The research group of Aquatic Ecology and Behavioural Ecology

01.01.2010 -
The research group of Aquatic Ecology and Behavioural Ecology operates on both campuses in Joensuu and Kuopio at the Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences. The main research areas include aquatic biology, aquatic ecology, evolutionary ecology and behavioural ecology, and the researc...

Mitochondrial biology

01.10.2012 -
Our group investigates the role of mitochondrial DNA maintenance as well as its role for the healthy function of cells and tissues, applying diverse methods in molecular biology and genomics.

Annalaura Jokiniemi

Early Stage Researcher , Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Reetta Väätäinen

Grant-funded Researcher , Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences

CROSSHARES consortium - hare research

Our research group is a part of the CROSSHARES consortium, studying the biological consequences of hybridisation between mountain hare and brown hare, broadly utilising state-of-the-art methods in genomics and molecular biology.

Sareh Yaripour

Early Stage Researcher , Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Hannu Huuskonen

Senior Researcher , Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences

SusHydro - Regoverning the Existing Hydropower System

01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024
Our research creates interdisciplinary guidelines for sustainable governance of existing hydropower, integrating the ecological, economic, and social pillars of sustainability. By conducting and combining state-of-the art legal, ecological, and economic research this project is uniquely positione...

Anssi Vainikka

Professor , Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences