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Marcus Hedblom

Marcus Hedblom
I have a research interest in Urban landscape ecology, Human perception of biodiversity and Monitoring.



NEWS 2019

Sustainable landscapes "Landscape approach -reviewing studies linked to sustainable landscape approaches". New project starting 2019.

Sustainable cities - debatt artikel i Sydsvenskadagbaldet 1/9. Sverige behöver investera i tystnad.

Latest publication. Scientific Reports. Smell is important for stress reduction (see publications below). On media: Hälsa och grönt. TV.  7/8 2019. TV4 news, me shortly talking about our results. linked to health and sustainable cities Radio, 7/8 2019. Vetenskapsradion (Nation radio), Lukt minskar stress.

Radio, Naturmorgon P1, 30/5 2019. : Må bra av naturen

SVT, 2/4 2019. : Parken och skogens positiva hälsoeffekter

Youtube 2019: Hälsa och naturvård – betydelsen av gröna stadsmiljöer.   

2019. Kapitel 13 i boken Den öppna skogen. Jag och Åsa Ode-Sang skriver om hur män och kvinnor upplever städernas skogar olika. Läs kapitlet här.

2019. Ny bok. Urbana ekosystemtjänster- arbeta med naturen för goda livsmiljöer. Jag skriver i slutet av boken om vikten av att förvalta det som redan finns. Tanksedjan Movium SLU.

28 000 Nedladdningar totalt (19. 09.06). BOOK about urban birds, Murgui & Hedblom.  Ecology and Conservation of Birds in Urban Environments  (2017).



I am an Urban ecologist interested in how the amount and quality of the urban green  benefit human well-being as well as how other species are effected by amount and quality. I recieved my PhD in 2007 and have since then worked as a  Nature conservation and outdoor recreation strategist at Uppsala municipality, post doc at the University of Gothenburg but is now working as an analysist and researcher at at the national monitoring program NILS at SLU.

Since 2019 I am an Associate professor in Biology.

I am Personal Investigator in a lab at Karolinska Institutet where we study how multisensoring such as smell, sound and visual affect stress reductions. We try to investigate how this is related to biodiversity per se.

Present projects: 

Landscape approach -reviewing studies linked to sustainable landscape approaches. researcher.  (2019), The title is "Landscape approach -reviewing studies linked to sustainable landscape approaches. researcher"

Natural sounds and stressreduction. PI -Researcher  (2016-2019)

Forests as potential stressreducers. PI- Researcher (2018-2019)

Systematizing Ecological knowledge to optimize Ecological Compensation – SEEC. researcher (2018-2020).


Recenty finished

Use of NILS data for indicators to support the Swedish environmental objectives. Analyst. (2011- onging).

Valuation of ecosystem services provided by urban greenery. Researcher. (2012-2016)

Searching for sustainable lawns in Sweden. Researcher (2012-2016)

NILS -ESS National monitoring for assessing and valuating ecosystem services in alpine and boreal landscapes. Researcher (2013-2016)

WISE - project. Pedagogical project. Teacher/Resercher (2015-2017)

Use of NILS data for indicators to support the Swedish environmental objectives. Analyst. (2011- onging).


I teach at 5 different courses during Autumn 2019. I am main responsible for one.

Sustainable ecology. Hållbarhetensekologi. Sept-Okt 2019.  I teach about sustianble cities and ecosystem services. 

Forest Conservation Biology. I am course leader on this new distance course staring in November 2019. Klick here and read more. 

Nature conservation. Naturvårdsbiologi. Oktober 2019.

Ecology for Landscape architects. Ekologi för landksapsarkitekter. Oktober -December 2019.

Studio landskap. September 2019.



