Niklas Wickander

Master student

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.

Etsuko Nonaka

Postdoctoral researcher (hosting)

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

PhD student (visiting)

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

Master student

Oliver Moss studied the impact of the abiotic and biotic environment on coffee tree physiology and beneficial root microbes in southwestern Ethiopia.

Anna Barr

Master student

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

Abebe Woldesenbet

Master student (co-supervisor)

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.

Ryan McClory

Master student

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

Adam Ekholm

PhD student (co-supervisor)

I study how insect communities build up in space and time. In my research, I am particularly interested in the role of plant phenology (bud burst and leaf senescence) in structuring insect communities. As my study system, I use the … Read More

Ahmed Abdelfattah

Postdoctoral researcher

My research mainly focuses on microbial communities associated to plants. I am interested to understand their community structure, function, and interaction with their host and the environment. Previously, I studied the fungal communities of several agricultural crops, including olive, citrus, … Read More

Pil Rasmussen

Postdoctoral researcher

My work focuses on plant-associated soil communities. Specifically, I look into spatial patterns of plant-associated soil microbes; their dispersal abilities; how abiotic (e.g. climate, soil pH and nutrients) and biotic factors (e.g. plant genotype and root-associated fungi) can affect them; and what consequences … Read More