University of Turku, Finland
Mikhail V. Kozlov

​Mikhail was trained as entomologist, but currently he focusses on studies of macroecological patterns in biotic interactions, primarily in plant-insect-enemy interactions, and on the impacts of global change on these interactions. The other fields of his current studies are: evolutionary ecology, plant-plant interactions, environmental ecology (primarily impacts of industrial pollution on terrestrial ecosystems), chemical ecology and insect biodiversity.
E-mail: mikoz[at]

Elena L. Zvereva

The research area of Elena includes population ecology, global change research and environmental ecology. Her current focus is on insect ecology, in particular on bottom-up and top-down factors driving insect population dynamics. She is also interested in chemistry, effectiveness and costs of anti-predator defences in insects, and in the role of these defences in the evolution of host plant specialization of herbivorous insects. The other current project concerns the importance of within-population colour and chemical polymorphisms for population dynamics and evolution of herbivorous insects.
E-mail: elezve[at]

Vitali Zverev

Vitali has over 25 years of practical experience in collecting the field data and conducting experiments for different ecological and environmental projects. His Ph.D. thesis was about ecology of mountain birch in heavily polluted environments. He also studied impacts of industrial pollution and climate on plant-plant and insect-plant interactions. Vitali is an excellent naturalist and professional photographer with a deep enthusiasm for wildlife.
E-mail: vitzve[at]

Tero Klemola

Population cycles and outbreaks of herbivores have been main research interests for Tero over 20 years. After finishing PhD on trophic interactions in vole cycles, he has studied cyclic population dynamics of geometrid moths in the subarctic. He is especially interested in three-trophic-level interactions between plants, herbivores and natural enemies.  
E-mail: tero.klemola[at]