Natural sounds and stressreduction

Currently I am PI for a team funded by FORMAS for future research leaders. This project focuses on biodiversity and human perception. Our main objective is to identify if sounds connected to biodiversity can reduce human stress in cities and to suggest solutions of how to implement this in urban planning. The present project is highly transdisciplinary including, ecology psychology, acoustics and urban planning. Listen to me speak about it on Swedish radio

About the project (in Swedish)

In a previous study we found that urban settings were more appreciated if bird songs were heard. Urban settings were even higher appreciated when there was singing by several species rather than just one. We conclude that our data support the idea that bird song contributes to positive values associated with urban green space. This is a project was done as a part of my post doc in close collaboration with Professor Bengt Gunnarsson at Gothenburg University.
See article: Bird song diversity influences young people's appreciation of urban landscapes

Listen to bird songs


Ecosystem services provided by urban green

In this project we study the spatial distribution of urban greenery in Gothenburg and highlight its value and ability to provide vital services in the city. The methods and strategies will be developed through assessing and evaluating the current quality of a number of ecosystem services provided by urban greenery, their development potential and examining how the ecosystem services interact. The ecosystems services that will be studied are: biodiversity, noise reduction, air soil and water management, climate regulation, recreation and well-being.
The project started in 2013 and will be finished in 2016. The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council Formas.
See more: Valuation of ecosystem services provided by urban greenery

Searching for sustainable lawns in Sweden

Why are monocultural lawns a norm in a time when sustainability and biodiversity are important? Dowload article on this page:  SCIENCE

Stadsängar bättre är gräsmattor (Swedish text, Naturskyddföreningen)

Alternative Lawns on German radio (in German, klick "Hören" for Marcus)

Alternative lawns on Science podcast (in English, Maria starts at 12.25)

Alternative lawns in Upsala Nya Tidning (Swedish text)

This project is a unique interdisciplinary collaboration with the aim to study lawns from different perspectives to understand their roles in sustainable urban planning, design and management. We will investigate the motives behind decisions about establishment and management of lawns among different stakeholders. We will also combine studies of perception, recreational and design values of different types of lawns with analyses of their biodiversity (plants, bees, butterflies and earthworms) and contribution to carbon stock and sequestration in order to evaluate their provision of ecosystem services. Stakeholders will be included in the project through a focus group participating in the planning of studies and discussion of results.
The project started in 2013 and will be finished in 2016. The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council Formas. See more: Lawn as ecological and cultural phenomenon

National monitoring for assessing and valuating ecosystem services in Fennoscandian alpine and boreal landscapes - NILS ESS

The project compiles and analyzes information from NILS (National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden) on ecosystem services in the northern Swedish mountains and forests. The information will be made accessible and useful to decision makers at various levels.
The project involves researchers from different scientific disciplines and stakeholders from various sectors of the society. The project started in 2013 and will end in 2014. It is part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s research initiative ”The value of ecosystem services”.

Ecosystem services in alpine and boreal landscapes

New approaches to integrated landscape planning

The aim of this EU project, named Baltic Landscape, is to create innovative approaches towards sustainable forested landscape. I have worked as a coordinator for WP4 in eight sites in Sweden, Belarus, Poland and Finland. I was also involved in Workpackage 4 where the main aim was to find new approaches to integrated planning.  See the handbook about the project:Innovative tools to support cooperation among stakeholders in Baltic Landscapes – a Handbook

Use of NILS data for indicators to support the Swedish environmental objectives

In order to reach national and international goals of reducing loss of biodiversity there is a need for reference data of the state of nature. NILS (National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden) have an approach of gathering samples of data from all terrestrial landscapes in whole of Sweden.
In my work I collaborate with researchers and authorities to evaluate the possibilities to use the NILS data for;  indicators of urban areas, indicators of recreation values for the national environmental objectives, how to adapt the data to local stakeholder use, how to combine aerial pictures and field data in forests to create indicators etc. Read more about NILS

Read about Urban monitoring (in Swedish): Fauna och Flora 2012

Selected publications

Scientific publications

26.Hedblom M, Gunnarsson B, Iravani B, Knez I, Schaefer M, Thorsson P, Lundström JN. 2019. Reduction of physiological stress by urban green space in a multisensory virtual experiment. 2019. Scientific Reports.

