Saskya van Nouhuys

Parasitoid Ecology Group

Leader: Saskya van Nouhuys

Metapopulation Research Centre, University of Helsinki


We study the behavioral ecology, population and community ecology of interacting species in fragmented landscapes.

Our main research system is the community associated with the Glanville fritillary butterfly Melitaea cinxia in Finland.  The community is made up of the butterfly, its parasitoids and hyperparasitoids, the food plants, and endosymbionts.


Who are we?  

Research topics:

Interested in collaborating or joining the lab?

Postdocs, undergraduates and graduate students, as well a potential collaborators are invited contact Saskya van Nouhuys at 

Recent pubication highlights:

Kahilainen, A., van Nouhuys, S., Schulz, T. & Saastamoinen, M. 2018
Metapopulation dynamics in a changing climate: Increasing spatial synchrony in weather conditions drives metapopulation synchrony of a butterfly inhabiting a fragmented landscape. PDF
Global Change Biology, doi:10.1111/gcb.14280


Reudler J. H., van Nouhuys, S.  2018
The roles of foraging environment, host species and host diet for a generalist pupal parasitoid. PDF
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 10.1111/eea.12657