Johan Kotze is a University Lecturer and Docent in urban ecology and ecosystem ecology at the University of Helsinki. His research interests include the responses of invertebrates and vegetation to urbanization. Additionally, he studies the potential of urban greenspace (such as remnant forests, parks, green infrastructure – green roofs) in providing ecosystem services and habitat for various organisms. Since 2015 he has been permanently employed in the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki. As of October 2016, he has more than 60 publications in the primary literature.