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Ecologist , educator

Ilkka Aulis Hanski, Finnish ecologist, educator. Named honorary professor, Peking Normal University, China, 2005; recipient President Gold Medal, British Ecological Society, 1999, Prize in Terrestrial Ecology, International Ecology Institute, 1999, Balzan prize ecological sciences, 2000, Sewall Wright award, American Society Naturalists, 2001, Science award, City of Helsinki, 2005, Marsh award, British Ecological Society, 2005.


Hanski, Ilkka Aulis was born on February 14, 1953 in Tampere, Finland. Son of Leo A. and Lea I.A. (Arvonen) Hanski.


Bachelor of Science in Zoology, University Helsinki, 1976. Master of Science in Zoology, University Helsinki, Finland, 1976. Doctor of Philisophy in Zoology, Oxford University, England, 1979.


Research fellow Academy Finland, Helsinki, 1979—1980, junior research scientist, 1981—1987, senior research scientist, 1988, 1991—1992, research professor, 1996—2006. Acting professor zoology University Helsinki, 1988—1991, professor zoology Department Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, since 1993. Editorial board Theoretical Population Biology, 1989—1997, Acta Theriologica, since 1990, Oikos, since 1991, Oecologia, since 1991, Annales Zoologici Fennici, since 1993, Global Change Biology, since 1994, American Naturalist, 1997—2000, Journal Insect Conservation, since 1997, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, since 2000.

Scientific staff member International Ecology Institute, since 1993. Scientific advisory board University Helsinki, 1996—2003, National Center Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, California, 1997—2000. Chairman ecology panel National Research Council, Finland, 1998.

Member committee forest conservation Government Finland, 2001—2002. Advisory board United Kingdom Population Biology Network, since 2004. Lecturer Lund University, Sweden, 1991.

Distinguished ecologist lecturer Colorado State University, 1995. Lecturer Hassaram Rijhumal MacMillan Lecture Series University British Columbia, 1996. Lecturer University Lanzhou, China, 1998.

Distinguished ecology lecturer, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2000.



Board director Finnish Cultural Foundation, since 2001. Member of National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), Royal Society (foreign member 2005), Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina 2002, Finnish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Royal Swedish Academy Sciences 2000, Academia Europea, American Academy Arts and Sciences (honorary.


Married Eeva Rebekka Furman, February 2, 1990. Children: Matti Joel, Eveliina Mikeala;1 child from previous marriage Katri Veronique.

Leo A. Hanski

Lea I.A. (Arvonen) Hanski

Eeva Rebekka Furman

Matti Joel Hanski

Eveliina Mikeala;1 child from previous marriage Katri Veronique Hanski