Multidisciplinary research project on ecology, evolution, genetics and social sciences of urban rats in Helsinki area
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.
Four-year funding from Kone Foundation
Kone Foundation has awarded 299 000 € for HURP to conduct a study called "Boundless Rat - an ecological and social study on rat movement and...
Helsinki Urban Rat Project launches
Since January, Helsinki Urban Rat Project has started piloting the ecological subprojects and preparing for the actual research
About Helsinki Urban Rat Project
Helsinki Urban Rat Project is a multidisciplinary research project dedicated to understand the dynamics of urban rats and their effects on...
Helsinki Urban Rat Project is a multidisciplinary research project spanning different theme and fields of life and social sciences.