Metapopulation Research Centre has been closed due to the ending of the Centre of Excellence funding from the Academy of Finland. Please notice that this website will not be updated anymore. However we will keep this page open until June 2018 for you to find your way to the pages of these individual research groups previously under MRC.
Metapopulation Research Centre at the University of Helsinki was established in 1991 by the late professor and Academician Ilkka Hanski. The strength of our research is the ability to combine ecological, molecular, computational and theoretical approaches in the same projects. The focus of our research is to apply the core concepts of metapopulation biology, e.g. species inhabiting fragmented landscapes, to management and conservation of habitats and biodiversity.
MRC has more than 70 researchers, post graduate students and supporting personnel representing over twenty nationalities. MRC has been a Centre-of-Excellence in research nominated by the national research council from year 2000.