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Is our most valuable nature also our most endangered?

We did two exercises in the SEAmBOTH project. First, we used the MOSAIC tool to determine how valuable certain nature types or habitats are. The tool lets experts consider different aspects of the nature type, for example, how critical this environment is to a certain species’ specific events of life, like spawning, or if this … Continue reading Is our most valuable nature also our most endangered?

People behind the scenes: Suvi Saarnio

Hi everybody! I’m Suvi and I’m a physical geographer working for Metsähallitus. I think Elina explained quite well the background of a geographer and how we view the world and our work (check the blog here). Sushi for lunch! (Photo by Suvi Saarnio, Metsähallitus). I also studied quite a bit of biology (mostly ecology) in … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Suvi Saarnio

Identified as a significant marine area by UN convention

What does the northern Bothnian Bay have in common with for example the Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion on the Indonesian archipelago? Not the corals, sharks or sea turtles but well enough the identification as EBSA areas (Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas). Or as stated on the EBSA website "special places in the world's oceans" (Photo … Continue reading Identified as a significant marine area by UN convention

Special species: Nuttall’s waterweed – an invasive species

Waterweeds (Elodea spp.) are species of aquatic plants that originate in North America. Now, because of human interference, two different waterweed species are spreading globally, causing havoc as they outcompete local flora. Canadian waterweed, Elodea canadensis, is no new acquaintance here, as this species was first found in both Finland and Sweden in the 1870s. … Continue reading Special species: Nuttall’s waterweed – an invasive species

People behind the scenes: Elina Virtanen

I´m a marine (bio)geographer and I have a background in physical geography. When I usually mention that I´m a geographer, people instantly think of me being someone who colours maps (for instance my friends and parents) and knows all the capital cities of the world. While that stereotype might hold true for some part, being … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Elina Virtanen