New fieldwork period has began. I will be working in Taita until 12.2.2021. This time we are observing animals with thermal imaging camera. It allows us to see animals without disturbing them.
Taita Reseach Station is celebrating 10 year anniversary 28.1.2021
News from University of Helsinki: Save the date: 10-year anniversary seminar of the Taita Research Station
Taita Research Station 10-year anniversary seminar, event programme:
Time: Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 9:00-16:00 (Helsinki EET).
Place: Tiedekulma Think Corner, Yliopistonkatu 4, Helsinki, Finland.
Chairman of the board of the University of Helsinki, President Tarja Halonen greets the audience
Taita Research Station staff greets the audience in Finland
Hanna Rosti tells about recent advances on the research of nocturnal mammals in mist forests
Olli Vapalahti tells about research cooperation with the University of Nairobi on zoonotic virology
Climatic impact of conservation and expansion of agriculture is highlighted by Temesgen Abera, Iris Aalto, Edward Amara and Martha Munyao
Role of termites in environmental sustainability is highlighted by Laura Arppe and Janne Rinne
The geodatabase and environmental sensing infrastructure of Taita Research Station is presented by Ilja Vuorinne and Mika Siljander.
Greetings from international research partners from Sweden, the Netherlands and Norway.
Taita tree hyrax is making international news.
Wildsolutions published page for our article, this article also has recorded calls, including some extra calls. Wildsolutions is Eastern Africa Primate Diversity and Conservation Program managed by primatologists and conservationists Yvonne de Yong and Thomas Butynski. Site stores recordings of vocal profiles of many nocturnal primates and tree hyraxes. This information is very valuable natural history data about populations that are under great danger because of loss of habitat and other human related reasons.
13.12.2020 Our article is out!
Rosti, H.; Pihlström, H.; Bearder, S.; Pellikka, P.; Rikkinen, J. Vocalization Analyses of Nocturnal Arboreal Mammals of the Taita Hills, Kenya. Diversity 2020, 12, 473.
Kone Foundation granted Hanna Rosti 68 000 euros for research during years 2021 and 2022. We are very grateful for this trust. Grant was given for dwarf galago and tree hyrax research and conservation.