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Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Professor of Animal Ecology


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Areas of expertise

animal behaviour
applied ecology
conservation biology
life history evolution
population ecology
predator-prey interactions


I am a professor of animal ecology at the Department of Biology, University of Turku. Before this position I was working as a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) 2018-2019, as a university lecturer and Academy research fellow at the University of Turku (2011-2017) and as a senior curator and Academy research fellow at Finnish Museums of Natural History, University of Helsinki (2009-2010). 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 (2005) before the Academy fellowships.


My research interests range from animal behaviour and population ecology to multitrophic ecological interactions and evaluation of conservation strategies. My current main study systems are the hole-breeding animal community, waterfowl and birds of prey. See my publications in GoogleScholar profile or Publons ResearcherID profile (link above) because not all are listed below in the University of Turku database.


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