During my PhD, I (Ayco) fell in love with the leaf miners and gallers on oak trees, which have proofed to be an excellent study system for studies on the spatial ecology of multitrophic insect communities. It turned out that … Read More
Niklas Wickander investigated the impact of spatial variation in soil temperature in a geothermal area in Iceland on the ecology and evolution of the perennial herb Bistorta vivipara, and now works at Naturens Hus / Bergianska trädgården.
Our lab has many opportunities for learning about insects, microbes, community dynamics and spatial ecology in Sweden’s forests and meadows. Or you may like to go to the southwestern Ethiopian highlands to study coffee shrubs, pests and diseases, biodiversity and … Read More
Conceptually, our lab focuses on the ecology and evolution of plant-based food webs within a spatially and temporally variable world. More specifically, we have a strong interest in: Plant-microbe-insect interactions Belowground-aboveground interactions among insects and microbes The spatial ecology of … Read More
Etsuko Nonaka is an ecologist and modeler who is interested in the interactions between ecological and evolutionary processes, especially in a spatial context. She uses different kinds of modeling approaches to understand how population dynamics and spatial genetic structure relate to … Read More
Jessie Mutz from Florida State University visited us in the autumn semester of 2018. She investigated the patterns and drivers of the within and among tree variation in autumn phenology, as well as the consequences for interactions with plant pathogens … Read More
Oliver Moss studied the impact of the abiotic and biotic environment on coffee tree physiology and beneficial root microbes in southwestern Ethiopia.
Anna Barr investigated the local and spatial factors that shape the distribution of leaf miners and gallers on oak within an urban context. She thereby launched the yearly Stockholm oak survey. She also produced this lovely animation movie on the … Read More
My main interest is in the diversity and ecological drivers of nematode communities, for which I sampled hundreds of coffee trees in southwestern Ethiopia, including both trees in natural forests and trees in plantations with lower shade levels.
Originally from Bath, England. I am in the master’s programme ‘Ecology and Biodiversity’. Currently, I am writing a thesis for my field experiment exploring the influence of oak-sapling’s differing spring phenology and shade levels upon seedling growth, oak powdery mildew … Read More