Principal investigator: Atte Moilanen

We investigate factors that explain the distributions of biodiversity features, including species, communities, and ecosystem processes. We are interested in techniques for understanding present distributions and for predicting future distributions of biodiversity features.

We develop methods and analyses that use information about biodiversity distribution in conservation decision making to answer questions such as Where to protect?, Where and how to maintain and restore habitats?, How to minimize negative impacts of land use decisions?, and What consequences will our actions have for biodiversity?

We collaborate in projects that apply quantitative methods to applied conservation decision making and account for the benefits and costs of conservation.

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Group Leader, PI Atte Moilanen
Center of Excellence in Metapopulation Biology
Department of Biosciences
PO Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Biocenter 3, Room 5717
Phone: +358 2941 57753

Conseptual framework for the use of social media data in conservation science.