Tamara Hiltunen from the University of Oulu is conducting her research on the foraging ecology of reindeer in Finland and the Arctic. She hopes that the findings of her research will help preserve the delicate balance between the fragile ecosystems, the reindeer and the Sámi reindeer herding culture and lifestyle.
Read the blog post on the Wildlife Genomics Group website.
Wildlife Genomics Group is an international group of people studying ecological, evolutionary, and conservation questions related to wildlife. At the moment, the group consists of 14 core members working at the Departments of Ecology and Genetics. In addition to research, the group members are involved tightly in the education of biology students.
UArctic Chair in Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Professor Jeffrey Welker is one of the leaders of the Ecology and genetics Research Unit of the Wildlife Genomis Group.