Raviv Gal, PhD Student

Raviv Gal, PhD student at NRRV, will give a seminar about freshwater mussels as ecosystem engineers. Freshwater mussels are a highly endangered group with a fascinating life history and an important role in the ecosystem. Raviv will tell us about what we know about the role of mussels in freshwaters, with a focus on his own research into their interactions with the rest of the benthic macroinvertebrate community and decomposition processes. Date and Time: Tuesday 19 September 2023 at 13:15 CET. You can join this seminar live on Zoom (https://kau-se.zoom.us/j/63110430909) or in Room 5D306 at Karlstad University campus. You are all invited.

Peter Lambert

Peter Lambert (A Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellow at the Environmental and Life Sciences Department of Karlstad University) will be giving a seminar entitled Actions for Insects – from insect decline to actions for insect conservation. You can join live on zoom via https://kau-se.zoom.us/my/magnuslovenwallerius or in room 5D307 on KAU Campus.

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!