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bumblebees on purple flowers.
New article on glyphosate-based herbicide effects on bumblebees garners international attention
Press release News Researchers at the Universities of Turku and Oulu, Finland, found out how Roundup, a herbicide containing glyphosate,...
Our article received the Elias Tillandz Prize for the best scientific paper
Researchers of the Biodiversity Unit and the Department of Biology at the University of Turku won this year’s Elias Tillandz...
New funding to Ben from the Finnish Cultural Foundation
Finnish Cultural Foundation grants funding for Dr. Benjamin Fuchs to study the effects of herbicide residues in soil on plant-insect...
Seminar day at Paimio Sanatorium
The helandersaikkonenlab met for a seminar day at Paimio Sanatorium, which is one of the arcitectural master pieces of Alvar...
Grand Opening of the Bumblebee Lab
Today we celebrated the start of exciting studies on bumblebee learning behaviour and whether it is affected by glyphosate-based herbicides!...
Video shoot for Suni`s recent paper in JoVe
We published the methodology to quantify the potential impact of glyphosate-based herbicides on microbial compositions in non-target organisms in the...
New article: Dark septate endophytes: mutualism from by-products?
Ruotsalainen A. L., Kauppinen M., Wäli P. R., Saikkonen K., Helander M. & Tuomi J. 2022. Dark septate endophytes: by-product...
Press release about Ben`s recent paper in Frontiers in Plant Science
A new study finds that glyphosate residues in soil affect phytohormones in aboveground plant parts. Academy of Finland funded postdoctoral...
Press release about Miika`s recent paper in Frontiers in Microbiology
A common plant disease was found to defend its host against pests Scientists from University of Turku observed that ergot,...