Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984
    B.Sc. in Biology and Earth Sciences, Stockholm University

  • 1984 – 1986
    Soil Conservation Adviser, Dodoma, Ministry of Natural Resources, Tanzania

  • 1989 – 1990
    Senior Administrative Officer, Dep. of Natural Resources, SIDA

  • 1990 – 1991
    Research Assistant, Dep. of Phys. Geogr., SU

  • 1991 – 1996
    Ph.D. Student, incl. some teaching and adm. Dep of Physical Geography, SU

  • 1991 – 1996
    Senior Lecturer, Dep. of Phys. Geogr., SU

  • 1995
    Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Stockholm University

  • 1996 – 1997
    Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Geology, University of Bergen, Norway

  • 1997 – 2002
    Research Associate (forskarassistent), Dept. of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm Univ.

  • 1999
    Docent in Physical Geography, Stockholm University

  • Since 2001
    Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, SU

  • Since 2005
    Professor in Physical Geography, Dept. of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, SU

Selected publications

Selected projects

Recent external research grants:

  • VR: European isotope-climate reconstruction for the last 2000 years based on lake sediments, speleothems and tree rings. Swedish-French collaboration. 2013 – 2015

  • VR: Late Quaternary climate variability and vegetation dynamics in southern Greece. 2013 – 2016

  • SIDA: Climate and Environment Programme, Eduardo Mondlane Univ,

    Mocambique is PI, I am Swedish coordinator for 2 PhD students. 2011 – 2015

  • TEMES/SU: Holocene climate, Greece. 2010 – 2015

  • SIDA: Integrated Natural resources Management, Inst of Resource Assessment, Univ of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is PI. I am Swedish coordinator for 3 PhD students from Tanzania. 2010 – 2013

  • VR: Holocene climate variability in southern Africa. 2010 – 2012

  • SIDA: Africas climate and the survival of communities. 2009

  • MISTRA: The Urban Mind (coordinator of climate research). 2009 – 2010.

  • VR/Formas: Bolin Climate Res Centre (project leader, team leader), 10 years.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Some research and policy assignments:

  • Member of the VR-evaluation panel Geology and Geophysics, since 2013

  • Director of the Navarino Environmental Observatory, Messinia, Greece, since 2010

  • Member of the SIDA Research Council, since 2009

  • Theme leader, Bert Bolin Climate Research Centre, 2008 – 2012

  • Member of the steering committee for the BBCC Climate Research School 2005 – 2010

  • Chair of Research Education School for Teachers (Lärarlyftet), since 2008

  • Chair of the Board of Lab.for Isotope Geol., Swedish Museum of Natural History, 2006 – 2008

  • Vice Chair of the Royal Swedish Academy National Committee in Geography, since 2006

  • Member of the Board of Lund University Centre for Sustainable Studies, LUCSUS, since 2008

  • Member of the VR-committee for Swedish Partnership grants, 2007 – 2010

  • Initiator of SU geographers research network People Land and Time in Africa, PLATINA

  • Faculty opponent for doctoral dissertion defences in Norway (2) and UK (1)

Additional qualifications

Fieldwork experience:

  • Field work, Sweden, Botswana, 1991 – 1994; South Africa, 1996, 1999, 2002; Tanzania, 1995, 2002, 2009, 2010; Mocambique, 2008, 2009; Greece 2010-onwards.


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • 3 children


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