February 3, 2016

Finnish professor receives prestigious award

Hanski is a professor of zoology at the University of Helsinki and his research focuses on metapopulations.
Hanski is a professor of zoology at the University of Helsinki and his research focuses on metapopulations.
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO / LINDA TAMMISTO

Finnish ecologist Ilkka Hanski has received the BBVA Foundation’s Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology.

Hanski is a professor of zoology at the University of Helsinki and his research focuses on metapopulations.

According to the BBVA Foundation, his work is pivotal to our understanding of how species are affected by the growing problem of man-made habitat fragmentation. His contributions inform many of the conservation initiatives around us today, from the design of protected areas to the creation of biological corridors or environmental impact studies prior to major infrastructure developments.

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards seek to recognise and encourage world-class research and artistic creation. The international awards are given in eight categories: Basic Sciences, Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Information and Communication Technologies, Economics, Finance and Management, Contemporary Music, Climate Change and Development Cooperation.

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