Spring Symposium 4th-6th OF MARCH 2019
Infocenter, Auditorium 2

Spring symposium abstracts

Missed a talk in 1992? No worries! As a part of the 24rd Spring Symposium we are now publishing the abstracts of all the talks and posters ever presented in Spring Symposium. Feel free to rummage through the pages of history and learn about the interesting topics studied during the last two decades. You will need a pdf reader to open the files.

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Auvinen Heikki: Comparison of predator and fishery controlled fish communities in Lake Pyhäjärvi, SE Finland
Fortelius Wille: Polyandry in polygynous ant populations – individual-level selection hypotheses revisited
Hanski Ilpo K: Male Chaffinches sing least actively while guarding their mates
Heikkilä Jari: Influence of predation risk on maturation of voles: Cyclic versus non-cyclic populations
Hirvonen Heikki: Effects of predator satiation on prey handling time: The classical diet model revisited
Laakkonen Juha: Seasonal and interspecific differences in the prevalence of Pneumocystis carinii in microtine rodents
Norrdakl Kai: High predation risk constrains reproduction in cyclic vole populations
Nummi Petri: Habitat distribution of the mallard in relation of food, vegetation structure, and population density
Pietiäinen Hannu: Variation in the body condition of breeding Ural Owl females
Piiroinen Jarmo: Mating options of female Whinchats
Prinkkilä Maija-Liisa: Effects of body size, protein food and sunlight on egg-laying and survival in two blowfly species, Lucilia illustris and silvarum
Punttila Pekka: The structure of an old-forest ant community
Raivio Suvi: Minimum habitat requirements of breeding birds in successional mosaics of managed coniferous forests
Ranta Esa: Theory on fish yield versus water quality in lakes
Saarikko Jarmo: Rate of environmental change and sampling of food patches by shrews
Salojärvi Kalervo: Effects of fingerling stocking on recruitment in Lake Inari whitefish fishery
Sundström Lotta: Alternative reproductive tactics in wood ants — physiological correlates to behaviour patterns
Teräväinen Esa: Mating behaviour in peracarid crustacea
Uusitalo Matti: Soil Prostigmata community in Scots pine forest


Flinkman Juha: Herring predation avoidance in northern Baltic pelagic mysids
Hanski Ilkka: Extinction of bird populations on islands
Heikkilä Jari: Antipredatory behaviour of Clethrionomys voles
Hirvonen Heikki: Behavioural mechanisms of predation rate and prey choice in larval odonates
Kettunen Hannele: Problems of the digestive physiology of shrews
Laakkonen Juha: Occurrence of Cryptosporidium sp. in a Microtus agrestis population during a cyclic decline
Laurila Anssi: Island occupancy by two Anuran species: the effects of island remoteness and reproductive habitat quality
Lindström Jan: The effect of environmental heterogeneity on adequate sample size in Carabid beetles
Niemelä Jari: Exotic beetles and deep forests: postdocing in the Nearctic
Nieminen Marko: Metapopulation biology of moths
Norrdahl Kai: Reproductive investment in relation to predation risk: microtine rodents and least weasels
Peuhkuri Nina: An odd fish in a school and geometry for the Selfish Herd
Pietiäinen Hannu: Seasonal decline in Ural Owl clutch size
Prinkkilä Maija-Liisa: Effects of density and resource patchiness on competition between two blowfly species, Lucilia illustris and L. silvarum: a cage experiment
Punttila Pekka: Effects of forestry on ant-community succession
Ranta Esa: Patch exploitation, group foraging and unequal competitors
Rissanen Jouko: Bottom macrofauna and environmental variables in the Pojo Bay and off Tammisaari
Saarikko Jarmo: How long do shrews sleep?
Salemaa Heikki: Hymn of the barkbread or Lake Paanajärvi revisited
Sundström Lotta: Sex allocation and intracolony relatedness in wood ants – evidence of facultative sex ratio biasing
Tukia Harri: Distribution and autecology of Agonum mannerheimii in spruce mire forests


Hirvonen Heikki: Within-patch dynamics of diet choice
Höglund Jacob: Costs of mate advertisement
Inkinen Paavo: Distribution and abundance in British noctuid moths
Kaila Lauri: Dead trees left in clear-cuts: any benefit for saproxylic insects?
Kawecki Tad: Deleterious mutations and the evolution of ecological specialization
Kettunen Hannele: Optimal behaviour of postdiapause larvae of Melitaea cinxia
Laakkonen Juha: Characterization of Pneumocystis carinii infection in Sorex araneus
Lei Guang-Chun: Metapopulation structures of the parasitoids of the Glanville Fritillary butterfly Melitea cinxia
Lindström Jan: The clockwork of Finnish tetraonid population dynamics
Nieminen Marko: How different characteristics of host-plants affect the extinction risk in moths?
Nummela Sirpa: The structure and function of avian and mammalian middle ear
Peuhkuri Nina: An odd individual in a school of sticklebacks
Piiroinen Jarmo: Female choice in Whinchats: evidence for time constraints
Prinkkilä Maija-Liisa: Effect of temperature on growth and competition in blowflies
Punttila Pekka: Mountain-birch herbivores and predation by wood ants in subarctic Finland
Sippola Anna-Liisa: Faunistics and diversity of Coleoptera in subarctic forests
Sirkiä Juhani: Habitat changes in the modern agricultural land and the long-term changes of breeding populations of Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Spence John: A plea to demographers & others: let my gerrids fly!
Ståhls Gunilla: Taxonomy of the hover-fly genus Cheilosia (Diptera, Syrphidae)
Teräväinen Esa: Arthropod community in flowerheads when habitat is subdivided: species richness and guild structure
Uusitalo Matti: The biodiversity of mites (Acari) in Finland is decreasing
Walin Laura: Worker reproduction in ants
Wuorinen Jerker: Variation in clutch size of the Arctic Tern


Choi Sei-Woong: Is there a “lock-and-key” mechanism in the genitalia of the Apamea moths (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)?
Heino Mikko: Evolutionary optimality of resource allocation in animals with indeterminate growth
Kiirikki Mikko: Competition between perennial Fucus vesiculosus and short lived filamentous algae along a wave exposure gradient — an experimental study
Kinnunen Heidi: Carabid beetles in small and large patches of farmland – the effect of field size and isolation
Kokko Hanna: Extinction models: does killing virtual seals help us to save the real ones?
Koski Marj: Secondary production of copepods at Tvärminne area, SW coast of Finland
Kuussaari Mikko: Density dependence in the dynamics of the butterfly Melitaea cinxia
Laaka Sanna: Asexual reproductive effort in Lophozia silvicola, a dioecious boreal hepatic
Laurila Anssi: Predator effects on behaviour and life history in two larval anurans
Lei Guang-Chun: Two hypotheses about the egg-laying strategy of a multivoltine parasitoid, Cotesia melitaearum
Lindström Jan: Large-scale synchrony in the dynamics of Capercaillie, Black Grouse and Hazel Grouse populations in Finland
Lundberg Per: Ecosystem enrichment and unstable population dynamics
Martikainen Petri: Intensity of forest management and bark beetles in non-epidemic conditions : a comparison between Finnish and Russian Karelia
Moilanen Atte: Persistence of metapopulations in changing landscapes
Nieminen Marko: Movement patterns in moths: mark-recapture studies in the archipelago
Peltonen Mikko: Effect of forest stand edge on the distribution of bark beetles
Piiroinen Jarmo: Whinchat females desperately seeking males: when can they afford to be choosy?
Prinkkilä Maija-Liisa: Egg size, clutch size and the development of larval size distribution in competing Lucilia blowflies
Punttila Pekka: Colonisation of burned forests by ants in the southern Finnish taiga
Ruuskanen Ari: Morphological variation of Fucus vesiculosus in the Gulf of Finland
Simberloff Daniel: Hybridization: an insidious means of extinction or a beneficial evolutionary mechanism?
Sippola Anna-Liisa: Distribution of beetles (Coleoptera) in different forest types and differently managed forests in Finnish Lapland
Teräväinen Esa: Clonal plant structure vs. compensation after herbivory in fireweed
Walin Laura: Sex allocation of the macrogyne and microgyne forms of Myrmica ruginodis
Öst Markus: Eiders feeding on mussels in the Baltic – is there a need to be choosy?


