Tallinn Botanic Garden



Aveliina Helm
Aveliina Helm
Ecologist and conservation biologist, University of Tartu
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  • Aveliina Helm is Assistant Professor of Tartu University and expert of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Her research focuses on impact of landscapes structure on biodiversity and provision of ecosystem services, on temporal delays in community dynamics in response to global changes, and on conservation and restoration of biodiversity and related ecosystem services. Her special attention belongs to semi-natural grasslands, their diversity, functioning and conservation. She participates actively in the initiation and development of habitat restoration and conservation projects in Estonia, provide scientific counseling to Estonian Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Rural Affairs and puts a lot of effort into communication of science- and conservation-related topics to wider audiences in Estonia and abroad. She also runs University of Tartu start-up company Nordic Botanical Ltd. that focuses on applying ecological knowledge in development of nature-friendly and sustainable landscapes and cities.