Mikael Fortelius
Department of Geology and Institute of Biotechnology
PO Box 64
FIN-00014 University of Helsinki

Mikael Fortelius is a palaeontologist with special interest in plant-eating mammals of the last 25 million years. He has a long-standing interest in how mammalian teeth work, grow, and evolve, and how understanding teeth can help us understand the past, present, and future states of our world. Mikael is Professor of Evolutionary Palaeontology in the Department of Geology and Group Leader in the Institute of Biotechnology, both at the University of Helsinki. Since 1992, he has been engaged in developing a database of Neogene Old World Mammals.