Brommer Jon: Lifetime reproductive success of the Ural Owl under cyclic food conditions
Camara Mark D: Hostplant specificity in the buckeye butterfly Junonia coenia Hubner (Nymphalidae): the roles of nutrition and chemical defense
Ikävalko Johanna: Observations on nanoflagellates in the arctic sea ice based on live material
Kaila Lauri: Towards a classification of the family of grass-miner moths (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae)
Kangas Nuutti: Sexual selection and the coloration of the sand goby
Kinnunen Heidi: The effect of patch size and isolation on the occurrence of carabids in farmland mosaic
Kokko Hanna: Kin selection and the evolution of leks: whose success do young males maximize?
Lundberg Per: Noise color and the risk of population extinctions
Martikainen Petri: Conservation of the white-backed woodpecker benefits also many other threatened species
Matison Madeleine: Reproductive recovery and PCBs in Baltic seals
Moilanen Atte: Predicting metapopulation dynamics: is area and isolation enough
Ost Markus: Are female eiders in the northern Baltic reducing feeding risks in creciles?
Peltonen Mikko: Bark beetle diversity in different spatial scales
Peuhkuri Nina: Producers, scroungers and the price of a free meal
Roslin Tomas: How to choose a ton of dung — the effects of scale in dung beetle research
Sheldon Ben: Indicator models vindicated: the case of the collared flycatcher
Wahlberg Niklas: Predicting the future of an endangered species in a fragmented landscape
Walin Laura: Sociogenetic organization of the red ant Myrmica rubra
Wiebe Karen: Facultative manipulation of hatching asynchrony in American kestrels


Brommer Jon: The effect of age at first breeding on Ural Owllifetime reproductive success and fitness under cyclic food conditions
Choi Sei-Woong: Is it conflict or harmony between the characters from immature stages and those from adults in some genera of Cidariini (Geometridae, Lepidoptera)?
Gilier Paul S: Floods and droughts: the effects of variation in water flow on streams and rivers.
Kangas Nuutti: Do sand goby females choose dominant males?
Koella Jacob: Evolutionary interactions between a host’s life history and its parasite’s life cycle
Koivula Matti: The importance of leaf litter for forest floor microarthropods: a field experiment
Kokko Hanna: Demographic stochasticity and effective population sizes: how many individuals does it take to survive?
Koski Marja: The effect of food quality on the growth and egg production of a calanoid copepod Pseudocalanus elongatus
Kuussaari Mikko: Demonstration of the Allee effect in small butterfly populations
Lahti Katriina: Aggression and dominance in salmonids
Moilanen Atte: Regional dynamics in a metapopulation of the American pika
Pakkasmaa Susanna: Loss of genetic diversity and its consequences - lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) as an example
Peltonen Mikko: Edge effect on bark beetles: species-specific responses to forest clearcut edges
Roslin Tomas: Abundance and distribution of Aphodius pusillus in Finland range shift due to chancing caule density?
Seppä Teija: How much does the social environment affect growth or young fish? Preliminary results from Arctic char
Sundell Janne: Population dynamics of microtine rodents: an experimental test of the predation hypothesis
Viitasalo Markku: Copepod escape reactions: implications to prey selection by Baltic planktivores
Wahlberg Niklas: A comparative study of migration in five species of butterflies
Walin Laura: Worker reproduction in ants - a genetic analysis


Brommer Jon: Inter-generational trade-offs in a cyclic environment; some theory and the Ural owl
Bäckman Jan-Peter C: Diverse farmland — effects of small landscape elements and field margins on bumblebee and cuckoo bumblebee densities and species diversity
Hellstedt Paavo: The movements of least weasel
Hyvönen Terho: Busy as a beaver - ecosystem engineering by Castor canadensis
Kankare Maana: Genetic variation between alternate-year cohorts of Xestia tecta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in Lapland
Kinnunen Heidi: Carabid beeties in an apparently homogenous field
Koivula Matti J: The effects of different forest management practices on carabid-beetle (Coleoptera, Carabidae) assemblages
Komonen Atte I: The unknown life of boreal forest: biology of fungivorous insects
Kraak Sarah B M: Differential growth and the evolution of sex chromosomes: a model
Lahti Katriina: Does size distribution of social environment have an effect on feeding and aggression of Arctic char?
Lehtonen Anne: Moose hunting in Finland - an ecoiogical risk analysis
Lehvävirta Susanna: Natural regeneration and microhabitats of saplings in urban Myrtillus -type forests
Moilanen Atte: Searching for minimum evolution trees with simulated evolutionary optimization and binary logic
Mönkkönen Mikko: Good vibrations in animal communities: modeling heterospecific attraction
Pakkasmaa Susanna: Does nature shape brown trout?
Palo Jukka: Conservation Genetics of the Lake Saimaa Ringed Seal (Phoca hispida saimensis)
Peltonen Mikko: Tree mortality and bark beetles at forest-clearcut edges
Pitkänen Mikko: Does organic farming promote the diversity of carabid beetles?
Ratnieks Francis L W: Task partitioning in insect societies
Reynolds John D: Reproductive decisions and population ecological lessons from bitterling fish and their mussel hosts
Rintala Jukka: Long-term variation of Starling population size and nestling production in Finland
Roslin Tomas: The beetles on tour: dung beetle movement at different spatial scales
Seppä Teija: Narrow size distribution favours rapid growth in Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) juveniles
Sippola Anna-Liisa: Effects of seed-tree cutting on wood-decomposing fungi in timberline pine forests in Finnish Lapland
Sundell Janne: Reproduction in the least weasel
Virtanen Viivi: On phylogeny of Bartramiaceae, Musci
Wahlberg Niklas: The evolution of host use in melitaeine butterflies: a phylogenetic analysis
Yrjölä Rauno: Breeding ecology of Razorbill (Alca torda) in the Åland Islands


Ahonen Inkeri: The generic delimitations in the liverwort family Lejeuneaceae
Alaja Susanna: Dynamics at the center and border of p distribution
Brommer Jon: When and what to lay? A dilemma of food, date and recruitment in birds of prey
Byhoim Patrik: Regional sex ratio differences in goshawk broods in relation to brood size and laying date
Engström Jonna: Interactions between brackish-water copepods and the cyanobacteria Nodularia sp.
Fred Marianne: What is important for species living in fragmented landscapes?
H Karin: Site fidelity, a mechanism causing spatially structured populations of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina)
Hannonen Minttumaaria: Reproductive competition among multiple queens in the ant Formica fusca
Hellstedt Paavo: Microtine cycles have changed in Finnish Lapland: - Reflection of change in mustelid densities?
Järvinen Marko: The reflect project - European lakes and climatic change
Kaitala Arja: Helping vs. intraspecific parasitism: egg carrying in the golden egg bug
Komonen Atte: Forest fragmentation truncates food chains in boreal forests
Kontula Tytti: Phylogeography of the bullhead (Cottus gobio) in Northern Europe
Kremp Anke: Germination of dinoflagellate resting cysts in the coastal northern Baltic Sea
Lahti Katriina: Differences in aggression between Finnish brown trout populations
Lehtonen Anne: The effect of moose migrations on the regional population dynamics
Lehtonen Jukka T: Effects of introduced rodents on endemic small mammals in Madagascar
Lehvävirta Susanna: Trampling and urban forest stand structure
Pakkasmaa Susanna: Individual-level analysis of early life history traits in lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush)
Palo Jukka: Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of Fennoscandian and Arctic ringed seals (Phoca hispida)
Pitkänen Mikko: Succession of afforested fields - changes in carabid beetle communities
Rautio Milla: Vertical migration of Daphnia longispina (Crustacea, Cladocera) in a shallow subarctic pond: a strategy to avoid harmful UV-radiation?
Rintala Jukka: Modelling age-structured population dynamics of Finnish starlings Sturnus vuigaris during the last decades - why did the population decline?
Selonen Vesa: Landscape use in the Siberian flying squirrel, Pteromys volans
Seppä Teija: Size-related differences in behaviour are not reflected in growth in Arctic charr alevins
Sih Andrew: An integrative approach to studying sexual selection
Sundell Janne: Functional response of the least weasel
Tesar David: Is semelparity an ecological exception?
Wahlberg Niklas: Multispecies metapopulation dynamics, environmental gradients and speciation
Ylikarjula Janica: Dispersal patterns and population dynamics in a discrete-time single species model


