I am currently in my third year of my PhD at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre in Alnarp, SLU. My main topic involves the recruitment of oak trees into the canopy in regards to stand structure and light availabilty in mixed poak-dominated forests in southern Sweden.
Forest and Landscape Ecology (BA) and Broadleaves course (MA)
The aim of my PhD project is to create knowledge for improving strategies against oak regeneration failure and gain insight into the role of stand structure and associated light availability on growth and canopy recruitment of natural oak regeneration. Furthermore, the project aims to analyse different stand structure and evaluate its relation to biodiversity in mixed oak forests.
I have a master's degree in Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology with the focus on Tropcial and International Forestry and a bachelor's degree in Ecosystem Management from the University of Göttingen. I have experience with fieldwork under varied conditions in different biogeographical regions (USA, Tenerife, Laos, Germany, Italy, Switzerland).
Main supervisor: Magnus Löf (Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, SLU)
Co-supervisors: Jorge Aldea (INIA, Spain), Emile Gardiner (USDA-Forest Service, USA), Björn Nordén (NINA, Norway), Annika Felton, Per-Ola Hedwall (both SSFRC, SLU)