Veli-Matti Kangas

Former post-doctoral researcher
Current Position: 
Riistasuunnittelija, Oulu
029 4312266
The Finnish Wildlife Agency/Riistakeskus
Riistasuunnittelija, Oulu
tel: 029 4312266
The Finnish Wildlife Agency..
PL 35
(Ratatie 41)
91501 Muhos
Mailing Address: 
Ecology and Genetics Research Unit
P.O. Box 3000
FI-90014 University of Oulu

Tel: +358 294 481212
Street Address: 
Linnanmaa Campus
University of Oulu
Oulu, Finland

Research and interests:

My research interests lie in applying molecular tools to investigate ecology, evolutionary biology and biogeogprahy of mammals. In my current project, I harness ancient DNA methodology to study the evolutionary history of the moose (Alces alces) in Europe.

Profile and background:

I am a pupil of University of Oulu. I finished my Master's degree in 2011 and graduated as a PhD in December 2015 from the Department of Ecology. My PhD thesis dealt with genetic and phenotypic variation of the Fennoscandian moose population. I have worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the research group and nowadays I am a working in The Finnish Wildlife Agency..


In my free time I like to go outdoors and enjoy nature in many different ways (hiking, birdwatching, hunting, fishing).  In addition, I enjoy travelling, listening to good music, reading fine books and watching great movies