Ahonen Inkeri: The relationships between subfamily Ptychanthoideae, Lejeuneoideae, Cololejeuneoideae and Nipponolejeuneoideae in the hepatic family Lejeuneaceae
Alaja Susanna: Population dynamics and consequences of habitat loss in a spatially structured environment
Björklund Mats: Fisherian optimality vs. Wrightian stochasticity – are small populations important in evolution?
Brommer Jon: Seasonal sex ratio variation in birds of prey
Byholm Patrik: Spatiotemporal variation in Goshawk fledgling sex ratios
Cabeza-Jaimejuan Mar: Conservation tools for metapopulation species: A “dynamic” site-selection algorithm
Enberg Katja: The differences in aggressive behavior among Finnish Brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations
Engsträm Jonna: The effect of harmful algae on the predation behavior and survival of the Mysid shrimp
Fred Marianne: Studying the effect of resource distribution, habitat constitution, and landscape on two populations of Parnassius apollo
Gilg Olivier: Density dependent prey selection by two arctic avian predators
Haikola San: Inbreeding depression in the Glanville Fritillary butterfly
Hannonen Minttu: What affects unequal reproductive sharing among queens in the ant Formica fusca?
Helanterä Heikki: Queen worker conflict over male production in Formica fusca – a laboratory study
Hellstedt Paavo: Estimating indirect effects of least weasel (Mustela nivalis nivalis) presence on field vole (Microtus agrestis) demography in a field experiment
Henricson Catherine: The impact of sedimentation and waterflow on Chara tomentosa and Chara aspera and their associated macrofauna
Hyyryläinen Vesa: The population biology of two Lycaenid species Silver Studded Blue (Plebejus argo) and Idas Blue (Lycaeides idas) in the Åland islands
Järvinen Marko: Nutrient limitation of phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in a small humic lake
Koski Sonja: Individual and contextual variation in the Thomas langur loud call
Koskinen Mikko: Genetic lineages and postglacial colonization of Grayling (Thymallus thymallus, salmonidae) in Europe as revealed by mitochondrial DNA analyses
Lahti Katriina: Metabolic rate – a factor behind differences in aggressiveness between populations?
Lehtonen Jukka T: Habitat use by endemic and introduced rodents along a gradient of forest disturbance in Madagascar
Luoma Anne: The consequences of inaccurate moose population estimates
Niemenmaa Jonna: Breeding habitat selection of Scandinavian female brown bears (Ursus arctos)
Oksanen Ilona: Ohylogenetic analyses of Cladonia sectionascyphiferae (lichen-forming ascomycota)
Penttilä Reijo: Dispersal of Phlebia centrifuga, a wood-rotting fungus specialized on old-growth forests
Pihlaja Tuomo: Sexual differences in the growth of Ural owl young: Implications for sex ratios
Pihlajamäki Outi: Serial moult in a study of fluctuating asymmetry
Rautio Milla: Pigmentation in arctic Daphnia as a protection mechanism for UV-radiation?
Roos Andre M de: Size-dependent life –histories and community theory
Salmi Tarja: Population biology of aspen (Populus tremula)
Selonen Vesa: Natal dispersal of the Siberian flying squirrel (Pteromys volans)
Sihvonen Pasi: The classification of tribe scopulini sterriline moths (lepidoptera: Geometridae)
Stevens Paul: The ecology of polydomy in ants - a research plan
Sundell Janne: Body size-dependent refuge in voles: an alternative explanation of the chitty effect
Tesar David: Coexistence of semelparity with iteroparity in varying environments
Trontti Kalevi: Queen-worker conflict over reproduction in field colonies of the ant, Formica fusca
Venn Stephen: Urbanization: Its impact upon boreal forest ecosystems - carabid diversity along an urban-rural gradient
Viherluoto Maiju: Does light affect the feeding efficiency of pelagic and littoral mysid shrimps?


Alaruikka Diane: Effects of urbanization on carabid beetle, ant and spider assemblages in southern Finland
Backholm Anna: Realistic interaction matrices of plant species coexistence
Benton Tim: Why does environmental variability matter? Playing with mites and models
Bonnevier Katja: Male parental care courtship?
Brommer Jon: Individual clutch size — laying date trends and lifetime reproductive success in the Ural owl
Byholm Patrik: Dispersal and local resource availability — patterns in the Goshawk
Cabeza Mar: Representation, persistence and habitat loss: Looking at the long-term effectiveness of reserve selection algorithms
Enberg Katja: Harvesting in a two-level food web
Haikola San: Does II depression lead to avoidance of sib-mating in Melitaea cinxia?
Hakala Torni: Environmentally induced changes in growth rates of Baltic herring larvae
Hannonen Minttu: Reproductlve sharing and chemical communication in multiple queen colonies of the ant Formica fusca
Helanterä Heikki: Queen worker conflict over male production in the ant Formica fusca
Hellstedt Paavo: The survival rate and behaviour of captive-born released least weasel
Hoelzel Rus: Impact of bottlenecks on genetic diversity in natural populations of marine mammals
Ikävalko Jussi: Structure of insect communities inhabiting bracket fungi of the genus fornitopsispinicola in northeastern China
Ilmoni Camilla: Oviposition and host plant locating behaviour in the apollo butterfly
Jussila Anne: The apollo butterfly and the quality of larval hostplants
Kankare Maana: Population genetics of the parasitoids of Melitaea cinxia
Kokko Hanna: Sexual selection: is your textbook wrong?
Koskinen Mikko: Microsatellites can be evolutionary informative at a range of divergence scales: an empirical case study in European grayling, Thymallus thymallus, salmonidae
Laine Anna-Liisa: Species interactions and the resulting spatial pattern in a fragmented landscape
Lindqvist Kristian: Let’s talk about sex (ratio) - investigating the family life of the ant Lasius elavus
Palo Jukka: Genetic affinities of the Baikal seal (Phoca sibirica) and the Caspian seal (P. caspica): unresolved origin?
Paulomäki Hanna: The effect of weather on the populations of the Glanville fritillary in the Åland island
Pihjala Tuomo: Hatching pattern variation in the Ural owl
Pushkina Diana: Influence of the last interglacial on the mammalian fauna of Eastern Europe
Pykälä Juha: Plant species composition and richness of semi-natural grasslands — a comparison of old, new and abandoned pastures
Pöyry Juha: Communities of day-active lepidoptera in three types of differently grazed grasslands
Sabadeil Mireia: Evaluating the effects of environmental noise on structured populations
Salmi Tarja: Population biology of Populus tremula
Salonen Annamari: Population level differences in the aggressiveness of young European grayling (Thymallus thymallus)
Setälä Vienna: Foundress associations in Lasius ants
Siitonen Paula: Method to select old forests to complement existing reserves
Sirkiä Juhani: Catching invertebrates in December
Spilling Kristian: Growth and encystment of Peridiniella catenata (dinophyceae)
Sundell Janne: Population dynamics of microtine rodents - an experimental test of the predation hypothiesis
Valosaari Kata: Spatial and temporal variation in death rate in the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia)
Varkonyi Gergely: Host-parasite dynamics drive periodic occurrence of boreal moths
Viihunen Sampsa: Behavioral responses of arctic charr to chemical cues from predators with different diets
Yli-Pelkonen Vesa: Predation by larvae of Aeshna jlincea (odonata) on frog and toad tadpoles: significance of prey and predator behaviour


Albert Raino-Lars: Diatom communities of different habitats in three mountain brooks at subarctic lake Saanajärvi, Finnish Lapland.
Audzijonyt Asta: Morphological differentiation and phylogeography of the Mysis relicta (crustacea: mysida) species group
Bargum Katja: The heritability of size in the ant Formica truncorum
Enberg Katja: Managed extinctions in fisheries
Fred Marianne: Habitat configuration and the spatial distribution of Parnassius apollo
Hannonen Minttu: Workers as a collective dominant in the polygyne ant Formica fusca
Helanterä Heikki: Worker fertility in formica ants: a species comparison
Hellstedt Paavo: The indirect effect of least weasel presence on field voles (Microtus agrestis)
Kankare Maana: Molecular phylogeny of cotesia species associated with melitaeae butterflies
Karjalainen Laura: Eutrophication history of lake Pusulanjärvi: a palaeolimnological chironomid analysis
Karjalainen Miina: Uptake and accumulation oi radiolabelled nodularin in Baltic sea zooplankton
Katajisto Jonna: Spatial population dynamics of the brown bear in Finland and Scandinavia
Kolkkala Mikko: Evolution of social parasitism in the ant tribe formicoxenini
Koskinen Mikko T: Rapid Darwin life history evolution in small salmonid populations
Kärkkäinen Katri: Genetics of local differentiation: selection, migration or genetic drift?
Lehtonen Jukka T: Effects of rainforest fragmentation on endemic and introduced rodents in southeastern Madagascar
Linden Eveliina: The Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) causes high mortality in Baltic littoral mysids
Lindström Jan: From individuals to population demography of the Common Buzzard
Matveinen Katja: Short-term effects of the size and shape retention-tree groups on spiders in Finnish forests
Nyman Marjut: Distribution of chironomda (non-biting midges) in subarctic northern Fennoscandian lakes
Pihlaja Tuomo: The effect of sex and food supply on nestling growth in the Ural owl (Strix uralensis)
Ripa Jörgen: Food web dynamics and interaction assessments in correlated and autocorrelated environments
Salmi Tarja: Seedling emergence and survival of aspen (Populus tremula)
Salonen Annamari: Aggressive behaviour and reaction to threat in European grayling populations
Sarhan Alia: Numbers of colonists in metapopulations and their genetic relatedness
Selonen Vesa: Young flying squirrels (Pteromys volans) dispersing in fragmented forest
Sihvonen Pasi: Defining scopulini moths by cladistic methods
Smolander Sampo: Small scale clumping in conifers changes canopy optical properties
Spilling Kristian: The influence of light on growth in Thalassiosira baltica (bacillariophyceae) and Scrippsiella hangoei (dinophyceae)
Trontti Kalle: Evolution of workerless parasites in the ant genus plagiolepis


