I am a community ecologist, working as a research scientist at Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Oslo, Norway. I'm also an adjunct professor in ecology and evolutionary biology. I study species and community level responses to environmental change - habitat loss and fragmentation, and climate change - and the consequences of these responses for ecosystem processes such as the carbon cycle. My most recent project that I lead addresses the effects of climate change on the forest ecosystem carbon budget through changes in forest communities and their functioning. My other main projects deal with trait-mediated fungal community assembly, biodiversity scenarios under different climate change and forest management scenarios, effects of forest fragmentation on genetic variation in fungi, fungal translocations, barriers of ecosystem-based forest management, rainforest restoration in Brazil and the Norwegian Red List of threatened species.
Community ecology, spatial ecology, fungal ecology, dispersal ecology, population dynamics, conservation biology, trait ecology, functional ecology, forest ecology, evolutionary biology, decomposer fungi, environmental DNA, climate change, land use change, forest management
PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology.
MSc in ecological botany.
2019- Adjunct professor in ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Helsinki
2016- Research scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway
2016- Honorary researcher, University of Oslo, Norway
2016 Researcher, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway
2010-2016 Post doctoral researcher, University of Oslo, Norway
2003-2010 PhD student, University of Helsinki, Finland
2002-2007 Researcher, Finnish Forest Institute, Finland
Finsk, engelsk, norsk, svensk