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Marcus Hedblom

Marcus Hedblom
My research is highly interdisciplinary focusing on sustainable landscape management and how people are affected by nature.


I completed my PhD in Landscape ecology in 2007. I have since then worked as project leader, nature conservation and outdoor recreation management strategist at Uppsala municipality (4th biggest city in Sweden), Post-doc at the University of Gothenburg 2010-2011, Analysist at the National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden, but mainly worked as researcher and university teacher. In 2019 I was appointed Docent (Associate professor) with a focus on interdisciplinary studies linked to human health, biodiversity, management and sustainable landscapes in cities. Since 2021 I am Professor in landscape management. I am Campus coordinator at SLU Ultuna for the strategic platform Urban Futures developing transdisciplinary research, education and collaboration for sustainable urban development. I am member of the  Advisory board for URBIO, deputy at IUFRO Urban Forestry, member of the FOREST and HEALTH group at SLU, member of the C/O City Scientific Councel, and Associate editor for the Journal Urban Ecosystems.

Publications, media and reports 2021

Youtube- Dra åt skogen (Swedish). Jag och mina kollegor på SLU pratar om skog och hälsa.

Diskussion kring Campus miljöer med akademiska hus. Kortare intervju med mig. Längre webbinarium med akademiska hus.  Hemsida med flera länkar.

TV- about Multisensory indoor room

INTERVIEW - The Arwidsson foundation-I talk about wild animals in the city. (in Swedish)

FILM -The film "Guld och Gröna skogar?" won prize in the world media festival 2021 in Hamburg. In the end of the film I mention our findings about smell and stress reduction and you can also see our lab at Karolinska institutet. (in Swedish)

-Publication (scientific): Compensation for lost nature values through biodversity offsetting- Where is the evidence? Biological Conservation

-Publication (scientific): How do people percive soundscapes in forested parks? in Forests.

-Publication (scientific): in Nature Ecology & Evolution (lead by Martin Dallimer and Mark Goddard) about future impacts on robotics and autonomous systems on urban ecosystems.

-Publication (scientific): with Chinease collegues where we compared respondents perception on site, VR and photos in Urban Forestry & Urban greening (lead by Tian Gao).

-Publication (report in Swedish). Utveckling av lekotoper för barns naturmöten.

FILM: If you want to know more about SLU futures labs. RADIO P4. I am highlighting SLU- Forest and health at Radio P4 (in Swedish). Webbinar - FREE. Launching a new webinar series about Forest and health.


Publications, media and reports - 2020

National radio (Naturmorgon P1, in Swedish) about silent areas where I discuss effects of noise on animals (if you do not want to listen the whole program click here to hear me). Chapter in Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology about "Urban nature and its potential to contribute towards human well-being". See a preview of some of the chapters HERE. About my FUTURE studies see  INTERVIEW by Arwidssonstiftelsen. Another INTERVIEW of me in my role as Urban Future coordinator and researcher.  REPORT in the EU project REGREEN about Children, education and nature-based soutions: research review report. SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION an article about our experiences of working transdisciplinary in the LAWN team. A new chapter in the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency REPORT  about linking outdoor recreation experiences with long term biophysical monitoring data (in Swedish, p. 18, free downland). POPULAR SCIENCE article about Biodiversity offsets (ekologisk kompensation) in the journal Biodiverse. (in Swedish, free download).  A new YOUTUBE FILM about the need of multifunctional forests  where I talk about stress reduction in the end. Or read Skog och framtid nr 1 2020  page 19-20 (in Swedish, Youtube). INTERVIEW of the me and fellow participants of the Future lab interdisciplinary research project. POPULAR SCIENCE, the international blog Envirobites writes about our research with the title "Follow your nose".  We have a new SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION in the Journal Urban Forestry & Urban greenery about that Women and men move  differently in urban green. The american POPULAR SCIENCE magazine "Scientist" highlight our Multisensory project about smell.

This is not entirely linked to year 2020 but our BOOK about management and conservation of urban birds continues to be cited and have now more than 40.000 downloads (Murgui & Hedblom 2017) Ecology and Conservation of Birds in Urban Environments. Here I and Enrique write about the journey towards this book (or scroll down to Biography in the BOOK link). 

Public online outreach 2019

DEBATE. (2019.09.01). Sustainable cities - debatt artikel i Sydsvenskadagbladet. Sverige behöver investera i tystnad. TV4 (2019.08.07) Hälsa och grönt. TV4 news, me shortly talking about our results linked to health and sustainable cities. RADIO (2019.08.07). Vetenskapsradion (Nationtional radio), Lukt minskar stress. RADIO (2019.05.30). Naturmorgon P1. 1.5 hours national radio about health benefits from nature "Må bra av naturen". SVT (2019.04.02). TV. Parken och skogens positiva hälsoeffekter. YOUTUBE Hälsa och naturvård – betydelsen av gröna stadsmiljöer. 30 min talk in Swedish. 

