Although born and raised in Lund, I started my studies at Stockholm University (Earth Sciences). However, I quickly came to my senses and began my Biology studies in Lund. I specialised in Animal Ecology and my PhD project was on population dynamics and behaviour of small rodents (field voles, Microtus agrestis, which are really cute when you actually get to see them). Since I needed to know more about plants and their interactions with herbivores, I made my Post-doc at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), working with Rick Lindroth´s excellent group. Here, I also got into Global Change research, and back home I continued my research on effects of elevated CO2-levels on plants and insects.
Since I have always loved teaching, I slowly moved over from research to working with education. Currently, I am Director of Studies for Biology Education. This means, apart from actual teaching, also more strategic work with educational questions, examinations, programmes and new courses. In addition, I try to make Biology in Lund even more visible, e.g. through programmes with high-schools, the Cultural Night (Kulturnatten i Lund) and other activities.