I have my study background in Physical Geography (BSc), Biology and Environmental Science (MSc) from Lund University and University of Gothenburg with special interest in climate change mitigation, sustainable development, GIS and biodiversity. Previously I worked at the County Administrative Board in Västra Götaland.
About my research
In the transition towards a fossil-free society to mitigate climate change we need diversified renewable energy sources. Biomass energy will play an important role in future energy supply, but needs to be developed with consideration to food security, sustainability, soil fertility and biodiversity. My PhD is a part of the multidisciplinary research project Land4Biomass, a project focusing on the challenges and opportunities linked to production of agricultural biomass for bioenergy in Sweden.
My contribution to the project involves integrated data analysis of marginal or abandoned land to assess the current potential of biomass production using remote-sensing in combination with databases, ground truthing, and surveys. This information will be combined with biodiversity surveys for high and low productivity and density of feedstock-producing land-uses to understand the impacts of bioenergy-related land-used changes for above-ground biodiversity and associated ecosystem services on local- and landscape-level.
Ultimately, the project aims to answer the question: Can the demand for bioenergy and food be met while ensuring sustainable production and conservation of fertile soils and biodiversity?