Hitta hit:
T-bana: Universitetet
Frescativägen 40

Ordinarie öppettider:
Tisdag-fredag 10-17
Lördag-söndag 10-18

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Ulf Johansson

Dr., Intendent


Phone: 08-519 551 40
E-mail: ulf.johansson@nrm.se

Billing and Mailing Address:

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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/external link

Research Interests

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 I. Biogeographic history of tits and chickadees (Paridae)

Project II. The early biogeographic history of birds


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