Research Centre for Ecological Change
Coordinated Analysis of Long-Term Ecological Data to Understand Impacts of Global Change
In Finland, we have a unique knowledge reserve made up of long-term series of nature observations. By fully utilising this reserve, we can understand environmental change and its impact on communities of organisms and the ecosystem services they provide. In REC we are uniting the leading experts in the field to tap into this reserve together with its creators, to develop new methods and to disseminate the tools created to stakeholders.
In a report published in January 2017, the UN deemed biodiversity and a clean environment basic human rights. Research has shown what...
Download the booklet The REC database is a collection of datasets with long-term species observations in Finland for the exclusive use...
In REC, we believe in the importance of informing, educating and raising awareness of science.
The REC consists of five Principal Investigators and their research groups. Seven Post Docs in the core team work directly with REC...
Our colleague giving a presentation via Zoom During spring 2022, REC organizes talks given by REC group members. About once a...
Substantial funding for Finnish biodiversity research
The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation has awarded €2.44 million in funding to the University of Helsinki’s Research Centre for Ecological Change...
A future ocean that is too warm for corals might have half as many fish species
Predicting the potential effects of coral loss on fish communities globally is a fundamental task, especially considering that reef fishes...