About the Author

Ilkka Hanski (1953‒2016) was professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and director of the Metapopulation Research Centre at the University of Helsinki. He is the author of Metapopulation Ecology, among several monographs and edited works.

A few months before his death, Ilka Hanski recorded this video lecture introducing the concepts and background of his book, Messages from Islands: A Global Biodiversity Tour.

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