Audzijonytc Asta: Phylogeny of the genus Mysys (crustacea: mysida) and origin of “glacial relicts” in lakes and the Caspian sea
Bargum Katja: Social life: a queen perspective
Beckerman Andrew: What can time series tell us about life history without knowledge of the environment?
Helanterä Heikki: Worker fertility in Formica ants
Hellström-Phillips Micaela: Size isn’t all: sexual reproduction in the soft coral Sarcophyton elegans, Lizard island, northern great barrier reef, Australia
Herzon Irina: Impact of agri-intensification on the farmland birds in the Baltic region
Järvinen Sofia: Interactive effects of wave exposure and food availability on the population dynamics of northeastern Baltic blue mussels, Mytilus edulis
Kallio Eva: Stability of Puumala-virus outside the host
Karell Patrik: Ural owl sex allocation and paternal investment
Katajisto Jonna: Habitat selection of Scandinavian brown bears
Knopp Theresa: The quaternary ice ages and postglacial colonization routes in Europe
Knopp Theresa: The quaternary ice ages and postglacial colonization routes in Europe
Kärkkäinen Kati: Forests and good life – research plan2002-2005
Laine Anna-Liisa: Spatial variation in resistance in a host-pathogen system
Liljendahi-Nurminen Anne: The dominance of Chaoborus flavicans in eutrophic, clay-turbid lake Hiidenvesi
Ojala Pauli: Haeckelian legacy of popularization: vertebrate embryos and the survival of the fakest
Paukkunen Juho: The effect of connectivity on communities of day-active lepidoptera in grasslands
Pekcan Zeynep: Occurrence of Glugea hertwigi in smelt (Osmerus eperlanus (l.)) population of lake Tuusulanjärvi
Piha Henna: Effects of glyphosate and UV-B on the early development of Rana temporaria
Piha Markus: Dynamics of the Finnish skylark (Alauda arvensis) population
Pushkina Diana: The influence of the last interglacial Eernian on the terrestrial mammalian fauna of Eastern Europe and Siberia: eastward distribution of the large mammal species typical for the Eernian interglacial of Central Europe during the late Pleistocene
Rautiainen Miina: Estimating leaf area index of coniferous forests with a reflectance model
Ryynänen Heikki: Trans-Atlantic dna variation at the growth hormone 1 —gene region of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Rönkkönen Sanna: Long-term changes in herring growth in the gulf of Finland
Salonen Annamari: Spatial and temporal distribution of food — the effect on aggressive behaviour in European grayling (Thymallus thymallus)
Sarhan Mia: Parental relatedness and offspring fitness in the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia)
Smolander Sampo: A scattering model for coniferous shoots including specular reflection
Swenson Jon E: Sexually selected infanticide: a factor to consider when harvesting large carnivores?
Taylor Eric: Evolution in mixed company: ecological and genetic studies of hybrid zone in northwestern North American char and trout
Tonteri Anni: Population genetics of Atlantic salmon (salmo salar) from North West Russia
Trontti Kalevi: Genetic population structure of the socially parasitic ant Plagiolepis xene
Uronen Pauliina: The effect of allelopathic activity of toxic Prymnesium parvum on bacterioplankton production and biomass
Uusitalo Laura: Fish species associations in the Baltic sea - can we learn environmental patterns from catch data?
Vahtera Varpu: Miarus campanulae species group in Finland: inferred from combined mitochondrial and nuclear dna sequences
Venn Stephen: Evaluation of urban green space systems across Europe: ecological aspects of the URGE project
Vepsäläinen Ville: Population dynamics and colonisation characteristics of the Tree Sparrow Passer montanus in the agricultural landscapes of southern Finland
Viihunen Sampsa: Individual and social learning of predator recognition in Arctic charr young (Salvelinus alpinus)
Voutilainen Liina: The effect of maternal antibodies on transmission dynamics of puumala-virus in bank vole (Clethrionomys glareolus) — an island experiment
Välimäki Kaisa: Exploring inbreeding and fitness
Yli-Pelkonen Vesa: Use of ecological information in urban land-use planning


Ahonen Inkeri: Evolutionary trends in liverworts
Bargum Katja: Queen turnover in the polygyne ant Formica fusca
Brown Mark J F: Context and the ecological impact of parasites
Enberg Katja: Harvesting, conservation reserves, and distribution of individuals over space
Gordin Tove: The effect of individual behavior on population dynamics
Gripenberg Sofia: Interactions between oak trees and insects in heterogeneous landscapes
Gui Jennifer: Large-scale population regulation in migrant shorebirds
Heiman Saha: The effects of dog faeces and trampling on urban woodlands in Helsinki, Finland
Helanterä Heikki: Worker policing and nestmate recognition in the ant Formica fusca
Helle Inari: Benthic macroinvertebrate communities in urbanized brooks
Högnabba Filip: Taxonomic studies in the lichen genus Stereocaulon
Karell Patrik: Effects of food limitation on ural owl immuno-competence and reproductive investment
Koivisto Kaisa: Intraspecific variation in the development of visible injury in Centaurea jacea under ambient and elevated O3
Koivulehto Helena: Madagascar’s dung beetles - macrohabitat and edge effect
Laakkonen Mika: Antipredator responsiveness varies between families in arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus)
Latva-Karjanmaa Tarja: Seedling emergence and survival of aspen (Populus tremula)
López-Sepulcre Andres: Evolutionary dynamics and the conservation of the Seychelles Magpie Robin
Mehtälä Elisa: The effect of body size in male reproductive behavior of the least killifish
North Ace: Understanding the impact of foraging behaviour on disease risk
Owens lan P F: Are neutral mechanisms important in phenotypic evolution?
Pihlajamäki Outi: Do females prefer dominant males in the least killifish?
Rankin Daniel: Not-so-pretty-patterns and competition in old-growth forests
Saastamoinen Marjo: Are there trade-offs between mobility and fecundity in the Glanville fritillary butterfly?
Sarhan Alia: Life-time reproductive success in the Glanville fritillary butterfly Melitaea cinxia
Spilling Kristian: Respiration vs. growth rate: is the relationship unambiguous?
Suikkanen Sanna: Effects of cyanobacterial exudates on a natural plankton community from the Baltic sea
Teeffelen Astrid van: Spatial autocorrelation: approaching the approaches
Vilhunen Sampsa: Repeated predator conditioning: pathway to habituation or to better survival? A study on captive arctic charr
Vitikainen Emma: Inbreeding and sex ratios in ant Formica exsecta
Vähä Juha-Pekka: Efficiency of microsatellite allele frequency based Bayesian analyses for detecting hybridization between farmed and wild salmon


Alaruikka Diane: Phylogentetic analysis and revision of the false-click beetle genus Arrhipis bonv. (coleoptera: Eucnemidaie)
Arponen Anni: The value of biodiversity in reserve selection: representation, species weighting and benefit functions
Côte Isabelle M: Ecological changes on Caribbean coral reefs: patterns and processes
Gripenberg Sofia: Dissimilar patterns of distribution of two oak-feeding moths
Hartman Markus: Effects of temperature sum increase on peat characteristics, vegetation and tree stand properties on drained peat lands along a climatic gradient - poster
Heimovirta Minttu: Kin selection in moor frog leks?
Herzon Irina: Farmiland biodiversity: is it a step-child to farmers?
Holt Robert D: Theories of niche conservatism and evolution: implications for invasion biology and community assembly
Hottola Jenni: The structure of polypore fungal communities in relation to the amount and quality of downed logs
Järvenpää Marja: Everybody can get lucky when mating in fog
Kaartinen Elina: The effects of pesticide exposure on predator-prey interactions
Kangas Aapo T: Tooth shape variation in ringed seals (Phoca hispida)
Karell Patrik: Offspring sex ratios of ural owls under seasonally and annually fluctuating food conditions
Knopp Theresa: Evolutionary genetics and population structure of the moor frog, Rana arvalis in Northern Europe
Koivulehto Helena: Adaptive radiation of dung beetles in Madagascar — a research plan
Kukkonen Mari: Managing the genetic resources of indigenous mahoganies in Africa and America: development of multidisciplinary procedure (MAGERMA)
Kuparinen Anna: Modeled pollen mediated gene flow between genetically modified and conventional crops of maize
Kuukka Hanna: Cataract and its importance in enhancement of salmonid populations
Laakkonen Mika: Is growth rate associated with boldness to predators in captive reared salmonids?
Lalva-Karjanmaa Tarja: Clone identification and clonal structure of the European aspen (Populus tremula)
Lautala Tiina: Effects of starter diet on growth, condition and survival of Arctic charr fry
Lehtonen Topi: Adaptive mate preferences in the sand goby
Leinonen Tuomas: Morphological divergence of the three-spined stickleback in Finland
Lens Luc: Predicting effects of habitat change on species persistence - behavioral, morphological and genetic evidence combined
Mitikka Varpu: Landscape structure and the expansion of the map butterfly it Finland
Mäkinen Hannu: Genetic population structure of the European three-spined stickleback
Nikula Raisa: Invasion history of cryptic lineages of the Macoma balthica complex in the north Atlantic
North Ace: Space, fragmentation and an analytical method to deal with it
Ojala Pauli: Evolutionism in the Haeckelian shadow - Harry Federley, the father of the Finnish genetics and eugenics legislation, as a recapitulationist and a monist propagator
Pitala Natalia: Ecology of immunocompetence: a study in Blue tit nestlings
Rankin Daniel: Sex and the city: the interplay between density and sexual selection
Saari Sanna: Habitat requirements of the threatened brackish water leaf beetle Macroplea pubipennis (reuter) (coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Espoo bay, Southern Finland
Saarikivi Jarmo: The smooth snake (Coronella austriaca Laurenti, 1768) in Finland
Saastamoinen Marjo: Clutch size in the Glanville fritillary (Mielitaea cinxia)
Teeffelen Astrid van: Connectivity measures & spatial autocorrelation in species distribution models
Trontti Kalevi: Mating patterns and kinship in the polygynous ant Plagiolepis pygmaea
Valosaari Kata-Riina: Developing control strategies against the invasion of the Colorado potato beetle
Vehma Sara: Shortcuts - who, why and where?
Viljanen Heidi: Spatial population structures and movements of endemic forest dung beetles in Madagascar
Vitikainen Emma: Inbreeding and queen mating strategy in the ant Formica exsecta
Yli-Pelkonen Vesa: The role of local ecological knowledge in urban land-use planning