25. Hedblom M, H Hedenås, M Blicharska, S Adler, I Knez, G Mikusiński, J, Svensson, S Sandström, P Sandström & D. A. Wardle. 2019. Landscape perception: linking physical monitoring data to perceived landscape properties. Landscape Research.

24. Hedblom M, Gunnarsson B, Schaefer M, Knez I, Thorsson P, Lundström J, N. 2019. Sounds of nature in the city: No evidence of bird song improving stress recovery. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 1390; doi:10.3390/ijerph16081390

23. Ignatieva M, Hedblom M. 2018. An alternative urban green carpet. How can we move to sustainable lawns in a time of climate change? SCIENCE. 12 OCTOBER 2018 • VOL 362 ISSUE 6411

22. Johansson V, Koffman A, Hedblom M, Deboni G. Andersson P. 2018. Estimates of accessible food resources for pollinators in urban landscapes should take landscape friction into accountEcosphere. Volume 9(10). Article e02486

21. Knez I, Gunnarsson B, Ode Sang Å, Hedblom M. 2018. Wellbeing in Urban Greenery: The Role of Naturalness and Place Identity. Frontiers in Psychology.

20. LaSorte F, Lepczyk CA, Aronsopn MFJ, Goddard M, Hedblom M, Katti M, MacGregor-Fors I, Mörtberg U, Nilon CH, Williams NSG, Yang J. 2018. The phylogenetic and functional diversity of regional breeding bird assemblages is reduced and constricted through urbanization. Biodiversity and Distribuions. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12738

19. Andersson-Sköld Y, Klingberg J, Gunnarsson B, Gustafsson I, Hedblom M, Knez I,  Lindberg F, Ode-  Sang Å, Pleijel H, Thorsson P, Thorsson S. 2017. A stepwise process for benefit assessment and valuation of ecosystem services from urban greenery.  J of Environmental Management. OPEN ACCESS

 18. Hedblom M, Lindberg F, Vogel E, Wissmann J, Ahrné. 2017. Estimating urban lawn cover in space and time: case studies in three Swedish cities. Urban Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-017-0658-1.

17. Hedblom M, Andersson E, Borgström S. 2017. Flexible land-use and undefined governance: From threats to potentials in peri-urban landscape planning. Land Use Policy. 63: 523–527

16. Hedblom M, Knez I, Ode-Sang Å, Gunnarsson B. 2017. Evaluation of natural sounds in urban greenery: potential impact for urban nature preservation. Royal Society Open Science.

15. Ignatieva M, Eriksson F, Eriksson T, Berg P, Hedblom M. 2017. Lawn as a social and cultural phenomenon in Sweden. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.

14. Blicharska M, Smithers RJ, Hedblom M, Hedenås H, Mikusinski G, Pedersen E, Sandström P, Svensson J. 2017. Shades of grey challenge practical application of the cultural ecosystem services concept. Ecosystem Services 23. 55-70

13. Gunnarsson B, Knez I, Hedblom M, Ode Sang Å. 2017. Effects of biodiversity and environment-related attitude on perception of urban green space. Urban Ecosystems. 20, 37-49 .

12. Nielsen AB, Hedblom M, Stahl Olafsson A, Wiström B. 2016. Spatial configurations of urban forest in different landscape and socio-political contexts: identifying patterns for green infrastructure planning. Urban Ecosystems.

11. Ode-Sang Å, Gunnarsson B, Knez I, Hedblom M. 2016. The effects of naturalness, gender, and age on how urban green space is perceived and used. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.

