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.
Academy of Finland funding to educational rat studies!
Academy of Finland granted funding for CitiRats research program, headed by Pauliina Rautio from University of Oulu, which delves deeper into...
Students appreciate taking part in urban rat research
A recent study done in Helsinki Urban Rat Project reveals how secondary school students learn while studying urban rat presence in Helsinki,...
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.