Metapopulation Research Centre - MRC

Araschnia levana, photo: Mia Valtonen

Metapopulation Research Centre (MRC, previously Metapopulation Research Group) at the University of Helsinki was established in 1991. We conduct research on the biology of species inhabiting fragmented landscapes. Our strength is the ability to combine ecological, molecular, computational and theoretical approaches in the same projects. We encourage work that applies the core concepts of metapopulation biology to management and conservation of habitats and biodiversity.

MRC consists of more than 70 researchers, post graduate students and supporting personnel representing twenty nationalities. MRC has been awarded the position of Centre-of-Excellence in research by the national research council in 2000-2005, 2006-2011 and 2012-2017.

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