Short CV/Education and training

  • 2013
    Excellent Teacher, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 2012
    Professor of Aquatic Biogeochemistry; Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 2003
    Associate Professor of Aquatic Ecology; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala

  • 1996
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 1995
    “Filosofie Licentiatsexamen“ in Sedimentology; Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 1992
    Bachelor of Science (Result: “A- “); Trent University in Peterborough, Canada

  • 1991 – 1992
    Studies of Hydrology with emphasis on Arctic Hydrology; Trent University in Peterborough, Canada

  • 1991
    “Vordiplom“ in Hydrology with the minor subjects Physics and Chemistry; Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany

  • 1989 – 1990
    Studies of Oceanography; Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany, For more information see:

Selected publications

  • Weyhenmeyer, G.A., M. Mackay, J.D. Stockwell, W. Thiery, H.-P. Grossart, P.B. Augusto-Silva, H.M. Baulch, E. de Eyto, J. Hejzlar, K. Kangur, G. Kirillin, D.C. Pierson, J.A. Rusak, S. Sadro, R.I. Woolway. 2017. Citizen science shows systematic changes in the temperature difference between air and inland waters with global warming. Scientific Reports 7: 43890, doi 10.1038/srep43890.

  • Weyhenmeyer, G.A, S. Kosten, M.B. Wallin, L.J. Tranvik, E. Jeppesen, F. Roland. 2015. Significant fraction of CO2 emissions from boreal lakes derived from hydrologic inorganic carbon inputs. Nature Geoscience 8: 933-U62.

  • O'Reilly, C.M., S. Sharma, D.K Gray, S.E Hampton, J.S Read, R.J Rowley, P. Schneider, J.D Lenters, P.B McIntyre, B.M Kraemer, G.A Weyhenmeyer, D. Straile, B. Dong, R. Adrian, M. G Allan, O. Anneville, L. Arvola, J. Austin, J.L Bailey, J.S Baron, J.D Brookes, E.Eyto, M.T Dokulil, D.P Hamilton, K.Havens, A.L Hetherington, S.N Higgins, S.Hook, L.R Izmest'eva, K.D Joehnk, K.Kangur, P. Kasprzak, M. Kumagai, E. Kuusisto, G. Leshkevich, D.M Livingstone, S. MacIntyre, L. May, J.M Melack, D.C Mueller‐Navarra, M.Naumenko, P. Noges, T. Noges, R.P North, P.‐D. Plisnier, A. Rigosi, A. Rimmer, M. Rogora, L.G Rudstam, J.A Rusak, N. Salmaso, N.R Samal, D.E Schindler, S G. Schladow, M. Schmid, S.R Schmidt, E. Silow, M E. Soylu, K. Teubner, P.t Verburg, A. Voutilainen, A. Watkinson, C.E Williamson, G. Zhang. 2015. Rapid and highly variable warming of lake surface waters around the globe. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2015GL066235.

  • Tranvik, L.J., J.A. Downing, J.B. Cotner, S.A. Loiselle, R.G. Striegl, T.J. Ballatore, P. Dillon, K. Finlay, K. Fortino, L.B. Knoll, P.L. Kortelainen, T. Kutser, S. Larsen, I. Laurion, D.M. Leech, S.L. McCallister, D.M. McKnight, J.M. Melack, E. Overholt, J.A. Porter, Y. Prairie, W.H. Renwick, F. Roland, B.S. Sherman, D.W. Schindler, S. Sobek, A. Tremblay, M.J. Vanni, A.M. Verschoor, E. v Wachenfeldt, G.A. Weyhenmeyer. 2009. Lakes and impoundments as regulators of carbon cycling and climate. Limnol. Oceanogr. 54: 2298-2314.