Arponen Anni: Environmental surrogates in conservation planning
Bargum Katja: Reproductive skew in the black ant: are workers and queens equal?
Henricson Catherine: Chara tomentosa: ecology, environment and disturbances
Hottola Jenni: Polypores in brook-side key habitats and ordinary managed forests in southern Finland
Högnabba Filip: Evolution of cyanobacterial symbioses in ascomycota
Jaatinen Kim: Intraspecific brood parasitism in a population of barrow’s goldeneyes (Bucephala islandica)
Jattu Sofia: The blue mussel (Mytilus edulis l.) as a controller of phytoplankton biomass
Karell Kimmo: Sympagic micro-organism communities in pressure ridges, pressure ridge interstial water, pack ice, and water column
Karell Patrik: Effects of supplementary food on Ural owl reproductive decisions and maternal investment
Kekkonen Mari: Do landscape structure and the amount of food affect the reproductive success of the northern goshawk?
Keller Lukas: From birds to nematodes and back
Koivulehto Helena: Molecular evolution and radiation events in Malagasy dung beetles
Kontiainen Pekka: Does the size matter? Variation in Ural owl egg size on individual level
Kukkonen Mari: Timber regeneration in certified tropical forests: a gap-based approach
Lautala Tiina: Conspecific alarm cues in predator conditioning
Leinonen Tuomas: Body shape differentiation in Fennoscandian threespine stickleback populations — patterns and processes
López-Sepulcre Andres: Population consequences of individual behaviour in a social species: the Seychelles magpie robin
Mitikka Varpu: Molecular variation in the glycolytic enzyme pgi – implications for the expansion of the map butterfly
Mutshinda Crispin M: A hierarchical model of neutral community dynamics with application to moth communities
Mäkinen Hannu: Phylogeography of the three-spined stickleback in Europe: implications for intraspecific systematics and conservation
Mäntyniemi Samu: Statistical inference about population size under unequal capture probability of individuals
Niitepöld Kristjan: Dispersal and flight ability in the butterfly Melitaea cinxia
North Ace: Interactions between dispersal, competition, and landscape heterogeneity
Pekcan-Hekim Zeynep: Effects of clay turbidity and light intensity on the feeding efficiency of two fish species
Rankin Daniel: Species-level selection, competitive exclusion and the tragedy of the commons
Reunanen Markku: Kuno Thomassons’s iconotheque
Rosenqvist Gunilla: Implication of mate choice for individual fitness in small populations, using guppy (Poecilia reticulata) as model species
Saastamoinen Marjo: Temporal pattern of flight activity and clutch size in the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia)
Soininen Eeva: Food selection of barnacle geese (Branta leucopsis) in an arctic pre-breeding area
Tack Ayco: Coexistence of galling and leaf-mining insects on the pedunculate oak
Vahtera Varpu: Diversity of elateroid beetles (coleoptera: elateridae, eucnemidae) in two Amazonian forest types
Viljanen Heidi: Why the ranges of similar species of Sphaerocanthon dung beetles do not overlap?
Wenseleers Tom: The social insects’ altruism: deliberate or enforced?
Zheng Chaozhi: Modelling dispersal in highly fragmented landscapes


Arponen Anni: Improvements for the use of environmental surrogates in conservation planning
El-Showk Sedeer: Differential egg viability and nepotism in Formica fusca
Friman Ville: Prey resource availability drives evolution of predator-prey interaction
Heuschele Jan: Eutrophication associated change in pH boosts olfactory communication in sticklebacks
Hottola Jenni: Significance of retention trees for wood-decompose fungi
Jaatinen Kim: Nesting success in a brood parasitic duck, the Barrow’s goldeneye
Jansen Gunther: DNA bar coding and the genetic diversity of nearctic Myrmica ants
Jokinen Maarit: Condition dependent mate choice: mechanisms producing size assortative pairing in the peacock gudgeon
Kaartinen Riikka: Food webs in space: quantifying interactions among oak associated insects
Kluen Edward: Sexual and natural selection on personalities in blue tits
Koivulehto Helena: Adaptive radiation of tropical forest dung beetles in Madagascar
Kontiainen Pekka: Personality in animals - is aggressiveness good in Ural owl
Kujala Heini: Assessing the effectiveness of fi1nnish reserve network using breeding birds as a case study
Lehikoinen Aleksi: Significance of asymmetric climate change on breeding success in a migratory raptor at the northern limit of its distribution
Leinonen Tuomas: Comparative studies of quantitative trait and neutral marker divergence: a meta-analysis
Leppänen Jenni: Phylogeographic analysis of the ant Myrmica rubra and its microgynous social parasite
Mitikka Varpu: Selection on the pgi locus at the front of an expanding geographical range
Mutshinda Crispin M: Extreme weights anticipation in the Atlantic and the Baltic salmon populations
Nieminen Juhana: Saintpaulia - searching for the elusive endemic of the eastern arcs
Niitepõld Kristjan: Harmonic radar as a means of tracking butterfly flight: connecting genotype with performance
Pauli Diaz: Inbreeding effects on male reproductive success in the least killifish, Heterandria formosa.
Pekkonen Minna: Evolution and ecology in a bottle - experiments with microbes
Pitala Natalia: Searching for heritable variation in nestling response to immunological challenge
Ruokolainen Lasse: Consequences of environmentally driven variation in resource quality on species coexistence
Sharbel Tim: Why do some plants choose not to have sex?
Sirkiä Saija: Capercaillie and moose: contradictory responses to human land use and game management?
Starrfelt Jostein: Thinking clearly about density-dependence.
Strickman Rachel: Determinants of lichen diversity in a commercial forest in eastern Scotland
Viljanen Heidi: Exceptionally high beta diversity i1n dung beetle communities along the wet forest belt of Madagascar
Vitikainen Emma: Inbreed and immune defense in a natural population of the ant Formica exsecta
Vlieger Leon: Alternative mating tactics in sticklebacks: can eutrophication shift the odds?
Wahlberg Nikias: The “when” and “where” of diversification: Nymphalidae butterflies as an example
Ydenberg Ronald: The western sandpiper: long distant migrant in a changing world
Zheng Chaozhi: Metapopulation dynamics of aphids at multiple spatial scales


