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21.03.1979
5553 8679 (6263)
aveliina.helm@ut.ee
Aveliina Helm is an ecologist and conservation biologist with interests in development, dynamics, conservation, and restoration of biodiversity. Her research focuses on (1) dynamics of biodiversity and provision of ecosystem services in landscape scale, (2) temporal delays in the response of biodiversity to global changes, (3) conservation and restoration of biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services. She actively participates in the initiation and development of habitat restoration and conservation projects in Estonia, provides scientific counsel for the Estonian Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Rural Affairs regarding biodiversity-related issues and puts a lot of effort into the communication of scientific and conservation topics to wider audiences in Estonia and abroad.

Career

Institutions and positions
15.07.2022–...   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Professor of Restoration Ecology (1,00)
01.09.2013–...   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Senior Research Fellow in Botany (1,00)
01.01.2021–14.07.2022   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Associate Professor in Botany (1,00)
2007–2013   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Chair of Botany, Researcher (1,00)
2001–2006   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Chair of Botany, research assistant (0,25)
01.01.1996–31.12.2000   
Estonian Literary Museum, research assistant
 
 
Education
2003–2007   
doctoral studies, University of Tartu
2001–2003   
master studies, University of Tartu
1997–2001   
University of Tartu, biology
1986–1997   
Tartu Karlova Gymnasium
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2021−...   
Member of green policy expert group for Estonia
2021−...   
Member of the client council of Estonian Environmental Board
2020−...   
Estonian Fund for Nature, head of the council
2020−...   
University of Tartu, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, member of the council
2020−...   
Member of board of experts of circular economy
2019−...   
Nordic Journal of Botany, subject editor (Plants in the Anthropocene)
2019−...   
Society for Ecological Restoration Europe (SER Europe), member of board
2018−...   
Estonian Fund for Nature, member of council
2018−...   
Estonian Seminatural Community Conservation Association, member of board
2018−...   
Centre of Excellence in Research "Ecolchange" member
2017−...   
Expert evaluator in European Commission research and innovation funding program
2016−...   
Member of editorial board of Journal of Vegetation Science
2015−...   
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) expert. Lead author for the regional assessment of Europe and Central Asia, Review Editor for the invasive alien species assessment.
2013−...   
Expert work and counseling: Estonian Environmental board; Ministry of Rural Affairs, Ministry of Environment
2012−...   
Expert for research funding organizations - German Research Council, Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding
2008−...   
Member of International Association for Vegetation Science
2007−...   
Referee for Journal of Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Vegetation Science, Applied Vegetation Science, Oikos, Ecography jt.
2000−...   
Member of Estonian Semi-natural Community Conservation Association.
2000−...   
Member of Estonian Naturalists' Society.
2017−2017   
Guest editor for Restoration Ecology
2014−2014   
Guest editor for Journal of Vegetation Science
2012−2012   
Reviewer for secondary school biology textbook
1999−2001   
Member of the Student Council of the University of Tartu
1999−2001   
Member of the Council of the University of Tartu
 
 
Additional information

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2019, Aveliina Helm, Badge of honor, University of Tartu
2019, Aveliina Helm, Keeper of Estonian Culture of Biology
2018, Aveliina Helm, Friend of science journalism (Estonian Association of Science Journalists)
2018, Aveliina Helm, Nature conservation silver badge (Ministry of Environment)
2013, Aveliina Helm, Young Conservationist Award (Estonian Fund for Nature)
2007, Aveliina Helm, Estonian National Contest for Young Scientists at university level, II prize for doctoral thesis
2005, Aveliina Helm, Estonian National Contest for Young Scientists at university level, III prize for the paper "Slow response of plant species richness to habitat loss and fragmentation "
2001, Aveliina Helm, Estonian National Contest for Young Scientists at university level, II prize for B.Sc thesis "Species diversity and species traits: comparison of alvar vegetation of Estonia and Sweden"
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS RESEARCH FIELD: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.4. Ecology, Biosystematics and -physiology; CERCS RESEARCH FIELD: B270 Plant ecology ; SPECIFICATION: Ecology, biodiversity, restoration
 
 
Additional information
Formation and persistence of species diversity and intraspecific genetic diversity in fragmented plant communities. Influence of habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity and on plant trait variation. Habitat restoration and more effective conservation of natural and semi-natural habitats.

