Professor Erkki Korpimäki Inducted into the World Owl Hall of Fame

Erkki Korpimäki is the Professor of Animal Ecology at the Department of Biology of the University of Turku. He is recognized as an international expert on the Boreal Owl, owl ecology, and avian predator-prey relationships.  He has published more than 280 articles in international scientific journals and has been ranked as one of the most highly cited researchers in the category of ecology and the environment.

For decades, Professor Korpimäki has examined how forestry, agriculture, and climate change affect the population dynamics and conservation of owls. Based upon his research findings, he has established and maintains large networks of owl nest-boxes in western Finland to assist in breeding success.  He is active in efforts to conserve Finland’s old-growth forests as nesting areas for owls and other birds of prey.

As an educator, he has mentored many students and researchers from Finland and around the world.  His professional and public presentations, publications, and interviews have introduced thousands to the intricate relationships between avian predators, their prey, and the environment.

Professor Erkki Korpimäki will receive the Champion of Owls Award from the World Owl Hall of Fame during the 16th Annual International Festival of Owls in Houston, MN, USA, March 2-4, 2018. 


Photo of Erkki Korpimäki: Marketta Raatikainen
Roll-up photo: Greg Schechter

Published date 2/8/2018 10:15 AM ,  Modified date 2/8/2018 10:18 AM

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