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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@HelsinkiRats

Let's take a positive point of view for this peculiar Finnish winter: it's probably going to be a very good winter… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

City ceiling rats & their chemical bulletin boards. Arrow = urine/sebum pillars built by rats (& mice) to spread th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Yleisin rottiin liittyvä kysymys on, että mitä tauteja rotista voi tarttua ihmiselle. Yksi merkittävimmistä on lept… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

I'll be talking in April at #AERA20 on @HelsinkiRats and environmetnal education: "Where Wild Rats Roam: A Case Stu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Linnarottide arvukus kasvamas - Helsingis on alustatud ulatusliku uuringuga rottide liikumise, käitumise ja paljune… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…