LUOMUS

Finnish Museum of Natural History

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Latest news from The Finnish museum of natural history

SYNTHESYS funding available to visit LUOMUS collections

11.1.2019

Do you need to visit our collections? LUOMUS is part of European-wide SYNTHESYS+ access programme and we could provide funding for your visit to Helsinki. Call 2 of SYNTHESYS+ Transnational Access is open 13 January 2020 - 26 March 2020.

Scientists warn humanity about worldwide insect decline, and suggest ways to recognise and avert its consequences

8.2.2020

Insect declines and extinctions are accelerating in many parts of the world. With this comes the disappearance of irreplaceable services to humans, the consequences of which are unpredictable. A group of scientists from across the globe has united to warn humanity of such dangers.

Pho­tos taken by Kon­sta Punkka tell about cli­mate change research – Ex­hib­i­tion open un­till 15th of March

27.1.2020

Is it possible to make an impact through photographs? Yes it is, answers Konsta Punkka, an well-known nature and wildlife photographer, who uses his skills for communicating about climate change.

The Natural History Museum closed 13.–17.1.2020

7.1.2020

The Natural History Museum will be closed from Monday to Friday 13–17.1.2020 due to maintenance work. We apologise for the inconvenience.

#ICOScapes photo exhibition at the Natural History Museum

19.12.2019

The #ICOScapes Photo Exhibition highlights unique environments where scientists work at ICOS greenhouse gas measurement stations. The photographs were taken by internationally celebrated photographer Konsta Punkka. The Photo Exhibition is open at the Natural History Museum from 23rd January to 15th 

Finnish Mu­seum of Natural His­tory re­ceives Uni­versity of Helsinki Open Science Award

23.10.2019

The Finnish Museum of Natural History was recognised for its extensive long-term work for open science. The first University of Helsinki Open Science Award was granted in 2017.

When ter­mites cul­tiv­ate fungi, the queen gets the best bits

16.10.2019

Architecture, recycling and fungus cultivation are not inventions exclusive to humans! Termites living in Africa and South Asia have been advancing those innovations successfully for more than 30 million years.

Sig­ni­fic­ant in­sect col­lec­tion from Aca­dem­i­cian Hanski donated to the Finnish Mu­seum of Natural His­tory

16.10.2019

Ilkka Hanski’s insect collection includes 13,423 pinned individuals from 343 species of little-known beetles and flies from Madagascar, Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumatra as well as parts of the African continent and South America.

The last mammoths died on a remote island

7.10.2019

Isolation, extreme weather, and the possible arrival of humans may have killed off the holocene herbivores just 4,000 years ago.

First direct evidence for a mantle plume origin of Jurassic flood basalts in southern Africa

26.8.2019

A group of geochemists from Finland and Mozambique suggests they have found the smoking gun in the Karoo magma province.

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