Bri Lena: Solving the Mystery of the Molecular Clock?
Chernenko Anton: Brood recognition and social parasitism in Formica ants
Ekroos Johan: Effects of habitat type and landscape context on diversity partitions of farmland lepidopterans
Friman Ville-Petri: Selection for antipredator defences at multiple trophic levels affects the evolution of pathogen virulence and host immunity
Gonda Abigail: Evolving brains — intraspecific studies on genetics, plasticity and adaptation in sticklebacks
Hansen Thomas: Measuring evolvability and constraints in complex characters
Ikonen Harri: What makes an urban ant?
Jaatinen Kim: Adaptive adoption — an experiment
Jansen Gunther: Phylogenetic analysis of the ant tribe Myrmicini: Combining molecules, time and biogeographical scenarios
Kaartinen Riikka: Large-scale survey of gall wasp communities on oak in Finland
Kekkonen Jaana: Genetic variability of Finnish House sparrow populations — background information for species conservation
Kujala Heini: How far can the frog leap? - New approaches for identifying priority conservation areas in the face of climate change
Kukkonen Mari: Can the ecological sustainability of selective logging be improved by forest certification? - Initial results from northern Honduras
Kvist Jouni: Microarray study of gene expression in the larvae of the Glanville butterfly in response to prevailing temperature
Lehikoinen Aleksi: Climate change and breeding of owls
Lehtomäki Joona: Quantitative methods for targeting conservation management and intensive forestry in Finnish forest — can we have it both ways?
Lindén Andreas: Irruptive migration and population dynamics in great spotted woodpeckers
Meier Christoph: A simulated story of a population in which male and females disperse over different distances
Niitepõld Kristjan: Live fast, die old — exploring the Mick Jagger paradox
Oro Daniel: Walking the tightrope between ecology and conservation
Pekkonen Minna: Possible adaptation to periodically changing environment in simple bacterial community
Ruokolainen Lasse: Environmental variation affecting biodiversity: the importance of species similarity
Schulenburg Hinrich: Evolution of host-parasite interactions in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans
Starrfelt Jostein: Parent offspring conflict and dispersal distance evolution
Tack Ayco: The role of competition in structuring a leaf-mining and galling metacommunity
Vass Mattias: Habitat fragmentation as affecting metacommunity assembly/disassembly, biodiversity patterns and ecosystem functionin moss-inhabiting fauna
Vierikko Kati: Ecologically sustainable forest ecosystems - Are there any in Finland?
Vileger Leon: Alternative mating tactics in sticklebacks: can eutrophication shift the odds?
Vitikainen Emma: Immune defence and caste differences in the ant Formica exsecta


Ala-Honkola Outi: Conflict over inbreeding in a poeciliid fish Heterandria formosa
Alanen Eeva-Liisa: Significance of rotational fallows and long-term set-asides for butterflies and bumblebees
Bensch Staffan: Evolution and ecology of avian malaria parasites
Budaviciute Silvija: Ecosystem services providers – ants
Chernenko Anton: Reproductive partitioning across seasons in the black ant F. fusca
Eklund Johanna: Biodiversity conservation in the developing countries – more or poor investment?
Ekroos Johan: Empirical evidence of land-use driven homogenization of lepidopteran communities
Fischer Barbara: When to store energy in a stochastic environment
Heikkinen Lea: Effects of host social structure on social parasitism in Formica
Kaartinen Riikka: Introducing molecular methods in quantitative food web studies
Kukkonen Mari: Certification of community forestry – is there need for new guidelines?
Lehtomäki Joona: Big plans for practical forest conservation
Leinonen Tuomas: Body shape divergence along the lines of genetic variance
Leppänen Sanna: Evolution of tritrophic interactions: plants, leaf-mining sawflies and parasitoids
Lewis Owen: Understanding tropical forest diversity: a food web approach
Lindén Andreas: Estimating environmental effects in population models
Luhtasela Hannele: Microbial inhibition and immune response specificity in the ant Formica exsecta
Niitepõld Kristjan: Sex and the Butterfly City: Hunks stay, gorgeous girls fly away
Norros Veera: How to be a good passive disperser? Understanding dispersal ability in wood-decay fungi
Ozan Martina: Reproductive partitioning in black ant, Formica fusca; the effect of reproductive head start, queen presence and her kin value
Ramadevi Jetty: Genetic basis of body size divergence and local adaptation in Fennoscandian ninespine sticklebacks
Reid Jane: Correlated inbreeding coefficients across relatives: occurrence and implications for mate choice and quantitative genetics
Ruokolainen Lasse: The repeatability of community composition under ecological drift
Starrfelt Jostein: Life history evolution in a new perspective
Tuovila Hanna: Resinicolous species of Chaenothecopsis – stuck in resin
Viljanen Heidi: Native and introduced dung beetles using new resource, cattle dung, in Madagascar
Vitikainen Emma: Multiple effects of inbreeding on colonies of the ant Formica exsecta
Vlieger Leon: How not to be seen; does eutrophication influence stickleback sneaking behaviour?


Chernenko Anton: Plan for the summer: Sexual selection in ants
DeFaveri Jacquelin: Research Plan: Genetic Diversity in Baltic Three-spined Stickleback
Eklund Johanna: Sociopolitical and economic factors as constraints for conservation priorities
Grasso Donato: Chemical communication and social organization in ants: study models for a comparative and multidisciplinary approach
Huotari Tea: Genetic population structure of an invasive aquatic weed, Elodea canadensis, in Finland - one or multiple invasions?
Kekkonen Mari: Decreasing the world's taxonomy crisis by reconstructing the phylogeny and classification of endemic Hypertrophine moths (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Elachistidae)
Kluen Edward: Direct and indirect costs of delaying hatching under asymmetric climate warming
Koskinen Jussi: Causes of individual variation in the antipredator behaviour of fish
Kujala Heini: Misleading results from conventional Gap analysis - messages from the warming North
Leppänen Jenni: Comparative phylogeography of the Myrmica ants
Li Ning: An investigation on the corporate disclosure under the Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) framework case: the (global) forest industry
Lizarazo Clara: Genetic variability in the physiological responses of Andean lupin to drought stress
Lummaa Virpi: Measuring evolutionary fitness in humans
Mattila Anniina: Flight metabolic rate and dispersal in the Glanville fritillary butterfly
Milardi Marco: Evaluation of environmental changes and fish introduction effects on a small subartic lake - project planning
Monge Adrián Antonio Monge: Implications of the recent REDD+ initiative
Nair Abhilash: Conservation Genetics of endemic Indirana frogs from Western ghats,India
Norros Veera: From elegant physics to relevant ecology: cross-disciplinary research on the dispersal of wood-decaying fungi
Ozan Martina: Reproductive conflict in the ant colony and queen egg-laying behaviour
Pavón-Jordán Diego: Climate-driven changes in the predator - prey community in southern Finland
Riera Daniel Burgas: Raptors and the state of forests
Santagneli Andrea: Woodland resource use and raptors: A cost-effective strategy for nest site conservation
Savola Sakeri: Landscape use of small predators in fluctuating vole densities
Showk Hannele Luhtasela-El: Microbial inhibition and immune response specificity in the ant Formica exsecta
Smith Henrik: Biodiversity and the landscape ecology of agri-environment schemes
Strickman Rachel: Diversity and specificity of cyanobacterial symbionts of a tripartite lichen, Peltigera leucophlebia, throughout Fennoscandia
Stubina Minna: Medicinal plant markets in Gambia, West Africa
Tuomainen Ulla: The effects of increased vegetation on male desert goby (Chlamydogobius eremius) courtship behaviour
Vattulainen Ulla: Production of free oxygen radicals and ageing in the ant Formica exsecta
Yan Dongjun: Eucalyptus plantation, south china and water-use


