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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It's that time of the year when our track plates tell more about tree phenology than rats. https://t.co/2s7F8FxEQh

Here's a really well written article about our work in Richmond trying to link urban ecology w/ public health impac… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Great presentation by @aivelo about his multidisciplinary research on #UrbanRats, ranging from population and disea… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

This now! twitter.com/HelsinkiRats/s…

Joskin meidän rotat ovat kaikkea muuta kuin anonyymejä! twitter.com/aivelo/status/…