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.

News

@HelsinkiRats

Doing rat live-trapping this summer has been both a good learning experience and an important pilot study. Working… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Hi, I'm the biggest rat of the summer with an impressive 320 grams in total! I'm not the most photogenic, though, a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Keskipohjanmaan pääkirjoituskin tarttuu @NinaVNygren'in tutkimukseen: Viiksiniekat kunnan elätteinä – Rotta on pysy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Rottaongelmat lisääntyvät. Pelkästään yhdellä tuholaistorjuntayrityksellä on Jyväskylässä tätä nykyä vuosittain use… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Tutkijamme @NinaVNygren alkaa selvittää @Saatio_KAKS-rahoituksella rottien asemaa kuntalaisina. Tässä… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…