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LUOMUS has more than 13 million specimens in its collections, which constitute the national collections in the natural sciences. This year is the 340th anniversary of the national collections.
Species are fundamental units of life and their reliable naming and definition are critical to the scientists and managers who study and conserve biodiversity. The global taxonomic community is concerned over a proposal suggesting non-scientific governance of taxonomic changes.
Researchers investigated the diet of people buried in the Ii Hamina cemetery from the 15th to the 17th centuries by analysing isotopes in the bones of the deceased. Isotopes preserve information on the various nutrient sources used by humans during their lifetime.
In case of a strike at the University of Helsinki, the Natural History Museum and the glasshouses of Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden are closed on Wednesday 28.2.2018. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Last year, a total of 248,000 people of all ages visited the public attractions of the Finnish Museum of Natural History, i.e., the Natural History Museum and the two botanic gardens.
The global Great Biodiversification Event took place mainly within the tropics as the seas cooled down after the hothouse of the Early Ordovician period.
We here at Luomus have enjoyed a busy, diverse, and successful year. We are most grateful to all our partners for fruitful collaboration and to all the more than 200,000 friends of nature who have visited the Natural History Museum and our Botanic Gardens during the year.
Global climate warming is considered a major threat to many living organisms but not all consequences of warming need to be harmful to species.
A recent international study indicates that the populations of peatland birds in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia have decreased by a third during the past three decades.
Finland becomes third-largest country publisher for 2017, returns to top ten all-time.