I am a researcher in ecology and environmental sciences with a special interest in understanding patterns in terrestrial biodiversity using a wide range of study organisms. In this context I am particularly interested in what consequences land-use change has on biotic communities and whether one can find synergies between strategies targeted at biodiversity protection and ecosystem service provision.
I tend to approach the broad research topics outlined above in two general ways. As often as possible I’m combining multiple organism groups in one study design to be able to explain how and why groups with contrasting ecological requirements respond in different ways to changes in landscape properties or lands-use intensity. In this context I have worked with vascular plants, ground beetles, butterflies and geometrid moths, bumblebees, solitary bees, hoverflies and birds. The second approach involves using species-specific traits of organisms, such as mobility, habitat specificity and dependence of insect pollination regarding vascular plants. Using this approach I have studied questions relating to biotic homogenisation of butterfly communities, community composition of plants and plant-pollinator interactions.
More recently I have turned my attention towards the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functions, in particular pollination, and perhaps most importantly, interdisciplinary research projects together with economists, sustainability scientists and social scientists. As a board member in the research school ClimBEco one of my main responsibilities is to introduce enrolled PhD-students to interdisciplinary research and how one can approach complex environmental problems using interdisciplinary research tools. Currently I am also working as an associate editor for the ornithological journal Ornis Fennica.
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Contrasting effects of field boundary management on three pollinator groups
- Farmland conservation interventions: how to separate the wheat from the chaff
- Looking beyond the mountain: dispersal barriers in a changing world.
- Optimizing intermediate ecosystem services in agriculture using rules based on landscape composition and configuration indices
- Sparing land for biodiversity at multiple spatial scales
- The effect of ambient temperature on larvae of Scatopsciara cunicularius (Diptera: Sciaridae) feeding on the thallose liverwort Marchantia polymorpha
- Weak functional response to agricultural landscape homogenisation among plants, butterflies and birds
- Changes in butterfly movements along a gradient of land use in farmlands of Transylvania (Romania)
- Ecosystem services - current challenges and opportunities for ecological research
- Effects of landscape composition and configuration on pollination in a native herb: a field experiment.
- Sown flower strips in southern Sweden increase abundances of wild bees and hoverflies in the wider landscape
- Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity.
- Effects of farming intensity, crop rotation and landscape heterogeneity on field bean pollination
- Land Sparing Versus Land Sharing: Moving Forward
- Landscape-scale crop diversity interacts with local management to determine ground beetle diversity
- Optimizing agri-environment schemes for biodiversity, ecosystem services or both?
- The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness
- Winners and losers of organic cereal farming in animal communities across Central and Northern Europe
- Correlations in species richness between taxa depend on habitat, scale and landscape context
- Effects of climate change on European ducks: what do we know and what do we need to know?
- Trait-dependent responses of flower-visiting insects to distance to semi-natural grasslands and landscape heterogeneity