The fascinating interplay between environmental factors, plants, soil, and soil fungal communities in forest ecosystems is the main subject of my scientific research. Currently, I am studying how the soil fungal communities respond to forest management in different Mediterranean forests.
I am a master’s student in the Bolin Center’s Climate Science program. Previously, I did a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with computer science as an applied subject. I wrote my master thesis related to the climatic impact on coffee plants … Read More
I am a master student within genetic and molecular plant sciences at Stockholm University, currently writing my thesis on the transcriptional and metabolomic changes occurring in oaks in response to infestation by fungi and/or insects.
My work was investigating the impact of spatial variation in soil temperature on the ecology and evolution of the perennial herb Bistorta vivipara in a geothermal area in Iceland. I graduated in 2017 and my thesis was published in Oikos … 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. He has since worked as a research assistant at Lund University, making transgenic plants that produce insect pheromones. … Read More
Anna Barr investigated the local and spatial factors that shape the distribution of leaf miners and gallers on oak within an urban context, which was published in 2021 in Landscape and Urban Planning. She thereby launched the yearly Stockholm oak … 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.
For my master’s thesis in ‘Ecology and Biodiversity’, I completed a field experiment exploring the influence of oak-sapling’s differing spring phenology and shade levels upon seedling growth, oak powdery mildew infection (Erisyphe spp.), and herbivory; I published the results in 2021. … Read More