Event in Unitube: For the love of nature - How to meas­ure and sus­tain biod­iversity in a chan­ging world?

Information about the past is stored in long-term data collected from nature, and the Big Data era constantly provides us with new information on current changes. Recent methodological developments including remote sensing and social media can complement time-series data to truly understand how and why biodiversity is changing. Invited speakers and researchers of the Research Centre for Ecological Change tackled these issues in their talks in Think Corner, Helsinki 14.2.2019 at 9-12. Talks were followed by an expert panel discussion with industry and policy makers.

 

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Keynote plenary talk about biodiversity information, remote sensing and social media by Associate Prof. Tuuli Toivonen from the University of Helsinki.

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Short pitch talk how to link biodiversity data to conservation decisions by Professor Otso Ovaskainen from the Research Centre for Ecological Change, University of Helsinki.

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Short pitch talk about sampling aquatic communities and analyzing ecological change by Dr. Benjamin Weigel from the Research Centre for Ecological Change, University of Helsinki.

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Short pitch talk about clearcutting inducing longlasting turnover in forest understory by Dr. Elina Kaarlejärvi from the Research Centre for Ecological Change, University of Helsinki.

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Panel discussion with scientists, industry and policy makers how to use ecological information to support decision making and sustainable bioeconomy.

Moderator Professor Anna-Liisa Laine from the University of Zürich & University of Helsinki

Panel members

  • Research Director Mikko Peltonen, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Director Leif Schulman, LUOMUS
  • Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen
  • Sustainable Forestry Lead Timo Lehesvirta, UPM
  • Professor Tomas Roslin, SLU Uppsala & University of Helsinki
  • Research Director Tanja Suni, Ministry of Environment