  • Weyhenmeyer, G. A., M. Meili, D.M. Livingstone. 2004. Nonlinear temperature response of lake ice breakup. Geophysical Research Letters 31: L07203, doi: 10.1029/2004GL019530.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Ongoing:

    Integrating differences in the functioning of lakes in the global carbon cycle for improved estimates of the terrestrial carbon sink (Pi; PhD student Fabian Engel; financed by the Swedish Research Council)

  • Carbon Cascades from Land to Ocean in the Anthropocene (Marie Curie ITN C-CASCADES) (Co-Pi and WP leader; PhD students Anna Nydahl, Adam Hastie, Åsa Horgby; financed by the EU

  • Inland water ecosystems in the global carbon cycle – towards a mechanistic understanding (Co-Pi; PhD student Anna Nydahl and postdoc Marcus Wallin; financed by the Wallenberg foundation)

  • Drinking water treatment adaptation to increasing levels of DOM and changing DOM quality under climate change (DOMQUA) (Co-Pi; financed by NordForsk); more information about the project is available here

  • Iron cycling in freshwaters (cooperation with Lund University; PhD student Caroline Björnerås)

  • Global Lake Temperature Collaboration (GLTC)

  • Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON)

  • Ecology under lake ice

  • For more information see

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

International and national board/committee chair/member assignments outside own university

  • Executive Board Member of the EU C-Cascades project, since 2015

  • Member of the Nomination Committee for the Einar Naumann – August Thienemann Medal, since 2013

  • Reference group member of the national inventory programme for Swedish inland waters coordinated by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, since 2012

  • Member of the Global Lake Temperature Cooperation (GLTC), since 2011

  • Member of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON), since 2008

  • Steering Committee Member of Uppsala Water Centre, 2011 – 2015

  • Earth System Sciences Advisory Board Member of the Global Change programme in Austria, 2011 – 2015

  • Member of the Nomination Committee for the J. C. Stevenson Memorial Lecture, 2007 – 2013

  • Scientific Committee Member of the international conference “Lake Vänern Ecosystem (SOLVE): Past, present and future 2011 – 2012”

  • Co-initiator and member of the Global Young Academy, 2009 – 2012

  • Steering Committee Member of the strong research environment: The color of water, 2009 – 2015

  • Steering Committee Member of the graduate school: Focus on soils and waters, 2009 – 2011

  • Elector for the vote of members of the FORMAS (Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning) Steering Committee, 2009

  • Member of the AMAP-SWIPA (Arctic monitoring and assessment programme – climate change and the cryosphere) assessment, 2009 – 2011

  • Scientific Committee Member of the international symposium "European large lakes”, 2008 – 2010

  • Swedish delegate for the European Climate Change Programme, 2006 – 2009

  • Advisory Committee Member of the international symposium "European large lakes – ecosystem changes and their ecological and socioeconomic impacts", 2005 – 2006

  • Member of SCOPE (Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment) -Water, 2004

Board/committee chair/member assignments within the university

  • Deputy Chair of the Recruitment Committee of the Faculty of Science and Technology (30% of employment), 2017 – 2019

  • Deputy Elector for the vote of the University Vice Chancellor and members of the University Board, 2016 – 2019

  • Board Member for the Appointment of Excellent Teachers at the Faculty of Science and Technology, since 2015

  • Steering Committee Member of the Limnology Unit, since 2009

  • Board Deputy Member of the Biology Education Centre, 2016 – 2017

  • Steering Committee Member of Uppsala University’s music council, 2011 – 2016

  • Deputy Elector for the vote of teacher representatives in the University Board of Uppsala University, 2013 – 2016

  • Steering Committee Member for safety issues at Uppsala University, 2009 – 2011

  • Assistant Chair of the Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, 2008 – 2009

  • Director of Studies for Research Education; Dept. of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, 2008 – 2009

  • Member of the Programme for Information and Cooperation from the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences at SLU, Sweden, 2005 – 2006

  • Member of the University Hydrology Committee in Freiburg, Germany, 1990 – 1991

  • For more information see

Media coverage

  • A large variety of popular science publications in form of popular science articles, newspaper articles and newsletters. In addition to the publications and to the 5% work as communication officer at the Department of Ecology and Genetics during 2013-2016, frequent participation in interviews for newspapers, radio and TV; organization of large school project on browning of waters in 2016

  • For more information see

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

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Other activities and achievements/family

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