Research Approaches

Our approach to research is integrative and multilevel. See some photos of our research team in action, including the various phases of sampling! Swipe right to see photos starting 2017, swipe left to get to the latest happenings.

Our approach to research is integrative and multilevel.Field work at Luke hatchery in TaivalkoskiPIT tagging team selfie in TaivalkoskiField work at Luke hatchery in LaukaaSalmo salar measurementStripping eggs from Salmo salarFertilized salmon eggs in our fish room - a new endeavour!Deep thoughts with CraigMission completed! From TaivalkoskiDeep thoughts with MarionLuke hatchery in TaivalkoskiTeam work in TaivalkoskiTeam work in TaivalkoskiTeam work in TaivalkoskiWhole pit tagging team in TaivalkoskiField work at Luke hatchery in LaukaaSuvi and Annukka in the Luke hatchery in LaukaaEn route to Lammi!Our new hatchery in LammiSex-dependent dominance at a single locus maintains variation in age at maturity in salmon https://www.nature.com/articles/nature16062Salmo salar blastulaEvo-devo and populationsDissections in the labSalmon embryos in their chorionsSalmon alevinCraig Primmer and John Loehr opening the Lammi fish roomPeople lined up for the tours of the Lammi fish room!Craig's Dad joins the workforce in the Lammi fish roomAndrew House giving a tour of the Lammi fish room at the openingCelebrating the opening of the Lammi fish roomPaul Debes leading efforts in the Viikki fish roomNikolay and Paul preparing the fish for PIT tagging in ViikkiTaking fin clips for genotyping and PIT tagging fish in the Viikki fish roomEvolcongen at ESEB2018Celebrating the visit of postdoc Sam Andrews at a hockey game in Helsinki!Article by Czorlich et al. on the cover of Nature Ecology & EvolutionMeasuring and dissecting in the Viikki fish room with Anna, JP, Seija.JP dissecting in the Viikki fish room.Anna holding down the Viikki fish room.Paul and Outi checking salmon gonads in the lab.Jackie and Tutku dissecting and photographing fish in the lab.Four sixths of team evolcongen members who are on the way to the 3rd Finnish Molecular Ecology and Evolution meeting in Jyväskylä.Celebrating the latest paper!WomeninSTEM crew LammiStationEarly morning motivational speech before the work day.The ISAMA project genetics team ready for the TenoSalmon information session at the Utsjoki town hall.Sampling days in Viikki!Ready for day 3 of sampling!Racing FishConGen to the pikkujoulut, us by bus, him by bike.EvolConGen pikkujoulut!Home ground advantage: Local Atlantic salmon have higher reproductive fitness than dispersers in the wild.Life aim achieved. I managed to link our research on TenoSalmon sex and my favourite sport afl and get into the national tabloid paper.First time using the train conference room for a group seminar!EvolConGen celebrating the docentship in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Helsinki.Researchers, interns and assistants incredibly representing ALL SEVEN OF THE PLANET's CONTINENTS INCLUDING ANTARCTICA(!) converged on our research hall today to pit tag fish.Celebrating the thesis defense of Yann Czorlich at the Kevo Research Station!Along the Teno River, 2019#ESEB2019Who's got somites? We've got somites!Pikkujoulut with the BI!Fun in the fish room with Jukka-Pekka VertaPikkujoulut 2019 at the Lammi Biological StationCelebrating funding to Antti Miettinen from the MMM!Learning to culture artemia with Nikolai, Anna, and ValeriaMarion Sinclair-Waters picking up some new skillsMeasuring fish in 2020 #coronaWomen in STEM crew led by Marion Sinclair-WatersUniversity of Helsinki masks to protect against coronavirusMaintaining physical distance at the LUKE hatchery in TaivalkoskiJenni Prokkola in LammiGathering big fish in LammiPetri Niemelä, newest member of The Dissectors \m/The Dissectors \m/ Jackie JP & Petri on tour in LammiJacqueline Moustakas-Verho collecting big fish in LammiJeferson Delgado Florez and Paul Bangura in LammiEhsan Pashay Ahi in LammiAnna Kolesnikova in LammiEirik Åsheim and Jenni Prokkola in LammiShadi Jansouz working with samples in ViikkiIce fishing in Lammi with Ehsan Pashay AhiIce fishing in Lammi with Jukka-Pekka Verta (photo by Petri Niemelä)A group outing to Lammassaari!