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Emelie Fredriksson

Emelie Fredriksson
Ecologist that focuses on natural disturbances such as fire and browsing and the effects on species composition of wood-inhabiting insects, fungi, vertebrates and plants.


The goal of my PhD-project is to quantify the long-term effects of natural disturbances in the boreal forest, their interactions as well as their effects on biodiversity. To do that I have collected data on beetle and polypore species composition 12 years after several wildfires and prescribed burns in northern Sweden and additionally measured browsing pressure by moose. Camera traps also recorded the visitation of vertebrates during the same sampling season.


I'm the initiator and co-host of the podcast Wild Research Bites where we evert month invite guests to discuss topics related to research, education, and other current forest-related topics.

You can find the episodes here:


BSc in Biology, Umeå University, 2010-2014

MSc in Biology, Umeå University,  2014-2016

Research assistant, Umeå University, 2016

Nature guide, Länsstyrelsen Västerbotten, 2016

Environmental consultant, Greensway AB, Uppsala, 2017

Ph.D., SLU Umeå, 2017-2021


Therese Löfroth, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, SLU Umeå. Main supervisor

Anders Dahlberg, Professor at the Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, SLU Uppsala. Co-supervisor

Märta Wallgren, researcher at Skogforsk. Co-supervisor