I am a senior lecturer in biology, teaching environmental science and education at the
department of Natural sciences, technology and environmental studies, at Södertörn University. I am teaching in statistics, ecology, conservation biology, epidemiology, prospective preschool teacher and high school teacher education in science.
My main research interest is in plant ecology and environmental science. I am currently
involved in a project analysing the effect landscape characters on plant biodiversity in forests around the Baltic Sea. This is a collaboration with Kari Lehtilä and Tiina Vinter. I am also working together with Börje Ekstam at the Linneus University in two different projects assessing effects of reconstructions of wetlands in southern Sweden. We are mainly interested in re-colonisation patterns of the flora following reconstructions. A third research area in which I am active is plant demography. It started with demographic analysis of Sea
plantains Plantago maritima to elucidate the effect of intra-genomic conflicts on sex ratios in natural populations. From there I moved to population viability analyses of rare species which I am still working with.
Recently I have participated in a project studying endocrine disruptive compounds affecting behavior and sexual reproduction in fish together with Inger Porsch-Hällström and here PhD-students. I have also developed a project were we study the effect of landscape structure on ticks and tick-borne diseases, together with colleagues at Södertörn University, Karolinska Hospital and Örebro University. In a newly started project we are going to study environmental effects of the transition in peri-urban farming systems, from cattle farms for food production to horse keeping for leisure activities.
Earlier work also involves: butterfly distributions in patchy landscapes, local adaptation in plants and spatial distribution of livestock parasites in farmlands.