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. Next call for applications for Transnational Access is open between 1 February - 12 April 2019.

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.

Organic animal farms benefit birds nesting in agricultural environments

15.5.2019

Environmental subsidies for agriculture awarded by the European Union aim to improve biodiversity in agricultural environments.

Finnish researchers discover a new moth family

9.5.2019

Two moth species new to science belonging to a previously unknown genus and family have been found in Kazakhstan, constituting an exceptional discovery.

Help bat researchers by collecting droppings!

24.4.2019

A Finnish research group from Finnish Museum of Natural History is looking for volunteers to collect bat droppings (feces). The purpose of the project is to study how climate change affects the diet of bats. Sign up by the end of May!

Visitor numbers up at the Finnish Museum of Natural History in 2018

17.4.2019

Last year, the public venues of the Finnish Museum of Natural History Luomus – the Natural History Museum and two botanic gardens – welcomed a total of 266,000 nature lovers of different ages. 

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