The Ii Hamina cemetery reveals adaptation to the environment

The medieval cemetery in Ii Hamina in northern Finland on the Iijoki river was originally discovered by accident. A recent study examined the isotope compositions of the teeth of the dead. It turned out that the population in the small village survived throughout the 15th and 16th centuries despite the Little Ice Age.

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Flood basalt research at the Geological Museum
A four-year research project MARZ (Magmatism in the Africa-Antarctica Rift Zone), funded by the Academy of Finland, was launched at the Geological museum in September 2011.

Identification keys: all Eucnemidae genera and larvae
Third Finnish Breeding Bird Atlas (2006-2010) results published

New book about Elachistine moths (Csiro Publishing)

Type specimens of lichens and vascular plants (JSTOR)

Molecular systematics and taxonomy of hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) and related groups

Green roofs in urban areas

Satellite-tracked birds of prey

Track the routes of Honey Buzzards, White-tailed sea-eagles and Ospreys.

Birds on map


Finnish Breeding Bird Atlas

The Third Finnish Breeding Bird Atlas survey was conducted in 2006–2010. The first two atlases were carried out in 1974–79 and 1986–1989. The aim of the third atlas was to examine present distributions of birds and compare them with those published in the previous atlases. The atlas data can be utilized together with other long-term bird monitoring and other environmental data to investigate changes in biodiversity.

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