Colours function as messages among members of the same species, as well as for researchers
According to Professor Johanna Mappes, colours tell us about the development of vision in animals and how it adapts to the environment.
“Why am I fascinated with Polar regions? What happens in the Arctic affects us all”
Research must be accessible to as wide a non-specialist audience as possible, says professor of arctic ecosystems research David Thomas.
Nominate a candidate for the Influencer of the Year award for 2020 at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Each year, the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences rewards a member of the Faculty staff for their active public influencing and...
Our unwillingness to sacrifice comfort: 3 taboos preventing sustainable transformation
Why is it so difficult for us to change our current practices for more sustainable ones? Are there any explicit taboos that hinder decision-...
Fascinated by plants - Associate Professor Roosa Laitinen is the latest addition to the Thriving Nature crew
Associate Professor in Genomics-based Plant Science Roosa Laitinen started on 1 April 2021 within Thriving Nature program at the Faculty of...
Weather shifts related to climate change are a threat to butterflies
Climate change is transforming butterfly habitats, but is this beneficial or detrimental to them? According to a doctoral thesis completed at...
Four lichen species new to science discovered in Kenyan cloud forests
Some of the newly described lichen species from the Micarea genus may be unique to the biodiversity hotspot that is the Taita Hills in Kenya...
QS World University Rankings: University of Helsinki's disciplines of biological sciences and environmental studies ranked 67th and 80th in the world
The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 cover a total of 51 disciplines, grouped into five broad subject areas.