Latest news from The Finnish museum of natural history
Do you need to visit our collections? LUOMUS is part of European-wide SYNTHESYS+ access programme and we could provide funding for your visit to Helsinki. Next call for applications for Transnational Access is open between 1 February - 12 April 2019.
The Finnish Museum of Natural History was recognised for its extensive long-term work for open science. The first University of Helsinki Open Science Award was granted in 2017.
Architecture, recycling and fungus cultivation are not inventions exclusive to humans! Termites living in Africa and South Asia have been advancing those innovations successfully for more than 30 million years.
Significant insect collection from Academician Hanski donated to the Finnish Museum of Natural History
Ilkka Hanski’s insect collection includes 13,423 pinned individuals from 343 species of little-known beetles and flies from Madagascar, Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumatra as well as parts of the African continent and South America.
Isolation, extreme weather, and the possible arrival of humans may have killed off the holocene herbivores just 4,000 years ago.
A group of geochemists from Finland and Mozambique suggests they have found the smoking gun in the Karoo magma province.
Environmental subsidies for agriculture awarded by the European Union aim to improve biodiversity in agricultural environments.
Two moth species new to science belonging to a previously unknown genus and family have been found in Kazakhstan, constituting an exceptional discovery.
A Finnish research group from Finnish Museum of Natural History is looking for volunteers to collect bat droppings (feces). The purpose of the project is to study how climate change affects the diet of bats. Sign up by the end of May!
Last year, the public venues of the Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus – the Natural History Museum and two botanic gardens – welcomed a total of 266,000 nature lovers of different ages.