10. Gao T, Nielsen AB, Hedblom M. 2015. Reviewing the strength of evidence of biodiversity indicators for forest ecosystems in Europe. Ecological Indicators. 57. 420–434

9. Ignatieva M, Ahrné K, Wissman J, Eriksson T, Tidåker P, Hedblom M, Kätterer T, Marstorp H, Berg, P, Eriksson T, Bengtsson J. 2015. Lawn as a cultural and ecological phenomenon: A conceptual framework for interdisciplinary research. Urban Forest and Urban Greening.

8. Hedblom M, Heyman E, Antonsson H, Gunnarsson B. 2014. Bird song diversity influences people´s appreciation of urban landscapes. Urban Forest & Urban Greening.13:469-474

7. Gao T, Hedblom M,  Emilsson T, Nielsen A. 2014. The role of forest stand structure as a biodiversity indicator. Forest Ecology and Management. 330:82–93.

6. Aronson M, La Sorte F,  Nilon C, Katti M,  Goddard M,  Lepczyk C, Warren P,  Williams N, Cilliers S,  Clarkson B, Dobbs C, Dolan R,  Hedblom M, Klotz S,  Kooijmans J,  Kühn I, MacGregor- Fors  I, McDonnel M, Mörtberg U,  Pyšek P, Siebert S,  Sushinsky J,  Werner P,  Winter M.  2014. A global analysis of the impacts of urbanization on bird and plant diversity reveals key anthropogenic drivers. Proceedings of the Royal society B.
(Highlighted in NATURE  2014. Vol.508. p. 11. As the most viewed paper in science).

5. Hedblom M and Söderström B. 2012. Effects of urban matrix on reproductive performance of Great Tit (Parus major) in urban woodlands. Urban Ecosystems. 15:167–180.

4. Normander B, Levin G, Auvinen A-P, Bratl H, Stabbetorp O, Hedblom M, Glimskär A. and Gudmundsson G.A. 2012. Indicator framework for monitoring biodiversity change in the Nordic countries. 13.1. 104-116. Ecological Indicators.

3. Hedblom M and Söderström B. 2010. Landscape effects on birds in urban woodlands: an analysis of 34 Swedish cities. Journal of Biogeography 37:1302- 316.

2. Hedblom M and Söderström B. 2008. Woodlands across Swedish urban gradients: Status, structure and management implications. Landscape and Urban Planning. 84:62-73.

1. Söderström B and Hedblom M. 2007. Comparing movement of four butterfly species in experimental grassland strips. Journal of Insect Conservation. 11:333–342.


Proceedings with international coverage

5. Hedblom M, Gunnarsson B, Ode-Sang Å, Knez I,  Lundström JN. 2018. Urban woodlands and their importance for biodiversity and human well-being. Proceedings of the European Conference “Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change – Challenges, Opportunities and Evidence Gaps”. Melissa Marselle, Jutta Stadler, Horst Korn and Aletta Bonn (Eds.)

4. Hedblom  M. 2011. Long term monitoring of biodiversity and recreational values in Swedish urban green areas – methodology development. The Problems of Landscape Ecology. Vol. XXVIII.

3. Nielsen A-B, Hedblom M, Söderström B. 2010. Some characteristics of urban woodlands in Denmark and Sweden and two lines to pursue regarding their management for recreation. Conference: Forestry serving urbanised societies in the North Atlantic region. TemaNord  vol. 2010 nr 577. 93-110.

2. Levin G, Fjellstad WJ, Hedblom M, Re-hunen A and Münier B. 2008. Connectivity of nature in the Nordic countries (CONNOR). TemaNord 2008:571. ISBN 978-92-893-1729. DOI: 10.6027/tn2008-571.

1. Normander B., Levin G., Auvinen A-P, Bratli H, Stabbetorp O, Hedblom M, Glimskär AO, Gudmundsson GA. 2009. State of biodiversity in the Nordic countries - An assessment of progress towards achieving the target of halting biodiversity loss by 2010. vol. TemaNord  2009:509. ISBN 978-92-893-1825-9. DOI :10.6027/tn2009-509.


