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2020-03-25

11:04

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Karin Ebert

Associate Professor

Director of Studies

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 science.

+46 8 608 52 83 +4686085283

Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies

MD434

Research

I work at Södertörn University since autumn 2017. I am interested in exploiting the uncountable possibilities of GIS with a variety of applications in environmental science. Examples go from the factors for invasive fish species to the behavior patterns of pedestrians in cities.

I got my PhD in 2009 and became Associate Professor in Physical Geography in 2016, both at the Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University.

Originally I am geomorphologist, using GIS as a tool, for environmental risk assessment and in glacial-geomorphological landscape development.

Teaching

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 – don’t 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.

Course responsible for:

  • Geografisk informationsbehandling för miljövetare (GIS for environmental scientists)

Teaching in the following courses:

  • Statistik för miljövetare (Statistics for environmental scientists)
  • MKB, miljökonsekvensbeskrivningar (Environmental impact-assessment)
  • Statistik och GIS för Utveckling och internationellt samarbete (Statistics and GIS for development studies)

Supervision of Bachelors theses

Some 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

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

Link to my websiteexternal link

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