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Helsinki builds steps towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Press release | Published: 2017-12-08

A high-level international panel of scientific experts will convene in Helsinki on 12 and 13 December. It will prepare assessments based on research data and draw up recommendations to achieve the goa......

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Realising the health benefits of nature through urban planning
Press release | Published: 2017-08-24

The health and well-being impacts of contacts with nature are increasingly being discussed in relation to environmental policies in Finland and around Europe. Access to nature is important even in den......

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Global interest in health-promoting effects of nature – international conference in Helsinki in October
News | Published: 2017-08-21

Finnish competence in identifying the health-promoting effects of nature has raised international interest. An indication of this is the international workshop on the relationship between biodiversity......

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Ecosystem hotel
Project | Published: 2017-08-10

Intensive land use can diminish nature values, threaten the long term survival of species and even undermine the functioning of entire ecosystems. With increasing pressure to use land for human needs...

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Finns value urban living
Press release | Published: 2017-06-20

According to the latest “Asukasbarometri” (Residents’ barometer) survey, more and more Finns want to live in an urban environment. Urbanisation is also seen in changes in life style such as the increa......

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Coastal spatial planning forms the basis for sustainable business activities
Press release | Published: 2017-06-13

The planning of coastal spatial management enables account to be taken of the effects of land-sea activities on coastal nature and local business activities. The objective of such planning is to exami......

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Wetland rehabilitation helps dwindling waterbird populations
Press release | Published: 2017-02-09

The degradation of wetlands has led to drops in the size of many waterbird populations – even in Finland, the land of a thousand lakes. A recent study proves that measures that reduce overgrowth in th......

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Baltic Sea Information on the Acustic Soundscape (BIAS)
Project | Published: 2017-01-17

© Mats Westerbom Main Goals 1. Awareness of draft Baltic Sea standards and tools for management of underwater noise A thorough basis for standardised and appropriate managem...

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Nitrogen deposition affects population changes of butterfly and moth species in Finland
Press release | Published: 2016-10-06

Large, mobile and multivoltine butterflies and moths that either utilise a wide variety host plants or have adapted to feed on nitrophilous plants are becoming more common in Finnish nature. Soil eutr......

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Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated
Press release | Published: 2015-08-10

© Vesa Kuusava Environmental impacts of land use have been widely assessed in recent years. In particular, carbon footprints of food and bioenergy production have been studied. Envir......

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Bird wetlands in need of restoration, maintenance and protection
Press release | Published: 2014-09-09

The construction and restoration of wetlands can improve the living conditions of bird populations. According to a recent study, grazing is the single most important maintenance method for wetlands, d......

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Nitrogen deposition poses a threat to the diversity of Europe's forest vegetation
Press release | Published: 2013-12-16

Unless nitrogen emissions are curbed, the diversity of plant communities in Europe's forests will decrease. Atmospheric nitrogen deposition has already changed the number and richness of forest floor ......

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Light pollution - a serious environmental problem? (VALO)
Project | Published: 2013-10-08

Project description Light pollution is artificial light that causes adverse effects to the functioning of ecosystems or to human health or well-being. Light pollution - a serious environment...

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National Assessment of the Economics of Ecosystem Services in Finland (TEEB Finland)
Project | Published: 2013-06-24

Project Background Ecosystem services and their role in contributing to human well-being have become increasingly recognized. In practice, however, the socio-economic importance and value of...

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Specialist work
Content page | Published: 2016-06-21

Researchers are often needed to identify solutions and to assess various alternatives in support of decision-making in society. SYKE carries out a large number of specialist assignments related to ec...

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Expansion of new toxic dinoflagellate blooms in the Baltic Sea: sensitivity to environmental change and ecosystem consequences
Project | Published: 2013-04-17

Summary Recent evidence suggests a growing role of toxic dinoflagellates in the planktonic ecosystem of the Baltic Sea. Alexandrium ostenfeldii (Paulsen) Balech et Tangen is presently t...

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The relationships of biotopes, habitat structure and habitat quality to the provision of ecosystem services (ES-LUPPI)
Project | Published: 2013-05-06

Aims of the study The aims of this research project are two-folded: First (tasks 1-3), we aim to study the role of biodiversity and biotopes for ecosystem services (ES). Secondly (tasks 4-6)...

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Protected areas are vital to birds as the climate changes
Press release | Published: 2013-01-09

The Eurasian Penduline Tit will  become more common in Finland as  ......

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