Running projects 2020-2021

New project financed by NordForsk starts 2021 were I will be investigating effects of lights on animals "Unconventional methods to inform sustainable design: Mediating the needs of people and nature in Nordic after-dark environments". REGREEN project (2019-2022) H2020. I lead the Swedish team working with the Landscape laboratory in Alnarp including co-creation and learning with children. I am PI for Green multi-sensory indoor environments for increased well-being which is a new project running during 2020 linked to indoor environments to reduce pain and streess (financed by SLU Future Animals, Nature and Health) in cooperation with the city of Helsingborg. Future labs (2020-2021) is a transdiciplinary project linked to future studies where I collaborate with Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris about future urban green cities.  Systematizing Ecological knowledge to optimize Ecological Compensation – SEEC is a major review project linked to Biodiversity Offsets  (2018-2020). This year I am also wrapping up and finishing two major projects that I have been PI for; Natural sounds and stressreduction. PI -Researcher  (2016-2020) and Forests as potential stressreducers. PI- Researcher (2018-2020).

Recently finished projects

Landscape approach -"Landscape approach -reviewing studies linked to sustainable landscape approaches" (2019), Use of NILS data for indicators to support the Swedish environmental objectives analyst (2011- 2020).

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/Researcher (2015-2017). Use of NILS data for indicators to support the Swedish environmental objectives analyst. (2011- 2020).

Marcus Hedblom is taking 3D photos in a forest in Japan. Martin Schaefer is sitting i a laboratory at Karolinska Institutet. Photos.
Images above: To the left Marcus Hedblom working in Japan taking 3D photos for future projects linked to forest perception and wellbeing using an InstaPro Camera (Photo: Gunnar Cerwén). To the right: Martin Schaefer in the laboratory at Karolinska Institutet using VR mask, listening to bird songs and measuring Skin Conductance levels (Photo: Marcus Hedblom).



URBAN ECOLOGY STUDIO. I teach at the new internatinal mastercourse for landscape architecture students Urban Ecology Studio. I am part of the team organising the course and teach about biodiversity offsets, ecosystem services, urban managment of lawns, urban ecology theory, scientific writing etc. 

LING-LANDSCAPE ENGINEER PROGRAM. I teach scientific writing at the newly started program for landscape engineers at SLU Ultuna.

NATURE CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE ECOLOGY. I teach at the courses "Nature Conservation" and "Sustainable ecology" about   sustainable cities, managment  and ecosystem services. 

FOREST CONSERVATION BIOLOGY. I was responsible course leader on this new distance course starting in November 2019 ending 2020. Klick here and read more. 

ECOLOGY FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS. I teach at the course Ecology for Landscape architects about "urban ecology in practice" and "urban ecosystem services". 

NATURE BASED INTERVENTIONS: I teach about biodiversity and multisensory

URBAN FORESTRY: I teach about urban ecology in general



PhD student Ella Uppala -2028 (main -supervisor). Working title of thesis: Designed plant communities in the nature-based city

PhD student Carl Lehto - 2024 (co-supervisor). Working title of thesis: "Recreational values in forest landscapes: which and where are they, and how do they correlate with biodiversity values?"

PhD student Christina Moncorgé -2025 (co-supervisor). Working title of thesis: Scenarios and key performance indicators for livestock production based on high nature value farming.

Master Thesis. 2021. Roald Nooijens. (main supervisor).  Working  title of thesis: The perception of smell in grey and green urban areas and its effect on human wellbeing.

Bachelor Thesis. 2021. David Rönnqvist (main supervisor) "Large trees, conservation and health".

Master Thesis. 2021. Olivier Rostang (main supervisor) "GIS modeling of green roof synergies to optimize green infrastructure multifunctionality". Finished

Master Theses. Matilda Aspersand (co-supervisor) "Playgrounds for children and biodiversity - a study of the interplay between children's informal play environments and habitats for animals and plants. Finished.

Master Thesis. Klara Stenfeldt (main supervisor). Ecological compensation, to balance city and nature. Finished

Selected publications

Scientific publications 2017-2021

Shaw T, Hedes R, Sandstrom A, Ruete A, Hiron M, Hedblom M, Eggers S, Mikusinski G. 2021. Hybrid bioacoustic and ecoacoustic analyses provide new links between bird assemblages and habitat quality in a winter boreal forest. Environmental and sustainability indicators.

Josefsson J, Ahlbäck Widenfalk L, Blicharska M, Hedblom M, Pärt T, Ranius T,  Öckinger E. 2021. Compensating for lost nature values through biodiversity offsetting – where is the evidence?  Biological Conservation.

