I am interested in forest ecology and management, ranging from specific species to landscape dynamics. Natural disturbance regimes, human impact and restoration measures are some of the subjects that I am intrigued by. I am fascinated by fire and the ability it has to tranform forest landscapes. Fire is a natural disturbance that has been nearly eradicated from nordic boreal forest and lack thereof has led to loss of key structures and forest heterogeneity. As a result many species are threatened. Prescribed fires are used as a conservation measure with the aim of restoring forest structures and heterogeneity, benefiting biodiversity. However, many questions still remain regarding the effectiveness of these prescribed fires. My PhD aims to answer some of these questions.
I have masters degree in ecology and nature conservation from Uppsala University. I mixed ecology and limnology courses to gain further insight into larger landscape dynamics. In my master thesis I looked at the transfer of fatty acids from aquatic ecosystems to terrestiral ecosystems with spiders as vectors in riparian zones.
I did by bacholer studies at SLU in biology. In my thesis I built a prototype database for swedish forest fires and illustrated how such a database could be used for conservation management.
Ramberg, E.; Burdon, F.J.; Sargac, J.; Kupilas, B.; Rîşnoveanu, G.; Lau, D.C.P.; Johnson, R.K.; McKie, B.G. 2020. The Structure of Riparian Vegetation in Agricultural Landscapes Influences Spider Communities and Aquatic-Terrestrial Linkages. Water 12(10), 2855; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12102855.
Burdon, F.J.; Ramberg, E.; Sargac, J.; Forio, M.A.E.; de Saeyer, N.; Mutinova, P.T.; Moe, T.F.; Pavelescu, M.O.; Dinu, V.; Cazacu, C.; Witing, F.; Kupilas, B.; Grandin, U.; Volk, M.; Rîşnoveanu, G.; Goethals, P.; Friberg, N.; Johnson, R.K.; McKie, B.G. 2020. Assessing the Benefits of Forested Riparian Zones: A Qualitative Index of Riparian Integrity Is Positively Associated with Ecological Status in European Streams. Water 12(4), 1178; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12041178.
Ramberg, E., Strengbom, J. & Granath, G. 2018. Coordination through databases can improve prescribed burning as a conservation tool to promote forest biodiversity. Ambio 47, 298–306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-017-0987-6