Welcome to Konnevesi Research Station!
Konnevesi Research Station belongs to the Department of Biological and Environmental Science at the University of Jyväskylä, and it is open all year round. The mission is to enable ecology teaching and research in the field conditions. The Research Station gives excellent possibilities for experimental work with aquatic and terrestrial animals and plants.
Konnevesi Research Station is open for all scientists and students locally for University of Jyväskylä and University of Eastern Finland, but for domestic and international researchers, teachers and students for intensive working periods. The station offers a unique scenic setting for courses, meetings, workshops or seminars. Konnevesi Research Station is known for its hospitality among researchers from many countries. The Jyväskylä Winter School of Ecology is organized annually in the Konnevesi research station.
The youngest among the university field stations in Finland, the Konnevesi Research station was established 1983. After two other construction phases in 1992 and 1997 the research station now contains a main building including a lecture hall for 100 person, a teaching laboratory for 30 students and offices for about 15 scientists, kitchen building with dining hall, offices and a seminar room and, two dormitories, and two guest houses, a research building and small workshops for wood and metal work. In the year 2014 was build lakeside sauna "Teerikukko".
The Station also belongs to a broader network of Finnish university research stations which is spread across the entire country.