Research Staff

Professors and Assistant Professors
Ulrika
Candolin
Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology

Behavioural Ecologist, I investigate how animals respond to human-caused environmental changes - which species are able to adjust and which are not - and how do the responses influence population dynamics, community composition, and ecosystem function and services.

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Frédéric
Guillaume
Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology


Yrjö
Helariutta
Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Genetics, developmental biology, physiology, Plant biology, microbiology, virology, Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, Forestry


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Liisa
Holm
Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
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Jaakko
Kangasjärvi
Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Plant biology, microbiology, virology
Saijaliisa
Kangasjärvi
Associate Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Plant biology, Agricultural biotechnology


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Anna-Liisa
Laine
Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
Roosa Anna Emilia
Laitinen
Associate Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme


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Johanna
Mappes
Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology


Juha
Merilä
Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
Ville
Mustonen
Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Computer and information sciences, Ecology, evolutionary biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology


Craig
Primmer
Academy Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology

Primmer's research group uses Atlantic salmon as a model for integrative functional genomic, ecological and evolutionary research. Current research aims to uncover the genetic mechanisms that lead to the remarkable diversity of reproductive ages in Atlantic salmon as well as their ecological and evolutionary fitness consequences. It includes experiments ranging from analyses of molecular processes in salmon reared in controlled laboratory conditions to studying the reproductive success of wild salmon in remote populations in far north Finland. They also apply the knowledge we obtain for improving conservation and management of this iconic species.

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Giovanni
Strona
Associate Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
Emma
Vitikainen
Professor
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology


Professors with dual affiliation:

 

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Jaakko
Hyvönen
Professor
Botany
Field of science Biological sciences, Ecology, evolutionary biology, Plant biology
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Ari
Mähönen
Associate Professor
Helsinki Institute of Life Science
Field of science Plant biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology, Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, Plant biology, microbiology, virology
Jouko
Rikkinen
Professor
Botany
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Plant biology, microbiology, virology
Marjo
Saastamoinen
Associate Professor
Helsinki Institute of Life Science
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Rose
Thorogood
Assistant Professor
Helsinki Institute of Life Science
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
Jarno
Vanhatalo
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Field of science Statistics and probability, Ecology, evolutionary biology, Environmental sciences
Researchers
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Laura
Antao
Postdoctoral researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
Pedro
Aphalo
University Lecturer
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Agronomy, Forestry, Plant biology

Principal Investigator

Leader of SenPEP (Sensory and Physiological Ecology of Plants) research group

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Tutku
Aykanat
Academy Research Fellow
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Henry
Barton
Postdoctoral researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Plant biology, microbiology, virology
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Olga
Blokhina
University Researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Plant biology, microbiology, virology
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Melanie
Brien
Postdoctoral researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Mikael
Brosche
University Lecturer
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Plant biology
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Patrik
Byholm
University Lecturer
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Biological sciences
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Mar
Cabeza Jaimejuan
University Lecturer
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology


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Seraina
Cappelli
Postdoctoral researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Plant biology, Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Michelle
DiLeo
Postdoctoral researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Maxime
Durand
Postdoctoral researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Forestry
Kurt
Fagerstedt
University Lecturer
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Plant biology

 I am director of the Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences as well as a teacher and a researcher in plant biology. Read more about my research group at the website.

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Alvaro
Fernandez-Llamazares Onrubia
Postdoctoral researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Environmental sciences

I am a post-doctoral researcher in ethnoecology funded by the Academy of Finland. Most of my research deals with the relations between biological and cultural diversity, and the role that Indigenous Peoples play in biodiversity conservation and global sustainability. I have carried out a wide range of ethnographic fieldwork amongst Indigenous Peoples and other local communities across much of the Global South, working in countries such as Bolivia, Costa Rica, Kenya and Madagascar. 

Sara
Fraixedas Nunez
Postdoctoral researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology

Postdoctoral researcher working at the Research Centre for Ecological Change (REC)

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Emy
Guilbault
Postdoctoral researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Kristiina
Himanen
Research Coordinator
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Agricultural biotechnology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology, Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
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Heikki
Hirvonen
University Lecturer
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Kerri
Hunter
Postdoctoral researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, Plant biology, microbiology, virology
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Maria
Hällfors
Postdoctoral researcher
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Plant biology, microbiology, virology

I’m a postdoc interested in species’ abilities to cope with climate change. By using long-term data and experiments, I try to figure out what kind of species are able to e.g. shift their ranges or their phenology, or even adapt evolutionary, in order to stay within their suitable niches.

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Doctoral Students
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Agate
Auzane
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Plant biology, microbiology, virology


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Florian
Borse
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Aina
Brias Guinart
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Global Development Studies


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Matteo
Citterico
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Sunandan
Das
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Caroline
Francescutti
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Richard
Gossens
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, Plant biology


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Qingli
Guo
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Computer and information sciences
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Andrew
House
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
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Maja
Ilievska
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Computer and information sciences
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Dorian
Jagusch
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
Mikko
Kivikoski
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Genetics, developmental biology, physiology


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Patrik
Lauha
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Marina
Leal Gavarron
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Plant biology, microbiology, virology
Antti
Miettinen
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology

Doctoral student

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Sanni
Peltola
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Genetics, developmental biology, physiology, Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Sitaram
Rajaraman
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Plant biology, microbiology, virology, Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Luisa
Rodriguez Carrillo
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Computer and information sciences, Statistics and probability, Mathematics
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Eirik
Ryvoll Åsheim
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Pezhman
Safdari
Doctoral Student
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology, Plant biology, microbiology, virology

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Laboratory and Technical Staff
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Lea
Ala-Ilomäki
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Oliver
Andersson
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Nea
Asumaa
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Paul
Bangura
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Jeferson
Delgado Florez
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Iikki
Donner
Laboratory Coordinator
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Field of science Biomedicine
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Anna
Ellmén
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Mikko
Ellmén
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Johanna
Enström
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Mikko
Immonen
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Pekka
Jokela
Research Technician
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Lauri
Kettunen
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Ville
Koistinen
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme


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Markus
Lauha
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Aamu
Leikola
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Sara
Leino
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Petra
Liljeström
Research Technician
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Wilma
Lindberg
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Katja Susanna
Maamela
Technical Assistant
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
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Nikolai
Piavchenko
Research Technician
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme

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