I’m interested in understanding how and why organism respond to human-induced environmental changes the way they do, and what the consequences are for populations, communities and ecosystems. The research topics range from effects of eutrophication and climate change on fishes to the impact of light pollution on insects. In addition, I attempt to synthesise the field through reviews, both traditional and systematic, and build conceptual frameworks to generate predictions and guide empirical and theoretical work.

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

I am investigating the impact of climate change on host-parasite interactions using the three-spined stickleback and its cestode parasite Schistocephalus solidus. By combining field observations with lab experiments and theoretical models, I aim to build up a real-world picture of how population structure and individual-variability determine the impact of parasitism on population viability in unpredictable environments.

hanna@granroth-wilding.co.uk

Topi is working on sexual selection, parental care, speciation and species interactions in fish, as well as on the impact of light pollution on glow-worms.

topi.lehtonen@helsinki.fi

My research interests are related to zooplankton and their adaptation to rapid human induced environmental changes, such as eutrophication and climate change. I am currently interested in the size and diversity of the zooplankton resting egg bank in the Baltic Sea, and the possibility to resurrect eggs that are produced during different periods of the Baltic eutrophication history.

anu.vehmaa@helsinki.fi

Christina is carrying out her PhD work on the impact of light pollution on animals. Her focus is on the impact of light pollution on glow-worm reproduction. 

CE
Christina
Elgert
Field of science Ecology, evolutionary biology

Sini is carrying out her Master’s work on the impact of eutrophication and deteriorating visibility in aquatic environments on female ornamentation in the threespine stickleback. 

sini.backroos@helsinki.fi

Teija Isotalo is carrying out her Master’s work on the impact of global warming on reproductive behaviour in the threespine stickleback.

teija.z.isotalo@helsinki.fi

Linnea Kivelä Linnea is doing her Master’s work on the impact of light pollution on reproduction in glow-worms, focussing on the impact of different qualities of artificial light. 

linnea.kivela@helsinki.fi