Toni Laaksonen
I have since 1.1.2018 been working as a Senior research scientist in the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). Prior to this I was working as a University lecturer of ecology at the Department of Biology, University of Turku and as an Academy research fellow at the Universities of Turku (2011-2014) and Helsinki (where I was based as a Senior curator at the Finnish Museum of Natural History in 2009-2011). I gained both my MSc (2000) and PhD (2003) in Turku and worked as a post doc in Turku and in the Netherlands institute of Ecology before the Academy fellowships.    
My tasks in Luke involve game population monitoring and applied ecology of vertebrates. More generally, my research interests range from animal behaviour to multitrophic ecological interactions and evaluation of conservation and management strategies. In addition to game species, my main study systems are the hole-breeding animal community and birds of prey, and I still supervise several students in VERG. To see my publications, use the links on the right to my ResearcherID, Google Scholar Citations or ResearchGate pages.