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.
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).
Ongoing research project (participant): VivaPlan
Project recently finished (participant): BiodiverCity
Master (Diploma) in Biology (nature conservation) from Philipps Universität Marburg, Germany (1995)
PhD from SLU, Department of Landscape Planning, Alnarp (2003)
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