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School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability
My research focus on how nature chenges over time where processes generated by humans (e.g., climate change, forestry, agiculture…) work on concert with natural fluctuations. I use the insect group Odonata as model organism and study species numbers and abundance in various water bodies/landscapes.
One current project involves questions linked to how species composition/species assembly is affected by acidification, temperature change and prownification in lakes and wetlands in southern and central Sweden. Tha aim is to gain a better understanding on the colonization processes of species in different environments and what reavers are important for (re)colonization and exlocal extinction. A similar project is ongoing in southern Brazil where I, together with local scientists, study species composition and survival of species in Brazinial pampa grasslands.
A second project will look into how extremely northern species are adapted to the rapid transitions between summer and winter. There may be a genetic predisposition/adaptation to such rapid changes which would give the species better possibilities to survive ongoing climate change. This project is a collaboration with American scientists.
I am a member of the Swedish expert committee for red listing of aquatic invertebrates and active in the red listing of Odonata on an EU and global level.
Key words: Odonata, dragonflies, species communities, species assemblies, climate change, species turnover