Ilkka Hanski

Person

    Research areas

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology - Habitat fragmentation, Eco-evolutionary dynamics, Evolutionary radiations, Conservation biology, Metapopulation dynamics, Spatial dynamics

Description of research and teaching

I have contributed to the establishment of the field of metapopulation biology with a series of papers, books and edited volumes published since the late 1980s. Metapopulation biology is concerned with the biology of spatially structured populations, including the ecological, genetic and evolutionary consequences of natural and anthropogenic loss and fragmentation of habitats. My contributions span from conceptual and theoretical papers to empirical studies. I have developed metapopulation theory starting from early publications in the 1990s, with the aims of uniting two classic models in spatial population ecology and facilitating the integration of spatial ecology and landscape ecology. The long-term and large-scale study of the Glanville fritillary butterfly is one of the few widely recognized model systems in population biology, along with Darwin’s finches in the Galapagos Islands and the cichlid fishes in the African Great Lakes.

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Curriculum Vitae

Latest publications

  1. Soil exposure modifies the gut microbiota and supports immune tolerance in a mouse model

    Ottman, N., Ruokolainen, L., Suomalainen, A., Sinkko, H., Karisola, P., Lehtimaki, J., Lehto, M., Hanski, I., Alenius, H. & Fyhrquist, N., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 143, 3, p. 1198-1206.e12 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Responses of generalist and specialist species to fragmented landscapes

    Ramiadantsoa, T., Hanski, I. & Ovaskainen, O., Dec 2018, In : Theoretical Population Biology. 124, p. 31-40 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Skin microbiota and allergic symptoms associate with exposure to environmental microbes

    Lehtimaki, J., Sinkko, H., Hielm-Bjorkman, A., Salmela, E., Tiira, K., Laatikainen, T., Mäkelainen, S., Kaukonen, M., Uusitalo, L., Hanski, I., Lohi, H. & Ruokolainen, L., 8 May 2018, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115, 19, p. 4897-4902 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Opponent of doctoral dissertation, Magnus Magnusson

    Ilkka Hanski (Opponent)
    29 Jan 201531 Jan 2015

    Activity: Examination typesOpponent of doctoral dissertation

  2. The International Balzan Prize Foundation

    Ilkka Hanski (Speaker: Presenter)
    17 Nov 201424 Nov 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

  3. 2014 Anniversary EMBO Members Meeting

    Ilkka Hanski (Speaker: Presenter)
    28 Oct 201431 Oct 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Latest projects

  1. Glanville fritillary butterfly

    Hanski, I.

    01/01/1991 → …

    Project: Research project

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