Editor for book

2. Murgui E & Hedblom M (editorial) 2017 Ecology and Conservation of Birds in Urban Environments. Springer Verlag

1. Lidestav G, Svensson J & Hedblom M (editorial). 2015. Innovative tools to support cooperation among stakeholders in Baltic Landscapes – a Handbook.


Book chapters

11. Hedblom M. 2019. Förvalta det som redan finns – parker, skogar, gräsmattor och trädgårdar. Chapter in Urbana Ekosystemtjänster- arbeta med naturen för goda livsmiljöer. Stad & Land nr 188.  

10. Hedblom M, Ode-Sang. 2019. Vilka förlorar på att stadsskogarna minskar? Chapter 13 in the book: Den öppna skogen. Ed. E. Andersson.

9. Hedblom M, Califate L. 2017. Urban greenery – how to include urban green areas in cities that are in desperate need of housing? In the WISE handbook. Widening Interdisciplinary Sustainability in higher Education. Editors: Iwińska K, Jones M, Kraszewska M.

8. Hedblom M, Knez I, Gunnarsson B. 2017. Bird Diversity Improves the Well-Being of City Residents. In the book: Ecology and Conservation of Birds in Urban Environments. Springer Verlag

7. Hedblom M, Enrique Murgui.  2017. Urban Bird Research in a Global Perspective. In the book: Ecology and Conservation of Birds in Urban Environments. Springer Verlag

6. Murgui E, Hedblom M. 2017. Improving Research Towards Conservation Objectives. In the book: Ecology and Conservation of Birds in Urban Environments. Springer Verlag

5. Hedblom M. and Svensson J. 2015. What is landscape? Chapter 1.2. in ”Innovative tools to support cooperation among stakeholders in Baltic Landscapes – a Handbook”.

4. Hedblom M. 2015. Landscape inventory and analysis. Chapter 2.6. in ”Innovative tools to support cooperation among stakeholders in Baltic Landscapes – a Handbook”.

3. Hedblom M, Majewski P, Svensson J and Lidestav G. 2015. Conclusions and recommendatons. Chapter 3. in ”Innovative tools to support cooperation among stakeholders in Baltic Landscapes –a Handbook”.

2. Hedblom M and Mörtberg U. 2011. Characterizing Biodiversity in Urban areas Using Remote Sensing. Book chapter in Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis and Modelling in the Urban Environment. Ed. Xiaojun Y. Wiley and Blackwell. ISBN: 978-0-470-74958-6. DOI: 10.1002/9780470979563

1. Hedblom M. 2011. Naturvårdskedjan – för en effektivare naturvård. Fåglar och fjärilar i svenska städer –skötselåtgärder och bevarande strategier. P. 48-60.  Ed. Ebenhard T, Almstedt, M. & de Jong J. ISBN: 978-91-89232-60-0. (in Swedish)


Popular science

9. Wissman J, Ahrné K,  Poeplau C, Hedblom M, Marstorp H, Ignatieva I and Kätterer T. 2016. Multi Functional Golf courses. The project was funded by STERF (Scandinavian Turf Grass Foundation) and Formas

8. Hedblom M, Gunnarsson B. 2015. Mångfald av fågelsång ökar trivseln. Biodiverse. 20:2. sid14-15.

7. Hedblom M. 2012. Städernas flora och fauna – Övervakning av grön mångfald i centrum.  Tidskriften. Fauna & Flora. P. 30-37. 107:4.

6. Hedblom M, Heyman E and Gunnarsson B. 2010. Optimal skötsel av tätortsnära skogar. Miljöforskning.Nr 3. Juni.

5. Hedblom M. 2008. Städernas värdefulla natur. Biodiverse Nr 2.

4. Hedblom M. Fåglar och vindkraftverksparker. 2008. Bok recension av Birds and wind farms – risk assessment and mitigation. SvenskVindkraft Nr 2. 

