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Working group

Board of directors

Founder, CEO, Producer, journalist
Eija Lehmuskallio

Founder, Executive director, photographer,
Jouko Lehmuskallio

Founder, Specialist
Tuomo Meretniemi

Specialist Environment Technology
Dr Hannu L. Suominen

Design
Juha Lakaniemi

Production secretary
Sanna Matintupa

Production assistant
Johannes Matintupa

E-mail addresses for the personnel listed above use the form firstname@naturegate.net

Main photographers

Jouko Lehmuskallio: specialises in plants and landscapes, but contributes to all other species groups as well.
Jari Peltomäki, Finnature bird photographs
Per-Olof Wickman, University of Stockholm butterfly photographs

Other photographers and sources of illustrations

Archives of the National Library of Finland, www.kansalliskirjasto.fi
M. & W. von Wright: Birds of Sweden
Gösta Sundman: Fish of Finland
Wilhelm von Wright: Fish of the Nordic Region

www.scandfish.com
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, www.dec.ny.gov

Jorma Karjalainen, plant photographs
Lauri Urho & Petri Savola, fish photographs
Simo Mikkonen, bird photographs
Priscilla Trenchard, mammals drawings
Seppo Parkkinen, Sanna Matintupa, Juha Lakaniemi, mammals photos

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Baltic Sea image sources:

Heidi Arponen, Mark Brown, Jan-Erik Bruun, Jan Ekebom, Visa Hietalahti, Seija Hällfors, Karoliina Ilmarinen, Kaire Kaljurand, Ville Karvinen, Priit Kersen, Essi Keskinen, Ivan Kuprijanov, Antti Koli, Katriina Könönen, Ari Laine, Maiju Lanki, Maiju Lehtiniemi, Pekka Lehtonen, Jouni Leinikki, Mandy Lindeberg, Georg Martin, Jussi Mattila, Metsähallitus, Tiia Möller, Erkki Nenonen, Kevin O’Brian, Samuli Panelius, Markus Peura, Guido T. & Philippe Poppe (www.poppe-images.com), Jussi-Tapio Roininen, Sanna Saari, Alexander Semenov, Kåre Telnes, Siru Toijanaho, Petteri Tolvanen, Pekka Tuuri, Francisco Welter-Schultes, Kris Weinhold, Jukka Ylikörkkö, Markku Yliniva, Ondrej Zicha (www.biolib.cz)

N. S. Gaevskaya (toim.), Opredelitel’ Fauny i Flory Severnyh Morey SSSR. Moskva: Sovetskaya Nauka. Rights: Elizaveta Ershova.

The names of additional photographers and sources are given in connection with the species whose images they have supplied.

Bird recordings

Jan-Erik Bruun

Identification tools

Patented species identification tool: Eija & Jouko Lehmuskallio
Patent supervision: Borenius & Co Oy Ab
Programming: 5Dvision, Kristjan Adojaan & team

Experts responsible for species groups

Plant descriptions and identification data: Kristo Kulju, Janne Granroth, Jouko Lehmuskallio
Trees and shrubs, identification data: Peter Kullberg
Butterflies, descriptive texts and identification data: Per-Olof Wickman
Birds, descriptive texts and identification data: Hannu Tammelin, BirdLife Finland
Fish, descriptive texts and identification data: Mikko Saarela
Baltic sea texts and identification data: Jan-Erik Bruun
Mushrooms: Tiina Typpi

Experts

Plants: Adjunct professor Henry Väre, University of Helsinki
Trees and shrubs: Adjunct professor Henry Väre and Professor Kurt Fagerstedt, University of Helsinki
Butterflies: Professor Per-Olof Wickman, University of Stockholm
Fish: Mikko Saarela, biologist and Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute
Mushrooms: Jarkko Korhonen

Translators

Susanna Schubert (de); Don McCracken, Fran Weaver, Philip Mason (en); Jon Joensen (da); Beatriz Grucci (es); Laurent Cattin (fr); Romi, Janna & Pontus Rancken (sv); Linda Lien (no)

Background

Eija and Jouko Lehmuskallio started documenting nature and developing identification services back in the 1990s. Their material has also been used in a TV series and several books. Based on their idea, the NatureGate research working group was set up in 2006, within the University of Helsinki’s department of teacher education. The group was led by Professor Mauri Åhlberg.

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