On 21 March, Katharina Lapin will be giving a seminar with the title Management of invasive species in riparian forests to our department. Her work centers on the recognition and handling of invasive species in forested areas, but even their effects on forest ecological functions.

Katharina Lapin

As researcher at and head of the Forest Biodiversity & Nature Conservation department of the  Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW), Katharina works on the interface of research and management of natural resources. This results in both scientific papers and handbooks that can be immediately applied in the management of Austrian forests. Read about the Centre for Forestry on https://www.bfw.gv.at/ (in German) and join us on Tuesday 21 March at 13:15 CET via <https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/magnuslovenwallerius>.

Jan Thiele

Jan Thiele from Thünen Institute for Biodiversity, Braunschweig-Germany will be giving a seminar today 7th March 2023 at 13.15 CET live over zoom. The title of this seminar is Effects of historical land-use and landscape structure on arthropod and plant communities in grasslands. To attend visit https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/magnuslovenwallerius

Juliana Daniela-Ferreira

Juliana Daniela-Ferreira (a postdoc researcher from SLU Uppsala) will be giving a talk about the value of road verges and power-line corridors for landscape-scale diversity and connectivity. This will be streamed live on zoom at 13:15 CET on Tuesday 28th February 2023.

Juliana is interested in the relative effects that different land use practices (e.g. agricultural land, productive forests, semi-natural grasslands) have on biodiversity and on how these effects change at different spatial scales. Also, Juliana has an interest in developing strategies for biodiversity conservation that account not only for local disturbances but also for human-induced changes in the landscapes.

The zoom link to attend this seminar is (https://kause.zoom.us/my/magnuslovenwallerius).

Louis Addo, (Ph.D. Student in Biology)

Louis Addo (a Ph.D. student in Biology at Karlstad University) will be giving a talk about the interaction of salmonids fry with changing flows. The talk will be a presentation of a recently published article entitled “Growth and mortality of sympatric Atlantic salmon and brown trout fry in fluctuating and stable flows” by Louis and others from the River Ecology and Management Research group working with salmonids ecology and IBM’s.

You are invited to join this seminar live on zoom and at the biology department at Karlstad University (5F416) at 13:15 CET on 6th December 2022. To join in via zoom use the link: https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/kaubiology

Caroline Durif

Caroline Durif , a Research Scientist from Bergen University, Norway will be giving a seminar live on Karlstad University campus (Room: 21A349) and also over zoom via https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/kaubiology . The seminar entitled Eel magnetic orientation will start at 15:15 CET on Thursday 17th November 2022. You are all invited to attend this seminar for free. See you there!

Jenni Prokkola

On Tuesday 8 November, at 13:15 CET Jenni Prokkola from Academy Research Fellow, Natural Resources Institute (Luke), Finland will be giving a talk about The energetics of life-history variation in Atlantic salmon: a question of resource allocation and genetic constraints. Pioneering genetic association studies have identified genomic regions strongly linked to the enormous life-history variation found in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Jenni will describe how she uses genomic prediction in follow-up empirical studies to test if life history variation in salmon may be constrained by whole animal and tissue-level energetic pathways.

The seminar will be held at Karlstad University House 21, room 349, and also live on zoom at (https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/kaubiology). You are invited to physically attend this seminar at Karlstad University campus building 21 or live on zoom.

On 15 November, Isolde Puts will be giving a talk on her work in northern lakes. She conducted her Ph.D. at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG) at Umeå University and improved our understanding of how primary production in lakes is affected by climate change. Isolde looked at both direct and indirect effects of climate change on free-floating and attached algae production, and investigated the implications of changes in pelagic-benthic algae production for energy- and nutrient transfer to higher consumers in lakes. In future projects, she’ll broaden her view a bit as she will include coastal linkages in her work.

Isolde Puts

Find Isolde’s publications here and attend the seminar in on campus (room 21A349) or on Zoom (https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/kaubiology) at 13:15 CET on 15 November.

On 25 October 2022 at 13.15 CET over zoom, Koh Hasegawa will be giving a talk about the ecological effects of invasive salmonids and interactions between hatchery-reared and wild fish in Japan.

Koh Hasegawa

Koh Hasegawa is a Fish Conservation Ecologist working with the Salmon Research Department of the Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency. Koh in his talk will answer questions about what brown trout do in the urban streams in Sapporo and whether it is a good idea or not to let hatchery-reared and wild population of salmon mix. You are welcome to join this seminar over zoom on Tuesday 25 October at 13:15 CET via https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/kaubiology

On 13 September, Aafke Schipper will be giving a seminar with the title Biodiversity modelling for policy support to our department. Her work centers on the development and application of large-scale biodiversity assessment models to understand past and future effects of anthropogenic activity on biodiversity globally, and she works on a wide range of taxa to do so.

Aafke Schippers

As an assistant professor at Radboud University and researcher at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Aafke also informs policymakers on both the national and international level. Read about some of her current and future work on https://www.globio.info/ and https://www.ru.nl/en/research/research-news/vidi-grants-for-research-into-freshwater-fish-geometry-our-sense-of-smell-and-more, and join us for the first autumn seminar on Tuesday 12 September at 13:15 CEST via https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/kaubiology!