Phone: 08-519 541 42
M.Sc., Stockholm University, Sweden, 1996
Ph.D., Stockholm University, Sweden, 2003
Postdoc University of Chicago, USA 2003-2004
University of Stellenbosch and University of Cape Town, South Africa 2005-2007
I am responsible for the curation of the bird collections (study skins, skeletons and eggs) as well as for granting loans and visits to these collections. I am a lecturer in bird evolution at Stockholm University and the NABIS (Nordic Academy of Biodiversity and Systematics studies) program.
For loan requests please use our online form https://dina-web.net/loan/
My research is mainly focused on the phylogenetic relationships and biogeographic history of birds. I am particularly interested in how large-scale geological events, such as the origin of mountain ranges and large desert areas, have influenced the evolution and biogeographic patterns of birds. I use DNA sequence data and work mainly with different groups of passerines (Passeriformes), but also other kinds of land birds such as trogons (Trogonidae) and rollers (Coraciidae).
Another major research interests is the earliest divergences of modern birds. In particular I am interested in how modern birds evolved and spread over the world after the end-Cretaceous mass extinction.
Project II. The early biogeographic history of birds