Dmitry Schigel
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turistoDmitry Schigel, PhD, is working as Programme Officer for Content Analysis for Global Biodiversity Information Facility and is based Copenhagen, Denmark. Dmitry is docent of mycology in the University of Helsinki, and he maintains close connection with the Metapopulation Research Centre and with LUOMUS – Finnish Museum of Natural History through research and educational projects. Dmitry is interested in biodiversity informatics, dead wood, species interactions, entomology and mycology, and also in molecular ecology and metagenomics, molecular identification and systematics, host selection and adaptations of fungivorous Coleoptera, wood-decaying fungi, databases, nature conservation, boreal and montane ecosystems, and successions. Funded by SIU for the second time, Dmitry runs the Nordic – Russian Boreal Biodiversity and Data Education Network with three events in 2016: Dead Wood Meeting & Course (August, Lammi), Polypores as tools in forest conservation (September, Lammi) and Biodiversity Data  Course (November, Tartu) .

Maria Faticov
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MariaBio159Maria Faticov, MSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Maria’s major interests lie in the forest protection, dead wood, species interactions, mycology, in molecular ecology as well as molecular identification. Having a background in nature conservation, now mainly focused on biology: saproxylic species and insect-fungal interactions.

Anu Hakkarainen
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Anu Hakkarainen is a BSc student at the University of Helsinki, Department of Biosciences. She is especially interested in fungi and fungal ecology, and is currently studying fruiting phenology for her BSc thesis. She has also started working with her MSc thesis on environmental and nutritional factors affecting the insect-fungi symbiosis of African termites and termite fungi.

Anna Norberg
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Anna å Polyporus 159Anna Norberg, MSc, is a doctoral student working in the Mathematical Biology Group, Metapopulation Research Centre, in the University of Helsinki. Her PhD thesis aims to better understanding of the community assembly of dead wood inhabiting fungal communities, with the help of a newly emerging statistical modelling framework. Anna is interested in forest ecology in general – especially species dependent on dead wood of course – and conservation issues, and increasingly also in utilizing statistical tools for understanding ecological processes.