Maria Hällfors

Person

Curriculum Vitae

I am a researcher with a background in conservation biology. My doctoral thesis, which I defended in February 2016, concerned a novel approach in conservation of biodiversity, called assisted migration. This means moving species to areas that become suitable as climate changes, but where they cannot make it in time. 

In January 2018 I joined the Research Centre for Ecological Change at the University of Helsinki to investigate the effects of global change on populations and ecosystems using existing long-term data sets. I make use of my experience and connect different data sets containing information on phenological events to understand how the varying ability of different species in matching climate change by shifting their phenologies can make some species more vulnerable than others to the impacts of climate change.

Latest publications

  1. Assisted Migration as a Conservation Approach Under Climate Change

    Hällfors, M. H., Vaara, E. M., Ahteensuu, M. T., Kokko, K. T., Oksanen, M. & Schulman, L. E., 2017, Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, 2017. DellaSala, D. & Goldstein, M. (eds.). Elsevier, 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  2. Quantifying the need and potential of assisted migration

    Hällfors, M. H., Aikio, S. A. & Schulman, L. E., 2017, In : Biological Conservation. 205, p. 34-41 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Ilmastonmuutos ja avustettu leviäminen

    Oksanen, M., Vaara, E. M., Kokko, K. T., Hällfors, M. H., Schulman, L. E., Hyvärinen, M-T. & Lehvävirta, R. S., 16 Jun 2016, In : Tieteessä tapahtuu. 34, 4, p. 3-8 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

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Latest activities

  1. Increased intraspecific temporal aggregation in egg hatching of Finnish birds

    Maria Hällfors (Speaker)
    13 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  2. Increased intraspecific temporal aggregation in egg hatching of Finnish birds

    Maria Hällfors (Speaker)
    6 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  3. Trends in Ecology & Evolution (Journal)

    Maria Hällfors (Reviewer)
    Aug 2018 → …

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

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Latest prizes

  1. Helsingin kaupungin opinnäytepalkinto

    Maria Hällfors (Recipient), 1 Dec 2011

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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