Professor of Evolutionary Palaeontology
Head, Division of Biogeoscience
Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki

  • Evolution of mammal communities and circumstances of early human environments

  • Evolution of Eurasian land mammals and terrestrial environments

  • Ecometrics of fossil and living mammals

  • Development, function and evolution of mammalian teeth

  • Scaling problems in functional systems

Room B140, Office hour: Tue 13-14

Phone: +358 50 5337267

mikael.fortelius@helsinki.fi

Post-doctoral researcher, PhD

  • paleoecology and ecometrics of mammals and their paleoenvironments
  • body size evolution of mammals 
  • paleodietary analyses of proboscideans, xenarthrans, ungulates and other herbivorous mammals
  • extending mesowear methodology for new tooth morphology types
  • mammal osteology, ecomorphology and evolution

Room C114, Physicum

juha.saarinen@helsinki.fi

Researcher, Docent, PhD

Jussi is at the moment mainly working at BIOS, a new independent research unit, where he is active in investigating how humankind and society are capable of solving the looming environmental and climate crisis. He is also affiliated as a researcher with the Evolutionary palaeontology group.

  • Anthropocene

  • Ecosystem dynamics through time

  • Ecometrics of fossil and living mammals

  • Combining environmental modelling (incl. climate) with fossil data

  • Conservation Paleobiology

  • Multidisciplinary anticipation of socio-ecological transformations

  • Public outreach for environmental issues

jussi.t.eronen@helsinki.fi

Doctoral student

Doctoral student