Save the date to learn how FinBIF meets GBIF 28.9.

Learn how open access biodiversity data facilitates cutting edge research, streamlines governance and supports education.

The national significance of Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility will be reflected within a global context.

All this and more at the Great Hall of the University of Helsinki 28.9.2017.

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Radiocarbon reveals biofuel hoax

Radiocarbon Analytics Finland has used radiocarbon analysis to determine that a fuel sample contained 2.7% biologically derived compounds as opposed to the 80% claimed by the retailer.

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What's new

Flood basalt research at the Geological Museum
A four-year research project MARZ (Magmatism in the Africa-Antarctica Rift Zone), funded by the Academy of Finland, was launched at the Geological museum in September 2011.

Identification keys: all Eucnemidae genera and larvae
Third Finnish Breeding Bird Atlas (2006-2010) results published

New book about Elachistine moths (Csiro Publishing)

Type specimens of lichens and vascular plants (JSTOR)

Molecular systematics and taxonomy of hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) and related groups

Green roofs in urban areas

Satellite-tracked birds of prey

Track the routes of Honey Buzzards, White-tailed sea-eagles and Ospreys.

Birds on map


Finnish Breeding Bird Atlas

The Third Finnish Breeding Bird Atlas survey was conducted in 2006–2010. The first two atlases were carried out in 1974–79 and 1986–1989. The aim of the third atlas was to examine present distributions of birds and compare them with those published in the previous atlases. The atlas data can be utilized together with other long-term bird monitoring and other environmental data to investigate changes in biodiversity.

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