Helsinki Urban Rat Project

We share our cities with many animals but know quite little about them

Rats have lived with humans since the beginning of agriculture. Rats have also been studied by scientists in laboratories around the globe and we know quite lot about them. Nevertheless, we do not really know what they are doing when they live wild in city parks, sewers and tunnels, in their evolutionary new and ever-changing habitat. Our research project aims to uncover the spatio-temporal variation in rat populations, how rats share and spread parasites and pathogens and how humans feel and think about rats in urban setting.

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How coinfection influence the probability and intensity of infection of these enzootic and zoonotic parasites in ur… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Describing rat-human interaction in terms of "invasion" seems to be a persistent trope in the media. However human… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The website of our @wellcometrust funded project The Global War Against the Rat and the Epistemic Emergence of Zoon… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

We are hiring! Two 52-month long postdocs with the Global War Against the Rat project @StAndrewsAnthrotwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

When you're on a vacation and enjoying autumn in Stockholm... https://t.co/HdCg0WsbEW