Ab Ghani Nurul Izza: Microsatellite genetic differentiation among european nine-spined stickleback (pungitius pungitius) populations
Aivelo Tuomas: Barcoding the poop: Mouse lemurs and their parasites
Alanen Riikka: The effect of habitat fragmentation to the fitness of Plantago lanceolata
Budaviciute Silvija: Sardines versus tuna; a wiser ecologist choice for the sampling of ants
Burgas Riera Daniel: Raptor assemblage shaping animal distributions
Chernenko Anton: Facultative polygyny and queen recruitment in the ant Formica fusca
Couchoux Christelle: Competition among foraging adult female parasitoid wasps
Fabritius Henna: Conservation planning for non-climax habitats: planning early-succession habitat availability and habitat maintenance
Gonda Abigel: Brains developing - the influence of friends and enemies
Gruber Christina : Fighting behaviour of size-matched crayfish males
Hakala Sanja: Ctenophore communities in the Baltic Sea
Hauru Kaisa: Closed edges improve recreational experiences in urban forests: an interdisciplinary examination of forest edge effects
Isomaa Marleena: Precautionary management of Baltic Sea cod (Gadus morhua callaris L.) under different environmental noise and harvesting strategies
Jauni Miia: Interaction between species traits of alien plants and environmental characteristics of agricultural habitats
Jiménez Oswalt: Genetic diversity and breeding value of forty common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) landraces from Nicaragua
Karhunen Markku: What is FST?
Kettunen Henna: Factors limiting the regional distribution of pedunculate oak
Koivisto Maria: Quality or quantity: small scale patch architecture affects patterns of biodiversity in a sublittoral blue mussel community
Koskinen Jussi: Enriched rearing environment increases foraging capacity via improved brain development in captive-bred salmon
Könönen Mari: Tropical peat characteristics and land use
Laakkonen Hanna: Genetic tracing of the history of the Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) in North-East European seas
Laaksoharju Taina: Children in a Garden: social learning, place attachment and building nature and child relationship
Lai Yi-Te: Parasite-mediated inter- and intra-sexual selection, sexual signaling and personality evolution in the common minnow Phoxinus phoxinus
Landvik Matti: Ecology and conservation strategies of the Hermit beetle Osmoderma eremita (Scopoli, 1763)
Markkula Sanna: Predation effects of the voracious predator Mertensia ovum in the patchy Arctic environment
Marton Ana-Maria: Population genetics of the invasive plant species Impatiens glandulifera in Southern Finland
Mattila Anniina: Great reduction in fitness in an old isolated butterfly population
Meller Kalle: Does hatching date affect the timing of departure in partial migrants?
Meller Laura: Species distribution models in conservation planning: the effect of data extent and quality
Miinala Mirja: Elevational distribution of dung beetle species on two contrasting mountains in Madagascar
Mikkonen Anniina: Focus areas of Natura 2000 habitat types in Finland, a nationwide survey
Milardi Marco: Does brown trout introduction affect fishless lakes ecosystems?
Morandin Claire: Caste specific gene expression in Formica ants
Mäkeläinen Sanna: Home ranges and landscape use of the Siberian flying squirrel in urban forests
Niemelä Petri: Consistency of hiding behaviour in field cricket, Gryllus integer. Is behavioural syndrome coupled with life-history traits?
Pekonen Assia: Diversity of nectar source plants in Southern Finland
Pystynen Heini: The effects of Siberian Moth outbreaks on secondary beetle diversity in Inner Mongolia
Rafique Sohail : Pre-treatment of leaves and roots of water hyacinth to enhance its methane production potential
Ramiadantsoa Tanjona: Competitive species communities in spatially heterogeneous habitats
Rocha Ricardo: Impacts of deforestation on bird, dung beetle and rodent communities: a case study from Ranomafana Natural Park, Madagascar
Rodewald Petra: Wild origin and environmental enrichment promote foraging on natural prey of captive reared Atlantic salmon parr
Saarikivi Jarmo: Carabid beetles and golf courses
Salo Elina: Effects of fragmentation in the bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus) zone to the invertebrate communities
Schultner Eva: Cannibalism and conflict in Formica ants
Suriakaite-Noreikiene Kristina: Ecological genetics of sociality in eiders (Somateria mollissima)
Susi Hanna: Life history trade-offs and parasite evolution
Triviño Maria: How useful are vegetation and landscape data for predicting climate change impacts on Iberian birds?
Tuomainen Ulla: Behavioural differentiation of stickleback populations in response to human-induced eutrophication
Välimäki Kaisa: Phenotypic plasticity in nine-spined sticklebacks
Zhang Ji: Experimental evolution of bacteria under the selection of protozoans and phages
Zupan Laure: Integrating a functional and evolutionary perspective in conservation assessment


Aivelo Tuomas: Discovering parasite dynamics in wild mouse lemur population
Anttila Jani: Opportunistic pathogens in competitive environments
Budaviciute Silvija: Ant-mediated seed dispersal under different levels of habitat disturbance in Madagascar
Budria Alexandre: Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea: Impact on macro-parasites of the threespine stickleback
Couchoux Christelle: Avoidance of host overexploitation by a parasitoid wasp
DeFaveri Jacquelin: From global to local: genetics of adaptation in threespine sticklebacks
Ebrahimi Nashmin: Selenium cycle in the field ecosystem
Eklund Johanna: Good governance and protected area effectiveness
Fabritius Henna: Fluctuating species and dynamic landscapes: what conclusions can we draw from sporadic surveys?
Gabrych Malgorzata: Plant diversity on green roofs
Gruber Christina: Dominance and immune defense in crayfish males
Helenius Laura: Choosing your food - the effects of inorganic turbidity on prey selection of zooplanktivores
Hällfors Maria: Assisted migration: status and opportunities
Jahan Farhana: TCR-Induced Activation of LFA-1 Involves Signaling through Tiam1
Jiménez Oswalt: Breeding of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) assisted by microsatellite markers?
Jousimo Jussi: Inferring ecological processes from spatial data
Kaasalainen Ulla: Cyanobacterial toxins in lichens
Kankaanpää Tuomas: How is tooth shape changed? Genetically modified mice meet the real world
Karhunen Markku: Detecting natural selection by Bayesian inference
Kekkonen Mari: Species delimitation with different sources of character data: Examples of Lepidoptera
Kettunen Elina: Fungal microfossils in Bitterfeld amber
Koskela Sonja: Probabilistic taxonomic classification methods for next generation sequencing data
Kulmuni Jonna: Genes underlying chemical communication: CSP gene family evolution in ants
Mattila Anniina: Thermal adaptation and the flight of the Glanville fritillary butterfly
Meller Laura: Accounting for data uncertainty in reserve selection: little steps, long leaps
Meller Kalle: Do mild winters increase the proportion of resident individuals in partially migratory birds?
Merikanto Ilona: Outside host growth and the dynamics of opportunistic pathogens
Natri Heini: Molecular evolution of sex chromosomes in sticklebacks
Norros Veera: Dispersal in Bizarro World: counterintuitive results from measuring and modelling airborne dispersal in wood
Nurmi Niina: Analyses on the lek dynamics and dispersal of capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus) males using non-invasive genetic methods
Ozan Martina: Reproduction in a multi-breeder society: maximizing inclusive fitness
Piraga Dace: The influence of Broceni cement factory on surrounding epiphytic lichens (Latvia)
Rodewald Petra: To eat and what to eat to avoid being eaten: Does enriched rearing influence foraging strategy in the presence of a predator?
Rönkä Katja: The effect of landscape structure on movements and population dynamics: a case study of Melitaea diamina
Santangeli Andrea: Conservation status, human features and habitat at the nest site do not influence breeding of the White-tailed sea eagle in South-Western Finland
Suhonen Sari: Components of breeding performance in Eurasia Teal (Anas crecca) in a varying environment
Susi Hanna: The effect of plant resistance strategy and co-infection on epidemiology of Podosphaera plantaginis
Tiainen Joni : The role of pike in the ecosystem in small humic lakes
Tuomola Aino: A New Anguimorph Lizard (Squamata) from the Early Cretaceous of Öösh, Mongolia
Tuovila Hanna: Mycocaliciales on resin - to boldly go where no Fungi has gone before
Vaara Elina Assisted migration of plant species threatened by climate change – legal perspective
Weckman Diana: Taxonomic Status of Cladonia uncialis subsp. uncialis and subsp. biuncialis
Zohdy Sarah: Lice Reveal Mouse Lemur Social Life
Zupan Laure: Spatial patterns of phylogenetic diversity in Western Paleartic vertebrates
Örmälä Anni-Maria: The effects of multiple species interactions on antagonistic coevolution between a bacterium and a lytic


Ahti Launis: Delimitation of Puccinellia svalbardensis - Molecular evidence improves systematics of arctic saltmarsh grasses in European Arctic
Anna Norberg: Impacts of environmental conditions on the spore production of wood-decaying fungi
Anniina Mattila: Flight-induced gene expression in the Glanville fritillary butterfly
Annina Launis: Deficiently known lichen genus Micarea – New records, new species and high identification success through DNA-barcoding
Annu Tertsonen: Chemical recognition signals in the common black ant Formica fusca: genes versus rearing environment
Antti Takolander: Forests in warming climate: comparing model predictions for European trees
Chris Eberlein: Genetic bases of parallel phenotypic evolution in ninespine stickleback (Pungitius pungitius) – a comparative genomic approach
Christelle Couchoux: Genetic relatedness of offspring coming from the same host cluster in the parasitoid wasp Hyposoter horticola
Claire Morandin: Variation in caste specific Vitellogenin expression within and among colonies of Formica ants
Corinna Casi: A call for a more inclusive approach for conservation
Diego Pavon: Survival and environmental change: the study case of Ural and tawny owl
Dimitri Stucki: Infecting immune ants: an approach with bacteria and starvation
Hanna Susi: The effect of co-infection on pathogen epidemiology
Heidi Björklund: Evaluation of artificial nests as a conservation tool for three forest-dwelling raptors
Heini Natri: Progressive recombination suppression and differentiation in neo-sex chromosomes
Helena Uotila: The social drivers of deforestation around Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
Henna Fabritius: Habitat turnover in false heath fritillary meadows: building evidence base for conservation management
Ika Österblad: Making your choice from a rich menu: constraints on host range in parasitoid wasps
Jacquelin DeFaveri: Making your choice from a rich menu: constraints on host range in parasitoid wasps
Jana Wolf: Size-assortative mating in the macrogyne and microgyne forms of Myrmica ruginodis
Jenni Paviala: Evolution of immune genes in the invasive Argentine ant
Johanna Eklund: The effectiveness of the protected areas of Madagascar
Kukka Kyrö: Rooftop meadows: the role of green roofs in urban invertebrate conservation
Marjaana Toivonen: Environmental fallows as a tool to promote biodiversity in agricultural landscapes
Martin Broberg: The genetic regulation of expA and rsmA
Martina Ozan: Queen-worker communication in the black ant Formica fusca – fecundity signaling loop
Noora Parkkonen: Variation in caste specific expression of chemical communication genes in Formica ants
Peter Kullberg: The Convention on Biological Diversity and global high-resolution conservation prioritization
Riikka Alanen: Within- and between-season dynamics of powdery mildew Podosphaera plantaginis
Riikka Puntila: First application of FISK, the Freshwater Fish Invasiveness Screening Kit, in Northern Europe: example of Southern Finland
Sanna Mäkeläinen: The factors explaining the occurrence of the Siberian flying squirrel in urban forest landscape
Sara Fraixedas: The impact of climate change and land-use practices on the population dynamics of wintering birds in Finland
Silvija Budaviciute: A functional classification of Malagasy ant assemblages
Sini Vuorensyrjä: Pathogen infection and oxygen stress on Formica exsecta workers
Tanjona Ramiadantsoa: Geographical radiation in Malagasy dung beetles
Titta Majasalmi: All forests are different – can the difference be quantified with biophysical variables LAI & FPAR?
Ulisses Moliterno de Camargo: Inferring the spatio-temporal dynamics of biological populations through autonomous recording and automated identification of animal sounds
Unni Pulliainen: Inbreeding and mortality in the ant Formica exsecta
Wolfgang Reschka: Experimental design to study the foraging behavior of a parasitoid wasp


