Welcome to Jani Heino's website!

As an ecologist-biogeographer, I am studying the causes and consequences of biodiversity variation and environmental change at different spatial and temporal scales. My research addressess both aquatic and terrestrial systems, focusing on the drainage basin as the main level. At this level, various  biological, environmental and societal phenomena are acting and should be considered in monitoring, management, restoration and conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

During my spare time, I spend a lot of time in nature observing habitats, plants and animals. I am also interested in earth and environmental history and how this is associated with the development of civilizations and livelihoods of people.

Living in the Oulu Region, I collaborate extensively with researchers in Finland and from across the world. I have also advised a number of post doctoral, doctoral and masters students as well as visiting researchers from various countries.


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