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Ilkka Hanski

Finnish scientist

Ilkka Aulis Hanski (14 February 1953 – 10 May 2016) was a Finnish scientist. He worked in the field of ecology at the University of Helsinki.[1][2] He is known for his research of metapopulation ecology.[3][4][5][6]

Ilkka Hanski
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Ilkka Hanski in January 2009.
Born(1953-02-14)14 February 1953
Died10 May 2016(2016-05-10) (aged 63)
Helsinki, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Alma materHelsinki University
AwardsBalzan Prize (2000)
Sewall Wright Award (2001)
Crafoord Prize (2011)
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2015)
Scientific career
InstitutionsHelsinki University

Hanski died of a long-illness on 10 May 2016 at a hospital in Helsinki, aged 63.[7]

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  1. "Ilkka Hanski's homepage". Retrieved 2011-11-23.
  2. "Akatemiaprofessori ja tieteen akateemikko Ilkka Hanski on kuollut".
  3. Hanski, I. (1998). "Metapopulation dynamics". Nature 396 (6706): 41. doi:10.1038/23876. 
  4. Saccheri, I.; Kuussaari, M.; Kankare, M.; Vikman, P.; Fortelius, W.; Hanski, I. (1998). "Inbreeding and extinction in a butterfly metapopulation". Nature 392 (6675): 491. doi:10.1038/33136. 
  5. Hanski, Ilkka (1999). Metapopulation ecology. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-854065-5.
  6. Hanski, I. (1991). "Single-species metapopulation dynamics: Concepts, models and observations". Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 42: 17. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.1991.tb00549.x. 
  7. Akateemikko Ilkka Hanski on kuollut (Finnish)