Finnish Museum of Natural History

Zoology Unit

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Metazoa Team

The Metazoa Team is in charge of the zoological collections of both vertebrates and invertebrates, excluding insects. Research topics of principal investigators include systematics and zoogeography of spiders, crustaceans, monogenean flatworsm, bivalve molluscs and fishes, conservation biology, and theoretical and methodological aspects of biodiversity science. The taxidermy workshop prepares vertebrate specimens for the scientific collections and the public exhibition.

Team leader
Väinölä, Risto — Senior Curator (Tuhat)

Andersson, Roni — Taxidermist (Tuhat)
Cardoso, Pedro — Curator (Tuhat)
Chichorro de Carvalho, Filipe — Doctoral Student (Tuhat)
Fukushima, Caroline — Postdoctoral Researcher (Tuhat)
Granroth, Janne — Senior Museum Technician, on leave (Tuhat)
Hildén, Martti — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Hoogesteger, Tom — Senior Museum Technician
Hyytiäinen, Emma-Sofia — Senior Museum Technician
Lempiäinen, Netta — Taxidermy Coordinator (Tuhat)
Lilley, Thomas — Curator (Tuhat)
Macias Hernandez, Nuria — Postdoctoral Researcher (Tuhat)
Nylund, Katja — Senior Museum Technician
Pajunen, Timo — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Puolakoski, Ari — Chief Taxidermist, on leave (Tuhat)
Talman, Ritva — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Weckman, Erik — Taxidermist

Entomology TeamMaakiitäjäinen (kuva: Laura Hiisivuori)

Team leader
Sihvonen, Pasi — Senior Curator (Tuhat)

Biström, Olof — Professor, emeritus (Tuhat)
Heikkilä, Maria — post doctoral researcher (Tuhat)
Järvi, Jani — Planning Officer
Kahanpää, Jere — Digitisation Coordinator (Tuhat)
Kaila, Lauri — Senior Curator (Tuhat)
Kekkonen, Mari — post doctoral researcher (Tuhat)
Lähteenaro, Meri — research assistant
Malinen, Pekka — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Mattila, Jaakko — Collections Coordinator (Tuhat)
Mikkonen, Marko — Museum assistant
Muona, Jyrki — Professor, emeritus (Tuhat)
Paukkunen, Juho — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Pesari, Susanna — Senior Museum Technician
Rättel, Elvira — Senior Museum Technician
Silfverberg, Hans — Curator emeritus (Tuhat)
Ståhls-Mäkelä, Gunilla — Laboratory Manager (Tuhat)
Teräväinen, Marianna — Doctoral Student (Tuhat)
Tuomola, Aino — Doctoral Student, on leave of absence (Tuhat)
Viljanen, Heidi — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Vilkamaa, Pekka — Curator emeritus (Tuhat)

Specimen loans and other technical collection issues: Pekka Malinen (Lepidoptera), Jaakko Mattila (Coleoptera), Jere Kahanpää (Diptera), Juho Paukkunen (Hymenoptera), Heidi Viljanen (other insect orders).

Monitoring Team, Ringing Centre

Team leader
Valkama, Jari — Curator (Tuhat)
Björklund, Heidi — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Fraixedas, Sara — Doctoral Student (Tuhat)
Honkala, Juha — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Kluen, Edvard — Researcher (Tuhat)
Kyheröinen, Eeva-Maria — Project Researcher (Tuhat)
Lehikoinen, Aleksi — Academy Research Fellow (Tuhat)
Lehikoinen, Petteri — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Meller, Kalle — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Niiranen, Seppo — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Pavon Jordan, Diego — Doctoral Student (Tuhat)
Piha, Markus — Coordination Curator (Tuhat)
Sirkiä, Päivi — Postdoctoral Researcher (Tuhat)

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