I should probably say that everything began back in 1999 at the Archipelago Research Institute in Seili, Finland. That was the place where I first met Roosa. A year after, she introduced her research object Vincetoxicum hirundinaria to me. Every once in a while I helped her by driving the boat, writing down things, warming the sauna, counting inflorescences or just keeping company. I became more and more interested, and when she got financing from the Academy of Finland I was ready to hand in my application to become a PhD-student into KÄMY-project. After almost five intensive, but also fun years, I defended my thesis in December 2010. At the moment I am digging myself deeper in the fascinating world of V. hirundinaria and its herbivores as a post doc-researcher.
Information about my research interests and life off duty can be found through the navigation bar on the left.
This page was updated 1.9.2011