Aivelo Tuomas: Tracking year-to-year changes in intestinal nematode communities
Björklund Heidi: Habitat effects on the breeding performance of three forest-dwelling hawks
Bokma Folmer: Micro- versus macroevolution: is more different?
Brooks Thomas: Guiding decisions with biodiversity knowledge
Budria Alexandre: Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea and parasites of the three spine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus L.): local vs. regional patterns
De Moraes Rezende Francisko: Insights on the behaviour of the neotropical termitophilous ant Centromyrmex pr. brachycola
Dhaygude Kishor: Structural and functional genomics of novel Formica exsecta viruses
Eberlein Chris: Second-generation genetic linkage map of the nine-spined stickleback
Fernández-Llamazares Álvaro: The Shifting Baselines Syndrome: evidence and implications for conservation
Fuchs Siiri: Transgenerational immune priming in the ant Formica fusca
Gehrmann Friederike: The role of microclimate for arctic-alpine plants
Harlio Annika: Integrating landscape-level indicators of habitat quality into spatial conservation planning in agricultural environments
Hartikainen Saara: Changes in understorey plant phenology reflect the under-canopy light environment
Hasan Mehedi: Gigantism mediated adaptive brain evolution in nine-spine sticklebacks (Pungitious pungitious)
Hietala Anna: Caste-specific vitellogenin expression in the common black ant Formica fusca
Israel David: The role of two aquaporins in plant water relations
Jokinen Henri: Population decline in flounder - evidence from the Finnish coast
Järvelä et al Riina: The effect of vegetation on the abundance of bumblebees and butterflies in nature management fields
Kauppi Laura: Distribution of the invasive polychaetes Marenzelleria spp. in the Baltic Sea
Korb Judith: Termites, the other social insects
Kullberg Peter: Travel tips for nature lovers: where are the best protected areas?
Launis Ahti: A glimpse into the Carnian: Late Triassic plant fossils from Hopen, Svalbard
Lehtimäki Jenni: Green areas provide protection against inflammatory diseases
Meller Laura: Biodiversity needs versus biodiversity funds: conservation priority areas under climate change
Moliterno de Camargo Ulisses: Robust uncertainty measurements and algorithms for the identification of bird songs
Morozov Sergey: Ecophysiology of three spine sticklebacks: the functional convergence hypothesis
Mäkeläinen Sanna: Home range use patterns and movements in the flying squirrel in urban forests
Natri Heini: The evolution of sex chromosomes and hybrid sterility in nine-spined sticklebacks
Negazzi Sarah: Optimal resource allocation between competing life history traits in female common eiders
Nousiainen Anni: Impacts of rainforest fragmentation on species communities and vegetation in South-East Madagascar
Paviala Jenni: Molecular evolution of the immune genes in the Argentine ant
Pavón Jordán Diego: Implications of climate-driven distribution changes for EU protected areas
Pulliainen Unni: Co-evolutionary arms race between social parasites and their hosts in Formica ants
Ramiadantsoa Tanjona: The efficiency of a habitat corridor between two large national parks in Madagascar
Reschka Wolfgang: Keep 'em out: The effectiveness of copper barriers against terrestrial molluscs
Rosa Elena: Future plans on ecological factors and immunity in Melitaea cinxia
Salomaa Anna: Can green infrastructure approach help to conserve biodiversity?
Schultner Eva: Ant larvae as players in social conflict
Seleiman Mahmoud: Potential interactions between land sludge application and mycorrhiza activity
Susi Hanna: The costs of plant resistance strategies
Takolander Antti: Combining multiple approaches to assess climate change impacts on macroalgae
Tao Yun: Transient movement ecology
Toivonen Marjaana: Supporting biodiversity through Environmental Fallows: the impact of fallow type
Tuomola Aino: Basal divergence in Anguimorpha: tracking down the ancient history with molecular data and a Cretaceous gastric pellet
Tuulos Antti: Winter turnip rape as a N scavenging catch crop
Uphill Simon: Biological prerequisites of the reintroduction of endangered Atlantic salmon
Vaahtoranta Timo: Classifying Conservation Strategies
Veach Victoria: Linking land use and species richness: How do global patterns compare?
Viljanen Martta: The effect of water salinity to the visual pigment absorption spectra of mysids
Visakorpi Kristiina: The effect of spiders on high arctic food webs
Woestmann Luisa: Immunological maternal effects in the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia)
Wolf Jana: Mating biology of the two morphs of Myrmica ruginodis
Yrjölä Rauno: Impacts of Vuosaari harbour road construction to local bird populations

2015 - 2018

Abstract Book 2015
Abstract Book 2016
Abstract Book 2017
Abstract Book 2018


Angove Charlotte: Nutrient cycling by aquatic plants
Beresford Jack: Gene expression in the genomes of hybrid Formica rufa group ants
Chichorro Filipe: Using computer simulations of virtual organisms to understand which traits drive them to extinction
Connena Irene: Space use and movement seasonality of a desert-dwelling bat
Fang Bohao: How parallel is parallel evolution? The case of the three-spined stickleback
Feng Xueyun: Introgression in the nine-spined stickleback
Feulner Philine: Genomics of rapid adaptation
Happonen Konsta: The causes of plant community functional variation in a tundra landscape
Herrero Annikka: Formation of local populations for Eurasian lynx
Jalkanen Joel: Spatial prioritization of urban biodiversity, recreation use, and health effects
Junttila Samuli: Using multispectral terrestrial lidar for early detection of tree decline
Keller Laurent: Sex, Sociality and Supergenes
Kemppinen Julia: Shrubs constructing tundra soils
Koskenpato Katja: Geographical variation in plumage coloration in the colour polymorphic tawny owl
Koskinen Janne: Fungus-associated arthropods
Laaksonen Mervi: Species and their traits in dead pines
Laitinen Roosa: What can A. thaliana hybrids tell us about evolution?
Loikkanen Linda: Antibodies against hepatitis E virus in Finnish moose
Mäkinen Jussi: Predictive species distribution models need to account for spatial confounding
Niittynen Pekka: Winter outweighs summer climate in driving Arctic tundra vegetation
Ollonen Joni: Genotype-phenotype mapping of skull development and adaptation in squamate reptiles
Prass Marju: Enhancing natural biocontrol: could a snail control the invasive lupine?
Rissanen Tuuli: Importance of cryosphere in studying species’ distributions
Robinson Sinnikka: Impacts of environmental temperature on the stability of terrestrial communities
Rosti Hanna: Identity, population size and conservation status of the enigmatic Taita Dwarf Galago
Ruuskanen Matti: Sediment DNA in the Northern Hemisphere tracks anthropogenic Hg deposition
Salgado Ana: Drought alters host plant quality and threats its insect herbivore
Sallinen Suvi: Plant fittness effects of varying pathogen communities
Salonen Milla: Cat behavior: an evolutionary perspective
Sinclair-Waters Marion: Moving beyond single SNP approaches for understanding the genetic basis of complex traits: a case study in Atlantic salmon
Solanki Twinkle: UV-screening and recovery of spring photosynthetic capacity in evergreen shrubs
Viitamäki Sirja: Functions and activity of microbial communities in the changing Arctic
Warren Dan: The age of big data in correlative ecology