I am currently working as a Senior Research Scientist at the Finnish Environment Institute's Freshwater Centre, and act as an associate editor for Ecography, Journal of Biogeography and Journal of Applied Ecology. My research goal is to help understanding, conserving and saving diverse biotas and healthy ecosystems in a changing world.
As an ecologist-biogeographer, I am interested in causes and consequences of biodiversity variation and environmental change. My research addressess both aquatic and terrestrial systems, focusing on the drainage basin as the main level, wherein biological, geographical and environmental phenomena are acting and should be considered in sustainable management, monitoring, restoration and conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Keywords: abundance, biodiversity loss, biogeography, biostatistics, biotic homogenization, catchments, community ecology, complexity, connectivity, conservation, distribution, ecological networks, ecosystem functions, ecosystem services, environmental change, global change, lakes, local, macroecology, macrosystems, metacommunity, monitoring, niche, phylogeny, regional, rarity, spatial analysis, species diversity, streams, traits.
Based in Oulu, I collaborate extensively with researchers in Finland and from across the world. Have a look at the map here, where some of my collaborators' laboratories are located.
Dr. Jani Heino
Finnish Environment Institute, Freshwater Centre, Paavo Havaksen Tie 3, FI-90570 Oulu, Finland
Phone: +358 295 251 157