Keyword: Biodiversity Unit of the University of Turku

This page displays contents related to the keyword.

Kynttiläilta kasvitieteellisellä puutarhalla


12.12.2023 at 17.00 - 20.00
Perinteinen Kynttiläilta järjestetään tiistaina 12.12. klo 17–20 kasvihuoneissa. Tule nautimaan kasvihuoneiden tunnelmasta ja lämmöstä kynttilöiden valossa. Kasvihuoneissa joulun tunnelmaan johdattavat lukuisat joulun kasvit ja illan kynttilävalaistus. Tervetuloa viettämään rauhallinen ilta...

Aboa Tech Talks webinar in October: Biodiversity and Climate Change


The universities in Turku launched in autumn 2021 a joint webinar series focusing on technology and sustainable development. Aboa Tech Talks will highlight new technologies and innovative technological research that can offer solutions to the complex global challenges of our time.

New insect genus discovered in one of the most biodiverse rain forest regions in the world


The Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve in Peru has often been described as the most biodiverse rainforest in the world. For example, in recent decades, scientist have discovered several new bird species from the region. The researchers of the University of Turku in Finland have studied the insect biodiversity in Allpahuayo-Mishana for over twenty years. In their latest study, the scientist described a new wasp genus, Capitojoppa, to science.

Paving the way for sustainable agriculture: Fungal-plant symbiosis offers a promising tool to boost crop resilience


Researchers inoculated oilseed rape plants with a species of fungus that is known for its ability to combat pest insects. Utilising the relationship between beneficial fungi and crop plants may introduce a new era of agriculture where the plant resilience is improved and the ecological footprint of traditional/chemical pesticides is minimised.

Meet the Persian Gold Tarantula: a new species discovery


The Persian Gold Tarantula (Chaetopelma persianum) is a newly described species recently discovered in northwestern Iran. In fact, the “woolly, golden hairs” the scientists observed and examined on a single specimen, were one of the features so unique that it was not necessary for additional individuals to be collected and physically studied. It was clear enough that it was a species previously unknown to the scientific community. 

New Research Council of Finland funding to unravel the wide-ranging impact of glyphosate on ecosystems and pollinators


Glyphosate, a widely-used chemical compound in herbicides and its wide-ranging impacts on ecosystems and pollinators will be the research focus at the University of Turku. In their proposals, the researchers highlight the importance of comprehensively understanding the problem and stress the significance of collaboration between researchers, farmers and decision-makers to address the issue effectively. The research has received significant funding from the Research Council of Finland and Sakari Alhopuro Foundation.