Finnish Museum of Natural History

ICAS7 2015

Thank you for a successful colloquium

ICAS7 2015 has successfully been brought to a close. Many thanks to all participants for their interesting talks and posters. We would also like to thank the whole organizing committee for their hard work which made the colloquium possible.

We hope that everyone enjoyed their time in Finland. You can find pictures of the colloquium in the Natural History Museum’s blog (captions are also written in English). The colloquium raised a lot of interest in the Finnish media and many national newspapers wrote articles about it. A video made by Yle Kioski (part of the Finnish Broadcasting Company) which also includes a short interview of John Koprowski can be viewed here.

See you next time in Ireland for ICAS 2018!


(Photo: Pinja Näkki)We invite all researchers of tree and flying squirrels to participate in the 7th International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels in Helsinki, Finland, in June 1–5, 2015.

The colloquium will take place at the Finnish Museum of Natural History, LUOMUS at the University of Helsinki.

Presentations on various aspects of ecology, behaviour, systematics, genetics and conservation of squirrels are warmly welcome.

Research on arboreal squirrels as model animals can solve general questions, not only in squirrel biology, but also for many broader subdisciplines of the biological sciences. Researchers from all over the world are welcome to present their newest results, meet and discuss with colleagues and build collaborative relationships.

Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS

Luomus is a research institute at the University of Helsinki. Its activities include research, education, and conservation, as well as maintenance and display of national collections pertaining to the natural sciences. The extensive collections consist of animals, plants, fungi, rocks and fossils. Luomus offers science for visitors in four fascinating public attractions: the Natural History Museum, the botanic gardens at Kaisaniemi and Kumpula, and the Mineral Cabinet.

Natural History Museum (Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13) is situated in Helsinki city centre. (Photo: Pinja Näkki)

On behalf of the Organizing committee,

Senior Curator Ilpo K. Hanski
Finnish Museum of Natural History



The colloquium has been held every 3 years, and this is the 7th time, after USA (1994), USA (2000), England (2003), India (2006), Canada (2009) and Japan (2012).

6th International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels was held in Kyoto, Japan at February 2012


Advisory Committee:
Takeo Kawamichi, Kansai Wildlife Research Association, Kyoto, Japan
John L. Koprowski, University of Arizona, USA
Michael A. Steele, Wilkes University, USA
Heikki Henttonen, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Finland
Otso Ovaskainen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Organizing Committee
Ilpo K. Hanski
Voitto Haukisalmi
Sanna Mäkeläinen
Vesa Selonen
Aino Juslén
Leena Gustavsson
Laura Hiisivuori



Ilpo K. Hanski

In cooperation with:




Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse



Person in charge of the page: 
Laura Hiisivuori