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Gróa Valgerður Ingimundardóttir

Doctoral student

I graduated from the University of Iceland in 2004 and after working there within the field of limnology, alongside and after my studies, I got a position at the Icelandic Institute of Natural History were my main responsibilities were to work on databases and the herbarium. In cooperation with my workplace I did a BS honours project at the University of Iceland, with focus on plant taxonomy.

My main interest has always been systematics, more specifically, taxonomy. However, the group of organisms was more opportunistically chosen – with arthropods being my absolute favourite group since childhood, now being happily replaced by plants.

While still living in Iceland I gained some teaching experience at the University of Iceland and after that, at Lund University. I very much appreciate being allowed to teach alongside my doctoral studies since I find it such a welcomed challenge, requiring broader knowledge of biology than one’s research does.

My main interest or research projects that I’ve been involved in are:

  • The ecology of pond complexes in lowland and highland Iceland
  • Discrimination of Draba L. (Brassicaceae) in Iceland
  • Bryophyte succession in the virgin island Surtsey, Iceland
  • Ecotype differentiation in Scorzoneroides autumnalis

The networks I have any kind of relationship or responsibilities towards:

  • NABiS (Nordic Academy of Biodiversity and Systematic Studies
  • PlantLink
  • Flóruvinir (the only botanical society in Iceland, yet informal)

Bryophytes on lava rocks in Surtsey, Iceland
Schistidium spp. growing on lava in Surtsey, Iceland


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Page Manager:
Groa Valgerdur Ingimundardottir
E-mail: groa_valgerdur [dot] ingimundardottir [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Doctoral student


Sölvegatan 37, Lund


Research group

Plant Biology




Main supervisor

Stefan Andersson

Assistant supervisor

Draba nivalis growing in Racomitrium lanuginosum
Draba nivalis in Racomitrium lanuginosum