Helsinki Urban Rat Project

We share our cities with many animals but know quite little about them

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.

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Young rat attending “broadway play” ; the self-conscience minutes of fumbling/peeing about for one’s seat 😬 Rat sez… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

😁our work about grey squirrels' problem-solving ability and cognitive performance in rural and urban of native and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Winter Kills. Rat-bait boxes r commonly converted to roadside travel lodges by rats in winter/avoid life-threatenin… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

"Crossroads", dirt on snow, 2021. https://t.co/MBWoHCCACe

Tämä Tampereen kaupungin tiedotteen väliotsikko herättää mielenkiintoisia kysymyksiä siitä, minkälaisen ammattilais… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…