Leif Schulman


Description of research and teaching

I am full-time Director of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, an independent insitute within the University of Helsinki responsible for the preservation, accumulation, and exhibition of the national natural history collections and for research and education relating to them. My focus is on management and strategic development of the institute as a whole with an emphasis on research infrastructure development in the field of biodiversity informatics at a national, European and global level. I have a research background in peatland ecology, systematics and biogeography of tropical plants, and conservation biology, but nowadays I allocate only a modest part of my time to conducting research myself.


Latest publications

  1. A benchmark dataset of herbarium specimen images with label data

    Dillen, M., Groom, Q., Chagnoux, S., Güntsch, A., Hardisty, A., Haston, E., Livermore, L., Runnel, V., Schulman, L., Willemse, L., Wu, Z. & Phillips, S., 8 Feb 2019, In : Biodiversity Data Journal. 7, 15 p., e31817.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Johtajan katsaus: Luomuksen vuodet 2015 ja 2016: suuria saavutuksia, rajuja leikkauksia

    Schulman, L. E., Jun 2017, Vuodet 2015–2016: Luonnontieteellisen keskusmuseon vuosikertomus. Helsinki: Luonnontieteellinen keskusmuseo, 1 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterGeneral public

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Latest activities

  1. ”Fjällräv, fjälluggla och brunand kan snart vara ett minne blott – många fler arter än tidigare är utrotningshotade”

    Leif Edvard Schulman (Speaker)
    3 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  2. Wiley (Publisher)

    Leif Edvard Schulman (Reviewer)
    18 Mar 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

  3. Punainen kirja 2019

    Leif Edvard Schulman (Speaker)
    11 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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Latest prizes

  1. 'Siilin Peukku' Prize

    Leif Schulman (Recipient), Apr 2016

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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