Turning interdisciplinary research into cutting-edge science

The global community is striving to counteract the loss of biodiversity in a number of ways. Our principal aim is to investigate successes and failures of these conservation approaches, and apply lessons learned to develop effective conservation strategies from local to global scale. We work with apparently diverse topics (from movement ecology of bats and rats to pollution impacts on indigenous peoples or human-carnivore conflicts) and in disparate settings (from remote Kenyan protected lands to back alleys in the city of Helsinki), yet what unites our research is a truly interdisciplinary approach. Applied conservation is our final aim, yet our work is based on strong fundamental ecological and social research, attending to theoretical and methodological developments. With a research philosophy rooted in integrating mixed methodologies, we focus our efforts on providing policy-relevant science of high societal impact.

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A number of times I have echoed the decisive role of elephants in maintaining open ecosystems, a factor often cited… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Finally an article alerting on the importance of animal sourced foods for the nutrition of poor populations worldwi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Fair trade, lifting market barriers, secure transhumance corridors, mobile livestock auctions & humane abattoirs, m… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Mobility of livestock enriches soil carbon, reduces catastrophic wildfires, disperses seed and nutrients, enhances… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…