

Tuomas Aivelo

05/12/2019

1 objekt av Mediabevakning

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Haastattelu

Tuomas Aivelo

17/08/2019

1 Mediabidrag

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