Heimo Mikkola

University of Eastern Finland

Heimo Mikkola is a bird watcher who has concentrated on owls since 1965. He did his master’s study on the great grey owl and obtained a Ph.D. in the Ecological Relationships of European Owls. In 1988, he became an adjunct professor at the University of Eastern Finland. His life-long international career with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (FAO) began in Colombia in 1974. He retired in 2007 as the resident representative of FAO in Uruguay. Since retiring from FAO, Dr. Mikkola has been a part-time professor at three Kazakh universities and one Kyrgyz university. He has visited 139 countries and written almost 700 work reports and scientific papers, including ten edited books. In 2014, he was nominated as “Champion of Owls” in Houston, USA.

Heimo Mikkola

10books edited

12chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Heimo Mikkola

Owls are one of the most fascinating bird families. They have inspired much folklore and superstition worldwide. This book discusses this nocturnal species and their unique physiology and anatomy. It includes owl studies from countries including Bulgaria, Ecuador, Iraq, Slovakia, Syria, and Africa.

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