Xingyue Fang, Tian Gao, Marcus Hedblom, Naisheng Xu, Yi Xiang, Mengyao Hu, Yuxuan Chen, Ling Qiu*. 2021. Are users’ perceptions of and preference for soundscape the same in urban recreational forest parks? Forests

Goddard, M...+70 Hedblom M...Dallimer M. 2021. A global horizon scan of the future impacts of robotics and autonomous systems on urban ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Xiang Y, Liang H, Fang X, Chen Q, Mu S, Hedblom M, Qiu L, Gao T. 2020. The comparisons of on-site and off-site applications in surveys on perception of and preference for urban green spaces: Which approach is more reliable? Urban Forestry & Urban Greening.

Ignatieva M, Eriksson F, Eriksson T, Kätterer T, Tidåker P, Wissman J, Bengtsson J, Ahrné, Hedblom M. 2020. Pros and cons of transdisciplinary research: A case study of Swedish lawns and their sustainable alternatives. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 56, 126799.

Ode Sang Å, Sang N, Hedblom M, Sevelin G, Knez I, B. Gunnarsson. 2020. Are path choices of people moving through urban green spaces explained by gender and age? Implications for planning and management. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

Činčera J Mikusinski G, Binka B, Calafate L, Calheiros C, Cardoso A, Hedblom M, Jones M, Koutsouris A, Vasconcelos C, Iwińska K. 2019. Managing Diversity: The Challenges of Inter-University Cooperation in Sustainability Education. Sustainability.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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 .


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

12. Ode-Sang Å, Hedblom M. 2020. Urban nature and its potential to contribute towards human well-being. Chapter 47 in the 2nd edition of The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology.

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.  (Swedish)

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

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. (Swedish)


Popular science

10. Öckinger E, Blicharska M, Hedblom M, Josefsson J, Pärt T, Ranius T, Widenfalk L. 2020. Möjligheter och osäkerheter med ekologisk kompensation. Biodiverse Nr. 2. (about Biodiversity offsets)

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.



22. Öckinger E, Josefsson J, Widenfalk L, Blicharska M, Chapurlat E, Hedblom M, Merinero S, Pärt T, Widenfalk O, Ranius T. 2021. När kan ekologisk kompensation bidra till att bevara biologisk mångfald och ekosystemtjänster? RApport 6996. September. Naturvårdsverket.

21. Widenfalk L, Josefsson J, Öckinger E, Blicharska M, Hedblom M, Widenfalk O, Ranius T, Chapurlat E, Merinero S, Campbell C, Pärt T. 2021. Systematisera ekologisk kunskap för att effektivisera ekologisk kompensation. Rapport 7007. September. Naturvårdsverket.

20. Widenfalk L, Josefsson J, Blicharska G, Hedblom M, Pärt T, Ranius T, Widenfalk O, Öckinger E. 2021. Ekologisk kunskap för ekologisk kompensation. Rapport 6995. September 2021. Naturvårdsverket

19. Mårtensson F, Litsmark A, Wiström B, Ode Sang Å and Hedblom M. 2021. Utveckling av lekotoper för barns naturmöten. Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap Institutionen för människa och samhälle Landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap – Rapport 2021:22021

18. Hedblom M, Hedenås H. 2020. Fältdata och fjärranalys visar förutsättningar för friluftsliv. Skog & Mark. Tema Ekosystemtjänster 2020 om tillståndet i Svensk landmiljö. Naturvårdsverket. ISBN 978-91-620-1305-9

17. Gulsrud NM., AB Nielsen, A Bastrup-Birk, A Stahl Olafsson, M Lier, C Fischer, R Zalkauskas, M Hedblom, T Sievanen, H Nordh, J Dahlgren, G Kulbokas, C Davies, H Polley, U-B Brändli, F Kriher, V Johanssen, T Nord-Larsen, H Haakana, A Ihalainen, K Korhonen, L Straigte, S Tomter, L Sing, D Edwards, D RossI. 2018. Urban Forests in a European Perspective: what can the National Forest Inventory tell us. Workshop for Practitioners and Researchers held on March 15, Brussels. Summary of workshop results. 2018. University of Copenhagen department of geosciences and natural resource management

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

20. Hedblom M and Ignatieva M (equal contribution). 2021. Designing of Urban Landscapes as Multisensory Phenomenon. ECLAS conference "Stop and think". Online.

19. Hedblom M.  2019. 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. 2018. 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, IPPS 2018, 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 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.


Professor at the Department of Urban and Rural Development; Division of Landscape Architecture
Telephone: +4618671041
Postal address:
Inst för stad och land, Box 7012
Visiting address: Ulls väg 27, Uppsala