3. Hedblom M and Söderström B. 2008. Fågelliv i staden – på gott och ont. Vår Fågelvärld. Årgång 67. Nr 1.

2. Andersson E and Hedblom M. 2008. Rätt förvaltat grönområde stödjer ekosystem. Husbyggaren. Svenska Byggingenjörers Riksförbund. Nr. 1.

1. Söderström B and Hedblom M. 2004. Fjäril´n vingad syns i staden. Fauna & Flora.  99:1. English    Summary.



16. Hedenås, H., Åkerholm M. & Hedblom M. 2017. Behovsanalys och förslag till framtida verksamhet i våtmarksövervakningen: En delutredning inom revisionen av Naturvårdsverkets miljöövervakningsprogram Våtmarker. Arbetsrapport 473 2017

15. Svensson J, Mikusinski G, Esselin A, Adler S, Blicharska M, Hedblom M, Hedenås H, Sandström P, Sandström S, Wardle D. 2017. Nationell miljöövervakning och utvärdering av ekosystemtjänster i fjäll och skog. Rapport 6754 Februari 2017. Naturvårdsverket.

14. Fredman P and Hedblom M. 2015. Friluftsliv 2014 Nationell undersökning om svenska folkets friluftsvanor National survey of outdoor recreation participation among the Swedish population in 2014 (summary in English). Rapport 6691. Swedish Envioronmental Protection Agency. ISBN: 978-91-620-6691-8. Oktober 2015. P. 176.

13. Olsson O and Hedblom M. 2014.The role of public requirements in urban forest decision making: A case study of nine Swedish cities. Manuscript in O. Olsson thesis: Out of the Wild: studies on the forest as a recreational resource for urban residents. 2014:1 Umeå University Dept.Geography and Economic History.

12. Hedblom M, Hedenås H, Allard A, Svensson J and Jougda L. 2014. Methods and possibilities to apply NILS data for applied and integrated landscape planning: Reindeer Husbandry Plans, UAV low altitude aerial photos and dialouge. Report No. 27 In Baltic Landscape series. WP4. (In Swedish with extended summary in English).

11. Hedblom M, Lidestav G, Samuelsson-Sundin P, E Lopatkin. 2014. Similarities and dissimilarities in Nordic applied forest landscape planning systems: Suggested data compilation and methods for integrated landscape planning in Vilhelmina MF, Helge river BL and Ilomantsi MF. Baltic Landscape. Report  No 26 in Baltic landscape series. WP4. (In English)

10. Uppföljning av friluftsliv: Förslag till en samlad uppföljning av friluftsliv inom miljömålssystemet och friluftslivsmålen. 2014. Naturvårdsverket, representanter från Boverket, Folkhälsomyndigheten, Havs och vattenmyndigheten, Jordbruksverket, Länsstyrelsen i Jönköping, Mittuniversitetet, Naturvårdsverket, Regional  Utveckling och Samverkan i miljömålssystemet (RUS), Skogsstyrelsen, Statistiska  Centralbyrån, Svenskt Friluftsliv, Sveriges kommuner och landsting, Sveriges  lantbruksuniversitet (Hedblom M) och Tillväxtverket 6480. APRIL 2014. ISBN 978-91-620-6480-8. ISSN 0282-7298.

9. Ebenhard T, Angelstam P, Eide W, Hedblom M, Larsson M, Rydhmer L, Sandström J, Sarlöv-Herlin I, Svensson J. 2011. Förslag till utveckling av en grön infrastruktur. To the Swedish    Environmental Agency and Ministry of Environment.

8. Hedblom M, Caruso S, Green M and Ode Å. 2011. Övervakning av kvalitativa data i tätorters grönytor–upplevelsevärden, indikator arter och biologisk mångfald. Rapport 6411. Naturvårdsverket. ISBN:  978-91-620-6411-2. English summary.

