BSc. Stockholm University, 1990
Fil. Lic. Stockholm University, 1997
My main tasks are curation and database registration of the collections, assisting guest researchers and students, 'on-call Paleontologist', administering loans, making preparations and casts, and keeping the research archives. I am a member of the Collections Network.
I studied geoscience specializing in paleontology at Stockholm University. My Bachelor's thesis was on Precambrian plankton from Västergötland and my lic-thesis was on the spores of early plants from the Silurian of Gotland.
I have worked on the paleontological collection at the museum since 2000. My interests are the history of the collections and the people who did the collecting, especially the polar expeditions at the turn of the last century. I do fieldwork in the Polar Pegions and elsewhere. I am also interested in Precambrian trace fossils, Cretaceous mangrove oysters, and more – there are many interesting things in our collections!
My work aims to improve the quality of the collections so that researchers can find material and the public can know the value of our collections.
I went on expeditions to Spitsbergen five times and to Antarctica once.
Project II. “Anton Rolandson Martin - Linnaean apostle and arctic explorer”