Projects in progress

Completed projects

Supervised dissertations

Supervision of postdoctoral researchers

  • 01.03.2017−31.08.2018    Ignacio Matías Hernández-Agramonte Caballero  "Ecosystem services in dynamic landscapes" (University of Tartu, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences)

Publications

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Year
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2022
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11.05.2022
21.03.1979
5553 8679 (6263)
aveliina.helm@ut.ee

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
15.07.2022–...   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut, taastamisökoloogia professor (1,00)
01.09.2013–...   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut, botaanika vanemteadur (1,00)
01.01.2021–14.07.2022   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut, botaanika kaasprofessor (1,00)
2007–2013   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, Botaanika õppetool, Teadur (1,00)
2001–2006   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, Botaanika õppetool, preparaator (0,25)
01.01.1996–31.12.2000   
Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum, lepingulised tööd
 
 
Haridustee
2003–2007   
doktoriõpe, Tartu Ülikool
2001–2003   
magistriõpe, Tartu Ülikool
1997–2001   
Tartu Ülikool, bioloogia
1986–1997   
Tartu Karlova Gümnaasium
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2021−...   
Eesti rohepoliitika eksperdirühma liige
2021−...   
Keskkonnaameti kliendinõukoja liige
2020−...   
Eestimaa Looduse Fond, nõukogu esimees
2020−...   
Tartu Ülikooli ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut, nõukogu liige
2020−...   
Eesti ringmajanduse ekspertkogu liige
2019−...   
Nordic Journal of Botany, teemavaldkonna toimetaja (Taimed ja Antropotseen)
2019−...   
Ökoloogilise Taastamise Ühingu Euroopa sektsioon, juhatuse liige
2018−...   
Eestimaa Looduse Fond, nõukogu liige
2018−...   
Pärandkoosluste Kaitse Ühing, juhatuse liige
2018−...   
Eesti teaduse tippkeskus "Ecolchange" liige
2017−...   
Euroopa Komisjoni teaduse- ja innovatsiooniprogrammi granditaotluste ekspert „ENV“ paneelis
2016−...   
Ajakirja Journal of Vegetation Science toimetuskolleegiumi liige
2015−...   
Valitsustevaheline elurikkuse ja ökosüsteemi teenuste koostöökogu (IPBES) ekspert. Euroopat ja Aasiat hõlmava regionaalse aruande autor, invasiivsetele liikidele keskenduva globaalse aruande toimetaja
2013−...   
Eksperditöö ja nõustamine: Keskkonnaministeerium, Keskkonnaamet, Maaeluministeerium
2012−...   
Teadust rahastavate organisatsioonide ekspert - Saksa Teadusnõukogu, Rumeenia Teadusfond
2008−...   
Rahvusvahelise Taimkatteteaduse Assotsiatsiooni liige
2007−...   
Retsensent ajakirjadele Journal of Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Vegetation Science, Applied Vegetation Science, Oikos, Ecography jt.
2000−...   
Pärandkoosluste Kaitse Ühingu liige.
2000−...   
Eesti Looduseuurijate Seltsi liige.
2017−2017   
Külalistoimetaja ajakirjas Restoration Ecology
2014−2014   
Ajakirja Journal of Vegetation Science külalistoimetaja
2012−2012   
Põhikooli bioloogiaõpiku retsensent
1999−2001   
Tartu Ülikooli üliõpilasesinduse liige
1999−2001   
Tartu Ülikooli nõukogu liige
 
 
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Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2019, Aveliina Helm, Tartu Ülikooli aumärk
2019, Aveliina Helm, Eesti Eluteaduse Hoidja
2018, Aveliina Helm, Teadusajakirjanduse sõbra auhind (Eesti Teadusajakirjanike Selts)
2018, Aveliina Helm, Eesti looduskaitse hõbemärk (Keskkonnaministeerium)
2013, Aveliina Helm, Noore looduskaitsja auhind (Eestimaa Looduse Fond)
2007, Aveliina Helm, Üliõpilaste teadustööde riikliku konkursi II preemia doktoriõppe astmes
2005, Aveliina Helm, Üliõpilaste teadustööde riikliku konkursi III preemia doktoriõppe astmes
2001, Aveliina Helm, Üliõpilaste teadustööde riikliku konkursi II preemia lõputöö ("Liigiline mitmekesisus ja liikide tunnused: Eesti ja Rootsi loopealsete taimkatte võrdlus") eest
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS VALDKOND: 1. Bio- ja keskkonnateadused; 1.4. Ökoloogia, biosüstemaatika ja -füsioloogia; CERCS VALDKOND: B270 Taimeökoloogia ; TÄPSUSTUS: Koosluste ökoloogia, elurikkus, elupaikade taastamine
 
 
Lisainfo
Teaduslikud huvid:
Liigirikkuse kujunemine ja püsimine, globaalmuutuste mõju elurikkusele, maastikuskaalas protsessid ökosüsteemide funktsioonide ja looduse hüvede mõjutajana, ökosüsteemide taastamine ja kaitse.