7. Runesson K and Hedblom M. 2010. Vägkanter och grönytor i Uppsala stad – en resurs för biologisk mångfald. Uppsala kommun.

6. Hedblom M and Gyllin M. 2009. Övervakning av biologisk mångfald och friluftsliv i tätorter – en metodstudie. ISBN:978-91-620-5974-3. English summary. .  

5. Hedblom M. 2008. Fåglar i stadens trädgårdar Fakta. Trädgård – fritid. Nr 135.

4. Christensen P, Glimskär A, Hedblom M and Ringvall A. 2008. Myrarnas areal och vegetation: skattningar från provytedata i NILS 2003-2007.

3. Glimskär A, Bergman K.-O, Christensen P, Cronvall, E, Hedblom  M, Lagerqvist K, Ringvall A, Wikberg J. and Sundquist S. 2008. Uppföljning av kvalitetsförändringar i ängs- och betesmark via NILS           år 2007. Jordbruksverket.

2. Rygne H, Allard A, Glimskär A, Wretenberg J and Hedblom M. 2008. Hur kan NILS användas inom regional miljöövervakning och miljömålsuppföljning?  Lst. Örebro län. 

1. Hedblom M. 2005. Urban Sprawl and biodiversity. Introductory research essay. Department of Conservation Biology, SLU, Uppsala. ID:9872396


International conferences– main contributor

19. Hedblom M.  Bird song increase human well-being and reduce stress: a way forward for urban bird conservation? European Ornithologists' Union: EOU. Cluj Napoca. Romania. Oral presentation.

18. Hedblom M, Gunnarsson B, Knez I, Schaefer M, Thorsson P & Lundström J. 2019. The sound of nature: Birdsong and health in urban green areas. World congress on Forest for public health. 8-11th May. Athen, Greece. Oral presentation.

17. Hedblom M, Gunnarsson B, Knez I, Schaefer M, Behzad I, Thorsson P & Lundström J.Urban parks and forests reduce physiological stress while city centers do not: comparisons of visual virtual realities, bird songs, noise and smells. 14th International People Plant Symposium, IPPS2018, OCTOBER 11-13. Malmö, SWEDEN. Oral presentation.

16. Hedblom M, Adler S, Blicharska M, Hedenås H, Mikusiński G, Sandström S, Sandström P, Svensson J,Wardle D.  2018. Developing a model linking physical landscape properties with perceived landscape features: potentials in NILS monitoring program. ECCB in  Jyväskulä Finland. Oral presentation.

15. Hedblom M, Gunnarsson B, Knez I, Shaefer M, Thorsson P and Lundström J. 2018. Urban parks and forests reduce physiological stress while cities do not: comparisons of visual virtual  realities, bird songs and natural smells. ECCB in Jyväskulä Finland. Oral presentation.

14. Hedblom H, and Gunnarsson B. 2017. Urban forest as biodiversity hotspots:  dead wood, birds, human perception and management.  IUFRO 125th anniversary  congress in Freiburg. GERMANY.  Oral Presentation

 13. Hedblom M, Gunnarsson B, Ode Sang Å, Knez I and Lundström J.  Urban woodlands and their importance for biodiversity and human well-being. 2017.Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change. Bonn. Germany .Oral presentation

12. Hedblom M, Gunnarsson B, Ode Sang Å, Knez I. 2016. IFLA AR-URBIO CONFERENCE 2016. Perception of urban green space in relation to soundscape,biodiversity, demography, naturalness, place identity and well-being.  Panama city. Panama.Oral presentation.

11. Hedblom M, Christensen P, Hedenås H, Roberge J-M. 2016. Landscape monitoring and biodiversity changes – examples from NILS and a supplementary inventory of bumble-bees and butterflies. 5th international ECOSUMMIT. Ecological susatainability. Montpellier, FRANCE. Oral presentation.

