Professor Otso Ovaskainen is a mathematician who has integrated theoretical, mathematical and statistical ecology.
My main task is to implement a software package for probabilistic taxonomic classification (PROTAX) which is intended to be used in classifying environmental fungal samples based on next-generation sequencing data. In addition, I have written a software package for simulating point process models (ppsimulator).
I am a data scientist and an amateur nature photographer. I have a PhD in computer science (statistical model selection) and my research is thereafter mainly focused on different themes in theoretical ecology. My current work is to improve automated species identification based on camera trapping data.
I am an ornithologist and an ecologist. My PhD thesis evaluated how conservation measures can mitigate the negative impacts of climate and environmental change on birds. Previously I worked in the Finnish bird monitoring scheme. In LIFEPLAN my task is to run a citizen science project assisting the development of global automated bird sound identification software.
I'm the LIFEPLAN coordinator in Helsinki, responsible for contact with sampling teams and general project overseeing. I have an MSc in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Helsinki. I have coordinated several distributed experiments and sampling efforts in ecology, at national, regional and global scales. I also worked as database manager for the Research Center for Ecological Change REC.
Professor Tomas Roslin is a community ecologist who specialises in the response of species communities to landcape fragmentation, Arctic environments and environmental change.
I’m the coordinator for the LIFEPLAN team here in Uppsala. I’m in charge of logistics for the worldwide campaign and am project manager for the Nordic and Malagasy campaigns. I have a PhD in environmental science and have done field work in Scotland, Malaysia and Panama where I studied the effects of loss of forest biodiversity on plant-soil interactions.
My background is in ethology and conservation biology. I have an interest in how human activity impacts biodiversity and species distribution. For the last few years I have worked on research projects focusing on biodiversity and conservation in Canada. With LIFEPLAN I work as a research assistant on the team in Uppsala, Sweden. There I work with the hierarchical data collection, sample processing, and logistics.
I work as a research assistant in the LIFEPLAN team in Uppsala, Sweden, conducting a combination of field and laboratory work. I employ a wide array of molecular and microbiological techniques. I finished my university studies in Environmental Science and I started my PhD at Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Microbiology, Hungary. For the last two years I have been working at Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics/Limnology as a research assistant. I participated in projects working on microbial and functional diversity of freshwater systems with a special focus on carbon and nitrogen cycling.
- Prof. Brian Fisher, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, USA and Madagascar Biodiversity Center (Biodiversity science, Malagasy logistics)
- Dr. Panu Somervuo, University of Helsinki (taxonomic placement analyses, developer of PROTAX). Panu Somervuo's University of Helsinki research portal profile
- Dr. Nerea Abrego, University of Helsinki (fungal community ecology). Nerea Abrego's University of Helsinki research portal profile
- Dr. Paul Hebert, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph (DNA extraction, sequencing and bioinformatics)
- CSC (IT Center for Science) (Data storage and computing resources, computational and data management support)
- The Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility FinBIF operating under the Finnish Museum of Natural History ‘Luomus’
- Prof. Leif Schulman, Director. Leif Schulman's University of Helsinki research portal profile
- Kari Lahti, Head of Biodiversity Informatics. Kari Lahti's University of Helsinki research portal profile
- Esko Piirainen, Head of ICT (CIO). Esko Piirainen's University of Helsinki research portal profile