Helsinki Lab of Interdisciplinary Conservation Science
Human-nature interactions ⦁ digital conservation ⦁ conservation policy-making
The Helsinki Lab of Interdisciplinary Conservation Science (HELICS) is an interdisciplinary team with expertise in conservation science, geography, computer science, social sciences and economics. We develop methods and analyses that can help investigate human-nature interactions to inform conservation policy-making. We carry out global to local analyses, by integrating traditional and novel digital data sources. We are interested in finding sustainable solutions that can support both biodiversity and people. HELICS was established in April 2019.
Putting a conservation finger on the internet’s pulse
Social media is a rich vein of data for researchers to discover important trends in human environmental behaviour. But analysing this staggering...
Private land conservation research underrepresents geographical regions and stakeholders
Biodiversity loss is one of the most prominent global issues, also affecting human well-being. With privately owned land covering large areas of...
HELICS’ main research themes are centred around pressing conservation issues and cutting-edge methodology
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