- de Bona, Sebastiano
- Burdfield-Steel, Emily
- Dickel, Franziska
- Gordon, Swanne
- Hegna, Robert
- Hämäläinen, Liisa
- Ihalainen, Eira
- Kikuchi, David
- Lindstedt, Carita
- Lindström, Leena
- Merilaita, Sami
- Mikonranta, Lauri
- de Moraes Rezende, Francisko
- Rojas, Bibiana
- Rosa, Elena
- Rowland, Hannah
- Rönkä, Katja
- Santostefano, Francesca
- Silvasti, Sanni
- Valkonen, Janne
- Winters, Anne
Sebastiano de Bona
Postdoctoral Researcher in the Integrative Ecology Lab at Temple University (USA)
Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Research Associate at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Austria)
Franziska studies how insects can boost their immunity by using surrounding plants as a pharmacy.
Alfred Deakin Professor at Deakin University (Australia)
Department of Biology, Washington University St Louis (USA)
Professor at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Astrid’s research aligns closely with our own, so it’s no surprise that we find something to do together.
Assistant Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University (USA)
Robert is a behavioural ecologist that studies how prey use warning signals to avoid being eaten. His methods involve field behaviour experiments and population genetic analyses, using both vertebrates and invertebrates.
Other than moths, he’s also into herpetology and scorpions.
Professor at Macquarie University (Australia)
Marie investigates the behavioural ecology of invertebrates within an evolutionary framework.
She works with spiders as ideal models for deceptive signals, mating behaviour and sexual selection, among other topics.
Marie has also conducted an in-depth analysis of Eurovision.
Robert D. Holt
Eminent Scholar and
Arthur R. Marshall, Jr., Chair in Ecology at the University of Florida, Gainesville (USA)
Bob’s core research focuses on theoretical issues at the population and community levels, and linking ecology with evolutionary biology.
He also uses theory for applied problems, particularly conservation biology, and conducts experiments on habitat fragmentation.
Visiting Fellow at Macquarie University (Australia)
Liisa is a behavioural and evolutionary ecologist interested in the warning signals of prey, and how predators adapt to this information.
She is currently a visiting fellow at Macquarie University in Australia, where she investigates variation in warning signals in an aposematic tiger moth that isn’t plantaginis (Amata annulata).
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of St Andrews (UK)
Eira’s research with us covered warning signals and mimicry, before she went on to study learning and behaviour in zebra finches as a Marie Curie Fellow.
Professor at the University of Cambridge (UK)
Professor at Lund University (Sweden)
Researcher at Universität Bielefeld (Germany)
Professor at the University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Senior Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä
Group leader in the science education project: Evolution in Action
Carita seeks to understand adaptive variation in antipredator strategies, like cooperative defence. She looks closely at signals, and the pervading ecological and social conditions.
Her main study species are pine sawflies, but she also works with other prey and predator species.
Professor at the University of Jyväskylä
Senior Planning Officer at the University of Jyväskylä
Research Associate at the University of York (UK)
Francisko de Moraes Rezende
Franzisko investigated how variable light conditions affect warning signal efficacy in an aposematic polymorphic moth.
Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä
Bibiana studies at the intersection of behavioural and evolutionary ecology. She’s an expert on communication and interactions, especially within frogs, moths and birds.
Her current interests focus on tadpole cannibalism and its modulation by parental decisions, alongside disease transmission in wild poison frog populations.
Researcher at Natural Resource Institute of Finland (Luonnonvarakeskus, LUKE)
Elena wants an active role in environmental preservation.
Her PhD thesis investigated the ecological factors that shape immune defense, alongside the trade-offs between immune response and life-history traits.
Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki
Katja just completed her PhD with us, aiming to answer why the Wood Tiger Moth comes in so many colours. Her research involved a variety of techniques, varying from molecular systematics, to behavioural assays, to large-scale predation experiments in the field.
She is now a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki.
Sanni studied the behavioural thresholds of blue tit colour vision and the effect of chromatic complexity in finding prey.
Professor at the University of Tartu (Estonia)
Assistant Professor in Behavioural Ecology, University of Helsinki
Rose uses information ecology theory to better understand coevolution.
Her projects look into how information use by predators affects the evolution of prey defences, and the information conflict between brood-parasitic cuckoos and their hosts.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Exeter University, Cornwall (UK)
Anne researches the chemical defenses of the wood tiger moth, with respect to chemical diversity and the functional roles of different compounds.
She’s also interested in the costs associated with obtaining chemical defenses, which can help to explain the variation seen in nature.