Title: “Environmental biodiversity, human microbiota and allergy”
Time: Wednesday, April 25, 4:10 to 5:30 pm
Place: 1005 Genome
Evolution & Ecology Seminar:
Title: “Eco-evolutionary spatial dynamics”
Time: Thursday, April 26, 4:10 to 5:30 pm
Place: 1003 Giedt
Professor Hanski was awarded the Crafoord Prize in Biosciences by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 2011 “for his pioneering studies on how spatial variation affects the dynamics of animal and plant populations”. He has established himself, in his more than 30-year career, as one of the world´s most eminent ecologists for developing a range of new analytical methods and mathematical models in ecology. Today, these are widely used to help scientists investigate how animal and plant species are affected when their habitats undergo splitting owing, for example, to urbanization, deforestation and climate change. Further, Hanski is recognized as a tireless advocate of the translational application of his research to public issues involving nature and biodiversity through his popular writings and public speaking. Among his many other honors, he is an elected Fellow of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (UK), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences (US).