Aihe / Topic

3.    Carabid beetles in urban greenspace

Kuvaus / Description
  Ground beetles have been used in various urban ecological research questions. The group is well-known, and responds rapidly to various disturbances. We offer various MSc thesis topics related to the response of these beetles to urbanisation, including i) how body size of these beetles vary in various types of urban greenspace, ii) linking contemporary carabid beetle assembly to historical urban landscape configuration, iii) exploring whether some traits (characteristics) of carabid beetle are influenced by urbanisation. The MSc student(s) will join our recently-appointed postdoc and senior members of the group to do fieldwork primarily in Helsinki, but opportunities are also available for fieldwork in Lahti.
Toivottu aloitusaika / Preferred time of beginning
Mahdollisuus harjoitteluun / Internship Opportunity
  Ei / no
Mahdollisuus palkkion tai palkan maksuun / Possibiity to pay a fee or salary
  Ei / no
Ilmoituksen viimeinen voimassaolo / The topic offer is valid till
Opiskelualat / Field of Studies
  Environmental science and ecology
Organisaatio / Organization
  Urban Ecosystems Research Group/University of Helsinki
Yhteyshenkilö / Contact Person
  Johan Kotze
Sähköposti / Email