Karin Ebert

Associate Professor

Senior Lecturer

Teaching and research in GIS (Geographical information systems) with applications in environmental science. I am also study director for our PhD-education in environmental studies.

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Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies



I got my PhD and became Associate Professor in Physical Geography at the Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University. I work at Södertörn University since autumn 2017. I am very interested in exploiting the uncountable possibilities of GIS and further developing my GIS skills in my research.

Originally I am geomorphologist with special interest in using GIS as a tool, especially for environmental risk assessment and in geomorphological landscape development, but my field of GIS-applicaitions is constantly growing.


Currently I am teaching GIS with an emphasis on its applications in environmental sciences. I teach with a combination of lectures and practical exercises and projects. In my lectures I emphasize that GIS is the tool to reach your goal - dont be afraid of GIS, explore its possibilities and reach your goal. Another main point in my lectures is the connection between GIS and reality - the important awareness about where your data come from and what they really show. This includes sources of error and of course copyright issues and correct referencing.

The connection between university education and the labour market is of major importance. I make great effort to keep up to date, to keep in touch with alumni and the organize meetings between my students and alumni.

Autumn term 2018:

Statistik för miljövetare (Statistics for environmental scientists)
Geografisk informationsbehandling för miljövetare (GIS for environmental scientists)

Spring term 2018:

Statistik för miljövetare (Statistics for environmental scientists)
MKB, miljökonsekvensbeskrivningar (Environmental impact-assessment)
Geografisk informationsbehandling för miljövetare (GIS for environmental scientists)
Statistik och GIS för Utveckling och internationellt samarbete

Recent publications (see Karin Ebert google scholarexternal link for full list):

Eriksson, M., Ebert, K., Jarsjö, J., 2018: Well Salinization Risk and Effects of Baltic Sea Level Rise on the Groundwater-Dependent Island of Öland, Sweden. Water 10(2): 141.
DOI: 10.3390/w10020141

Ströberg, A., Ebert, K., Jarsjö, J., Frampton, A., 2017: Contaminated area instability along Ångerman Älven River, northern Sweden. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189: 118. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-017-5839-0

Ebert, K., Ekstedt, K., Jarsjö, J., 2016: GIS analysis of effects of future Baltic sea level rise on the island of Gotland, Sweden. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 16: 1571-1582. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-16-1571-2016

Ebert, K., 2015: GIS analyses of ice-sheet erosional impacts on the exposed shield of Baffin Island, eastern Canadian Arctic. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 52: 966-979.
DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2015-0063

Hall, A.M., Sarala, P., Ebert, K., 2015: Late Cenozoic deep weathering mantles on the Fennoscandian shield in northern Finland: a window on ice sheet bed conditions at the onset of Northern Hemisphere glaciation. Geomorphology 246: 472-488. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.06.037

Ebert, K., Hall, A.M., Kleman, J., Andersson, J., 2015: Unequal ice-sheet erosional impacts across low-relief shield terrain in northern Fennoscandia. Geomorphology 233: 64-74.
DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.09.024

Ebert, K., Axelsson, L., Harbor, J., 2015: Opportunities and challenges for building alumni networks in Sweden: A case study of Stockholm University. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management 37(2): 252-262. DOI: 10.1080/1360080X.2015.1019117

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