Our PhD student Ana Salgado defended her doctoral thesis on the 13th of December 2019. Congratulations Dr. Salgado!

The Research Centre for Ecological Change (REC) published a video series for schoolchildren. The series consists of 10 short videos about environmental change and biodiversity. With the videos, REC aims to communicate science to schoolkids and raise their awareness about biodiversity and environmental research.

The university's news article about the videos

The videos on YouTube


Our postdoc Maria Hällfors received funding for a pilot project where past populations of P. lanceolata grown from seeds from herbarium collections will be compared to those grown from current populations under past, current, and future climatic conditions. The project starts in August with collection of fresh seed in Åland and from herbarium specimens. The specimens will also be examined for phenotypic traits, such as degree of inflorescene pigmentation which is a plastic trait connected to cool climatic conditions during flowering, to study potential change in phenotypic plasticity over time.

HiLIFE recruited five top-level researchers from 400 high quality applicants together with the faculties of University of Helsinki.

Recruitment for Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor positions started in the fall and the appointments were made in June by Rector Jari Niemelä.

Second HiLIFE tenure track call attracts top-level researchers to Finland