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.
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...
Social media data reveal where visitors to nature locations provide potential benefits or threats to biodiversity
Understanding how people use and experience important places for living nature is essential for effectively managing and monitoring human...
HELICS’ main research themes are centred around pressing conservation issues and cutting-edge methodology
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