Multidisciplinary research project on ecology, evolution, genetics and social sciences of urban rats in Helsinki area
Rats have lived with humans since the beginning of agriculture. Rats have also been studied by scientists in laboratories around the globe and we know quite lot about them. Nevertheless, we do not really know what they are doing when they live wild in city parks, sewers and tunnels, in their evolutionary new and ever-changing habitat. Our research project aims to uncover the spatio-temporal variation in rat populations, how rats share and spread parasites and pathogens and how humans feel and think about rats in urban setting.
Heta Lähdesmäki joins Helsinki Urban Rat Project
HELSUS-funded project Cohabitation with undesired others in urban spaces – from theory to practice will take a turn to historical...
Finnish rats are not resistant to rodenticides
A new study led by Finnish Safety and Chemical Agency and Natural Resources Institute Finland shows anticoagulant resistance in house mice but...