Helsinki Lab of Interdisciplinary Conservation Science
Human-nature interactions ⦁ digital conservation ⦁ conservation policy-making
The Helsinki Lab of Interdisciplinary Conservation Science (HELICS) is an interdisciplinary team with expertise in conservation science, geography, computer science, social sciences and economics. We develop methods and analyses that can help investigate human-nature interactions to inform conservation policy-making. We carry out global to local analyses, by integrating traditional and novel digital data sources. We are interested in finding sustainable solutions that can support both biodiversity and people. HELICS was established in April 2019.
Conservation paradox – the pros and cons of recreational hunting
Recreational hunting is frequently suggested as a way to conserve nature and support local people’s livelihoods. However, recreational hunting,...
Putting a conservation finger on the internet’s pulse
Social media is a rich vein of data for researchers to discover important trends in human environmental behaviour. But analysing this staggering...
HELICS’ main research themes are centred around pressing conservation issues and cutting-edge methodology
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