10. Hedblom M, Borgström S, Svanström S & Andersson E. 2015. Potential of the peri-urban landscape to meet new demands in the era of urban densification  – Sweden as an example.  IUFRO Landscape Ecology Conference. Sustaining ecosystem services in forest landscapes. Tartu, Estonia. Oral Presentation.

9. Hedblom M, Adler S, Blicharska M, Hedenås H, Mikusiński G, Sandström S, Sandström P, Svensson J, Wardle D. 2015. Linking visual landscape preferences and biophysical data for monitoring cultural ecosystem services based on systematic field plot photographs.  IUFRO Landscape Ecology Conference. Tartu, Estonia. Oral Presentation.

8. Hedblom M. Christensen P. and Svensson J. 2014. IUFRO World congress.  Using the biodiversity monitoring program NILS to assess outdoor recreation indicators. Salt Lake City USA.Oral presentation. 

7. Hedblom M, Heyman, Antonsson and Gunnarsson. 2014. IUFRO World congress. Bird song diversity influences people’s appreciation  of urban landscapes. Salt Lake City USA. Poster

6. Hedblom M. 2014. IV Annual Baltic Landscape Conference . State University of Technology. 24-27 March. I presented the progress and future recommendations. Title of speech. Integrated planning of the landscape - overview of Baltic Landscape progress and future. Audience: foresters, researchers , head of university and politicians. Minsk, Belarus. Oral presentation.

5. Hedblom M  2010.  Title: Importance of long term monitoring of urban biodiversity and hierarchical methodology. Invited by Susann Östergård, Stockholm, Environment and Health Administration. Conference: What about Urban nature - Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Europahuset, Stockholm 14-15 oct. Sweden. Oral presentation.   

4. Hedblom M  2010. Title: Long term monitoring of biodiversity and recreational values in Swedish urban green areas – methodology development. Implementation of Landscape ecological knowledge Practice. Poznán. POLAND. 16-19 June. Poster.  

3. Hedblom M and Söderström B. 2010.Title: Hierarchical landscape effects on birds in 34 Swedish cities. Invited by Nilon C and Mörtberg U. Oral presentation at URBIO2010. 18-22  May. Nagoya. Japan Oral presentation

2. Hedblom M and Söderström B. 2009. Title: Importance of proportion woodland at city and landscape     scales for birds in local urban woodlands.. European Congress of Conserv. Biol.  Sept.ECCB. in Prague, Czech Republic.  Oral presentation

1. Hedblom M and Söderström B. 2004. Title: Detecting threshold levels of urban forests in Sweden usingG.I.S. Soc. for Conserv. Biol.(SCB). Conservation in an Urbanizing World. N.Y., USA. Poster.


Swedish Conferences - main contributor

5. Hedblom M.  2019. Stadens natur- Lund.Skogar och gräsmattor för fåglar, pollinatörer och människor. Audience: approximate 150. I also participated in a panel at the end of the day.

4. Hedblom M. 2019. DJUR NATUR HÄLSA 2019 - Nationell konferens om djur och natur som resurs för framtidens folkhälsa. My title: Parkens och skogens positiva hälsoeffekter.

3. Hedblom M. 2015. KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Conference Liv i staden organized by the Swedish centre of Biodiversity. CBM,  Kartering och värdering av ekosystemtjänster från  urban grönska. Audience 90 people.

2. Hedblom M. 2015. KEYNOTE SPEAKER.  Invited to speak about outdoor recreation at the Swedish Think Tank “Utomhus I stan- Tankesmedjan Friluftsliv ”by Eva Stighäll the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Urban Friluftsliv i världen och Sverige: trender och förutsättningar. Audience ca. 270. Swedish national TV send the presentation

1. Hedblom M. Heyman, Antonsson and Gunnarsson. 2014. IALE Örebro. Fågelljud i staden. Mångbruk i skogen – fokus på sociala värden, 25-26 september . Poster at the conference.




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National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden (NILS)
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