Zoology Unit

Organisational unit: Institution

Organisation Profile

The Zoology Unit, part of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, is a scientific research unit specializing on animal species diversity. The research includes studies on systematics, taxonomy, zoogeography as well as faunal surveys and monitoring projects.

The Unit has by far the largest animal specimen collection in Finland, comprising about 8 million items. Every year, tens of thousands of specimens are added. The collections are primarily used in research of animal systematics, and also for teaching purposes and environmental studies.

The Zoology Unit also houses large observational databases and archives. The directing unit of Finland's bird ringing research, Ringing Centre, is also located here. Services provided by the museum include expert advise to individuals, businesses and the government.


Latest publications

  1. Bergmann on the move: a temporal change in the latitudinal gradient in body mass of a wild passerine

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Habitat effects on the breeding performance of three forest-dwelling hawks

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

Research publications per year

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