The Urban Ecology Research Group of the University of Helsinki (Dept. of Environmental Sciences) is one of the few groups in Finland focusing on research and teaching in the urban setting. Urban areas provide excellent opportunities for ecological and multidisciplinary research linking natural sciences and social sciences. Furthermore, in order to enhance sustainable urban development we aim to disseminate our research findings to planners, managers and decision makers.

The Urban Ecology Research Group runs several research projects which will be presented in this website. We are also actively involved in the Urban Academy platform.