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, 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)
Granroth, Janne — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Hildén, Martti — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Hyytiäinen, Emma-Sofia — Senior Museum Technician
Lempiäinen, Netta --- Taxidermy Coordinator (Tuhat)
Nylund, Katja — Senior Museum Technician
Pajunen, Timo — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Puolakoski, Ari — Chief Taxidermist, on leave (Tuhat)
Seppälä, Sini — Research Assistant
Talman, Ritva — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Weckman, Erik — Taxidermist

Entomology TeamMaakiitäjäinen (kuva: Laura Hiisivuori)

Team leader
Muona, Jyrki — Professor (Tuhat)
Albrecht, Anders — Curator (Tuhat)
Biström, Olof — Professor, emeritus (Tuhat)
Kahanpää, Jere — Digitisation Coordinator (Tuhat)
Kaila, Lauri — Senior Curator (Tuhat)
Koivunen, Anne — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Kullberg, Jaakko — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Malinen, Pekka — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
Mattila, Jaakko — Collections Coordinator (Tuhat)
Paukkunen, Juho — Senior Museum Technician (Tuhat)
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)
Vilkamaa, Pekka — Curator (Tuhat)

Specimen loans and other technical collection issues: Jaakko Kullberg (Lepidoptera), Jaakko Mattila (Coleoptera), Jere Kahanpää (Diptera), Juho Paukkunen (Hymenoptera)

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)
Välimäki, Kaisa — Visiting Researcher (Tuhat)

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