Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2015
    Lead Author, IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) Regional Assessment for Europe and Central Asia; Review Editor, IPBES assessment of invasive species

  • Since 2013
    Senior researcher, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu

  • 2007 – 2013
    Researcher, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu

  • 2001 – 2007
    Research assistant, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu

  • 1996 – 2000
    Research assistant, Estonian Literary Museum

Selected publications

  • Aavik, T. & Helm, A. (2017). Restoration of plant species and genetic diversity depends on landscape-scale dispersal. Restoration Ecology, 26:S92-S102.

  • Török, P., Helm, A. (2017). Ecological theory provides strong support for habitat restoration. Biological Conservation, 206, 85−91.

  • Kasari, L., Saar, L., de Bello, F., Takkis, K., Helm, A. (2016). Hybrid ecosystems can contribute to local biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 25 (14), 3023-3041.

  • Helm, A. (2015). Habitat restoration requires landscape‐scale planning. Applied Vegetation Science, 18 (2), 177−178.

  • Helm, A., Zobel, M., Moles, A.T., Szava-Kovats, R., Pärtel, M. (2015). Characteristic and derived diversity: implementing the species pool concept to quantify conservation condition of habitats. Diversity and Distributions, 21 (6), 711−721.

  • Saar, L., Takkis, K., Pärtel, M., Helm, A. (2012). Which plant traits predict species loss in calcareous grasslands with extinction debt? Diversity and Distributions, 18, 808−817.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • EC LIFE-IP. Comprehensive management of forest and farming landscapes to improve the conservation status of Natura 2000 habitats and species. Co-I, 2020 – 2030

  • Estonian Research Council. Landscape-scale biodiversity restoration and time-lags in ecosystem functions (RESTFUNC). Participation status: PI, 2020 – 2024

  • European Regional Development Fund. The Centre of Excellence, EcolChange – Ecology of Global Change: natural and managed ecosystems. University of Tartu. Co-I, 2016 – 2023

  • Centre of Environmental Investments. Large-scale grassland restoration impacts on biodiversity. University of Tartu. PI, 2019 – 2021

  • Ministry of Rural Affairs program for applied research. Enhancing biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. University of Tartu. PI, 2019 – 2020

  • Estonian Environmental Agency. Mapping and Assessing Ecosystems and their Services in Estonia. University of Tartu and University of Life Sciences. Participation status: PI at the University of Tartu, 2018 – 2020

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Head of the Board of Estonian Fund for Nature, since 2020

  • Member Society for Ecological Restoration Europe, since 2019

  • Member Estonian Fund For Nature, since 2019

  • Member Estonian Semi-Natural Community Conservation Association, since 2018

  • Member University of Tartu Centre of Natural Resources, since 2016

  • Owner and member of Board, Nordic Botanical Ltd., since 2012

  • Member Estonian Naturalists' Society

  • Member Society for Ecological Restoration

  • Member Ecosystem Service Partnership

  • Member International Association of Vegetation Science

  • Member British Ecological Society

Media coverage

  • https://landscape.ut.ee/publications/public-presentations-and-press-coverage/?lang=en

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