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Staff and contacts

Both researchers, collection assistants and curators work at the Department of Zoology.

Staff in the Department of Zoology, 2017. Photo: Bengt Olofsson



Department of Zoology
Swedish Museum of Natural History
P.O. Box 50007
SE-104 05 Stockholm


Swedish Museum of Natural History
Reference 2204
FE 7727

Contact persons

E–mail address is written as firstname.surname@nrm.se

Head of Department

Kjell Arne Johanson, 08-5195 4088

Assistant Head of Department

Lena Gustavsson, 08-5195 5160


Ann-Katrin Gustafsson, 08-5195 4102


Tobias Malm, 08-5195 4124


Niklas Apelqvist Curator. Insect collection, Swedish Coleoptera, contact person for amateur entomologists. Entomology collection coordinator

Sarah Atherton Researcher. Research on Macrostomorpha.

Johannes Bergsten Senior curator. Research on phylogeny and systematics of beetles (Coleoptera) Special interest in the aquatic beetle fauna of Madagascar.

Bo Delling Curator. Collection care fish, fish research, in charge of wet collection and X-ray facilities

Mattias Forshage Senior assistant. Collection care, mainly  type specimens and cnidarians. History of our collections.

Anna Gauffin Senior assistant. Collection care of mammals and birds. Loans on Chelicerata.

Ann-Katrin Gustafsson Secretary, financial administration

Lena Gustavsson Senior curator. Assistant Head of Department. Responsible for TEM, slide and Annelida collections, research on Clitellata. Invertebrate collection coordinator.

Andrea Hennyey Senior assistant. Fishbase administrator. Responsible for the Library.

Oleksandr Holovachov Senior curator. Taxonomy and distribution of free-living nematodes of the order Plectida in Sweden

Rasmus Hovmöller (on leave of absence) Senior assistant. responsible for the collection of Crustacea and the entomology library.

Ulf Johansson Curator. Research on bird evolution and biogeography. Responsible for bird collection. Teaching in bird systematics and evolution.

Kjell Arne Johanson Professor. Head of department, research on Trichoptera

Ulf Jondelius Professor. Research on Platyhelminthes

Daniela Kalthoff Curator. Scientifically responsible for mammal collection. Research on extant and fossil mammals, teaching

Gunvi Lindberg Senior assistant. Collection care of Hemiptera and slide collection (Acari, Insecta).

Anna Lotsander Responsible for incoming swedish wildlife material.

Tobias Malm Curator, Collection Manager. General collection care. Curation of Lepidoptera and Trichoptera collections

Peter Mortensen Curator. Collection care mammals and birds.

Peter Nilsson Senior assistant. Preparation and collection care birds and mammals

Michael Norén Curator. Phylogenetic analyses, fish taxonomy, administrates the Swedish FishBase web server

Anna Persson Senior assistant. Vertebrate collection coordinator. Loans of molluscs and sponges.

Hiie Silberfeldt Senior asistant. Registration and loans from the crustacean collection.

Tin Sjöberg Scientific illustrator. Detail pictures of Swedish Caddisflies species (Trichoptera).

Julia Stigenberg (on leave of absence) Senior assistant. Research on Braconidae, Euphorinae, phylogenetic analyses, taxonomy, morphology, teaching

Sabine Stöhr Senior curator. Research on brittle stars, administration of databases, responsible for echinoderm collections

Carina Svensson Laboratory assistant. TEM and histological preparation

Hege Vårdal Curator. Collection care on Hymenoptera, teaching, Hymenoptera research

Erik Åhlander Senior assistant. Fish and herptile collections, history of our collections.


Bo Fernholm research on hagfish. Krill andfish around Antactica. Whales.

Sven Kullander Research Fish.

PhD students, postdocs

Mohammed Ahmed Postdoc. Research on roundworms.

Samuel Abalde Lago Postdoc.

Meri Lähteenaro PhD.

Bruna Calavante PhD

Emma Wahlberg Postdoc. Research on Thrips

Chahinez Bouguerche Postdoc.

Mihaly Foldvary Postdoc.


Sven Boström Research on roundworms

Yngve Brodin Diptera collections, research Chironomidae (Diptera, Insecta), pest insects

Christian Bäckstam Research on Arachnida

Julio Ferrer Research on darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae)

Olavi Grönwall Mammal skeleton collection

Bert Gustafsson Research and collection care on butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera)

Torbjörn Kronestedt Research on Arachnida

Anders Warén Research on Mollusca

Raul Vicente Spiders

Hans Erik Wanntorp Beetles

Torbjörn Ramqvist Beetles

Julia Stigenberg Wasps

Rasmus Hovmöller Strepsiptera

William Englund Beetles