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The ecology and evolutionary biology workshop “Wildlife-human co-existence” concludes the Winter School.

Workshop: “Wildlife-human co-existence”

Organizers: Prof. Hannu Ylönen (University of Jyväskylä), Ilpo Kojola (Natural Resources Institute Finland), Dr. Marko Haapakoski (University of Jyväskylä), and M.Sc. Pekka Helle (University of Jyväskylä)
Workshop assistant: M.Sc. Thorbjörn Sievert
Time: 22nd – 24th of February 2017
Tentative programme: Here
Place: Konnevesi Research Station of the University of Jyväskylä, Konnevesi, Finland

Maintaining and managing viable populations of wildlife is an ecological question of co-existence. Co-existence in wildlife communities between species in different trophic levels, but even more co-existence between wildlife and humans. The coin of coexistence has two sides, the benefits in form of biodiversity, sustainability and productivity in human managed wildlife, like large ungulates or wildfowl and the possible threats and conflicts rising from viable populations of e.g. large carnivores or moose among centers of human activites, towns and agricultural rural areas. Also along common scenarios of climate change new wildlife species and new diseases carried by wildlife are under effective surveillance in connection to wildlife management.

Wildlife-human co-existence is an issue for researchers, hunters, farmers, traffic planners and politicians in all countries. This unique workshop brings together up to 50 researchers, wildlife managers and students to discuss the opportunities and problems of sustainable wildlife populations among and in the midst of human societal activities. The workshop program consists two days oral presentations and posters and a round-table discussion on Friday morning for interacting and synthesizing the important issues raised in the workshop presentations.

The workshop is open for all interested ecologists. With this annual workshop we will commemorate the invaluable work of our good friends in enthusiastic commitment for ecology, intellectual scientific discussions and excellent teaching. Workshop registration fee including full-board Tuesday evening – Friday lunch.

Registration to workshop

  • Participation fee includes accommodation, meals, beverages, and banquet during workshop.
  • The registrations and payments to workshop are performed through an online form. Registration until 3rd of of February, 2017.
  • Workshop registration fees:
    • Full participant during 21.–24.2.2017: 250 €
    • Full participant during 22.–24.2.2017: 200 €
    • Undergraduate students (21.–24.2.2017): 80€

    Any questions regarding scientific program of the workshop should be addressed to Prof. Hannu Ylönen (, any questions regarding travel or registration, please contact Winter School Secretary Marjut Hilska (