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Juhendatud väitekirjad

Juhendatud järeldoktorid

  • 01.03.2017−31.08.2018 Ignacio Matías Hernández-Agramonte Caballero "Ecosystem services in dynamic landscapes" Tartu Ülikool, Ökoloogia ja Maateaduste Instituut

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ProgramTypeNumberNameProject startProject endPrincipal investigatorInstitutionFinancing
MUULLTOM21254Experience of European countries in financial evaluation of terrestrial ecosystem services22.04.202127.09.2021Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences7 000,00 EUR
ETFETF7610Loss of biodiversity in fragmented plant communities01.01.200831.12.2011Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)56 835,44 EUR
1.2.2.1.15.; 1.1.7.2.1MLTOM21667 (LIFE20 NAT/EE/000074)Restoring and promoting a long term sustainable management of Fennoscandian wooded meadows in Estonia and Latvia01.11.202131.12.2026Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences151 298,00 EUR
1.2.2.1.15.MLTOM14190Restoration of Estonian alvar grasslands (LIFE to alvars)01.09.201401.09.2019Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences30 830,00 EUR
1.1.7.2.1SLTOM22349 (RE.4.06.22-0026)Role of grasslands in mitigating climate change 01.06.202201.12.2023Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences73 900,60 EUR
PRGPRG874Landscape-scale biodiversity restoration and time-lags in ecosystem functions (RESTFUNC)01.01.202031.12.2024Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences549 750,00 EUR
TKSLTOM16131T (TK131)Ecology of global change: natural and managed ecosystems (TK131)01.01.201601.03.2023Martin ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences3 198 027,47 EUR
MUULSVJS22139 (hange 244402)The role of local governments in implementing the green transition in Estonia03.03.202203.08.2022Veiko SeppUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Social Sciences, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies39 800,00 EUR
ETFETF6619DIVERSITY AND DYNAMICS OF INSECT COMMUNITIES IN FRAGMENTED HABITATS01.01.200631.12.2009Tiit TederUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)43 313,70 EUR
MEMRUP LLTOM19287 Enhancing farmland biodiversity04.04.201915.09.2020Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences41 666,67 EUR
RITA2RITA2/059Enhancing farmland biodiversity04.04.201915.09.2020Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences41 666,67 EUR
MEMRUPMEMRUP63Enhancing biodiversity on agricultural land.01.01.201931.12.2019Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences50 000,00 EUR
1.1.7.2.1SLOOM15091 (1634)Alvar grassland restoration effects on biodiversity01.06.201508.06.2017Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences86 579,90 EUR
1.1.7.2.1SLTOM19049 (15356)Large-scale restoration of calcareous grasslands, implications for biodiversity01.01.201930.04.2021Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences121 537,73 EUR
MUULLTOM21517 (hange 235366)Country-wide assessment and mapping of the economic value of ecosystem services provided by Estonian terrestrial ecosystems15.07.202125.01.2023Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences142 500,00 EUR (total financing 170 000,00 EUR)
ETFETF6614Macroecological processes determining plant community diversity and function01.01.200631.12.2009Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)71 108,81 EUR
1.2.2.1.15.MLTOM20102 (LIFE18IPE/EE/000007)Comprehensive management of forest and farming landscapes to improve the conservation status of Natura 2000 habitats and species01.01.202031.12.2029Asko LõhmusUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences2 103 883,00 EUR
MUULLOOM15083Smart biodiversity conservation in Estonian natural and managed forests: ecoinformatical solutions case-study in Southern Estonia01.09.201531.08.2018Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences146 250,00 EUR
1.2.5.MLTOM21642 (NCR 326947)Restoration of ecosystem functioning and biodiversity in semi-natural habitats under high pressure01.10.202101.10.2024Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences9 859,00 EUR
MUULLTOM19382 Assessing ecological functioning of Estonian semi-natural grasslands30.05.201915.12.2019Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences23 300,00 EUR
MUUSLTOM22176 (BiodivRestore-564) Interactive effects of local and landscape scale restoration of semi-natural grasslands and agricultural fields on species interactions and ecosystem functions01.03.202228.02.2025Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences100 000,00 EUR
MUULLTOM20621Mapping the research needs on semi-natural grasslands and agricultural landscapes.11.12.202028.12.2020Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences4 100,00 EUR
MOB7MOB7-2Study visit MOB7-206.12.201605.09.2017Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences1 500,00 EUR
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