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University of Helsinki Annual Report 2004

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Ilkka Hanski recognised for his work

Last year, Professor Ilkka Hanski received two significant distinctions. In the summer, he was invited to be a lifetime member of the British science academy, the Royal Society. In September, Hanski received an important Marsh Award from the British Ecological Society.

Ilkka Hanski is internationally renowned for his groundbreaking research into metapopulations and evolutionary biology. He heads the Metapopulation Research Group in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Helsinki Faculty of Biosciences. The research group has been appointed a Centre of Excellence by the Academy of Finland.

The Royal Society is the world’s oldest uninterruptedly functioning science academy, established in 1660 to promote the natural sciences. The Royal Society has 1,300 British and foreign members, 65 of whom are Nobel Prize winners. Hanski is only the second Finnish member of the Society.

The British Ecological Society is a scientific association founded in 1913 with the purpose of promoting the field of ecology. The Society has 5,000 members in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Photo: Mirja Mäenpää

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