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Christine Haaland

Christine Haaland
Researcher and lecturer, ecologist; associate professor


My interests are biodiversity, nature conservation, landscape ecology and green structure planning in rural, peri-urban and urban landscapes. The development of multifunctional green infrastructure - with focus on biodiversity, recreation, aesthetics and cultural heritage – is another topic that has been important to me.



Examiner of the course  "Biological systems of the landscape" (more info here) for first year undergraduate landscape architect students

Teaching in courses at undergraduate and graduate level on sustainable urban development, biodiversity, ecosystem services and landscape ecology.



In my research I have worked with issues concerning biodiversity and landscape ecology and in particular with butterflies. The development and planning of (multifunctional) green structure has been another topic that I have studied (in interdisciplinary research groups).




Master (Diploma) in Biology (nature conservation) from Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany (1995)

PhD from SLU, Department of Landscape Planning, Alnarp (2003)

Selected publications

Selected publications:

Haaland, C. (2023) Bumblebees and butterflies in green structure elements in Malmö, Sweden. Urban ecosystems.

León-Cortés, J.L., Haaland, C., Pryke, J.S., Maes, D. (2023) Special issue on insect conservation in biodiversity hotspots. Journal of Insect Conservation 27, 1–2 (Editorial notes)

Thorpert P, Rayner J, Haaland C, Englund J-E and Fransson A-M
(2022) Exploring the Integration Between Colour Theory
and Biodiversity Values in the Design of Living Walls.
Front. Ecol. Evol. 10:804118.

Haaland, C. (2017) How to preserve a butterfly species within an urbanising settlement and its surroundings: a study of the scarce copper (Lycaena virgaureae L.) in southern Sweden. Journal of Insect Conservation 21, 917–927

Haaland, C. & Konijnendijk van den Bosch, C. (2015) Challenges and strategies for urban green-space planning in cities undergoing densification: a review. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 14, 760-771

Haaland, C. (2015) Abundances and movement of the Scarce Copper Butterfly (Lycaena virgaureae L.) on future building sites at a settlement fringe in southern Sweden. Journal of Insect Conservation 19, 255-264

Haaland, C., Fry, G. & Peterson, A. (2011) Designing farmland for multifunctionality, Landscape Research 36 (1), 41-62

Haaland, C., Naisbit, R,E. & Bersier, L.-F. (2011) Sown wildflower strips for insect conservation – a review, Insect Conservation and Diversity 4 (1), 60-80

Haaland, C. & Gyllin, M. (2011) Sown Wildflower Strips – A Strategy to Enhance Biodiversity and Amenity in Intensively Used Agricultural Areas, The Importance of Biological Interactions in the Study of Biodiversity, Jordi Lopez Pujol (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-751-2, InTech.

Haaland, C., Bersier, L.-F. (2011) What can sown wildflower strips contribute to butterfly conservation? – An example from a Swiss lowland agricultural landscape. Journal of Insect Conservation 15, 301-309.

Larsson, A., Peterson, A., Bjärnborg, E., Haaland, C., Gyllin, M. (2011) Regional Landscape Strategies – a pilot study concerning the implementation of the European Landscape Convention and public participation in Sweden. In: Jones, M., Stenseke, M. (eds.) The European Landscape Convention – Challenges of Participation. Landscape Series Vol 13, Springer, 261-274.

Haaland, C. & Gyllin, M. (2010) Butterflies and bumblebees in greenways and sown wildflower strips in southern Sweden, Journal of Insect Conservation 14, 125-132



ResearchGate: Christine Haaland


Researcher at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management
Telephone: +4640415481
Postal address:
Box 190
234 22 Lomma
Visiting address: Slottsvägen 5, Alnarp, Alnarp