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Malin Gustafsson

Malin Gustafsson


Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV
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Malin Gustafsson

Program officer, Swedish Water House, Swedish International Water institute (SIWI). Coordinator the Agroforestry Network.

Background:

MSc in Biology, Dept. of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2010); Research Fellowship at Bioversity International, Rome, Italy (2010); Scientific Assistant at FAO Forestry Department, Rome, Italy (2010-2011); PhD at Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2011-2016); Administrator - internal coordination for global development, SLU Global at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (2016).

Focus area:

My PhD research was focused on improving our knowledge of rainforest restoration - mainly targeting practical aspects of the restoration, but also trying to examine what impact the planted trees have on other life forms i.e. epiphyllous lichens. In forest experiments I studied tree growth and tree species responses to light and nutrients, and relations to species traits. In order to understand what impact restoration efforts may have on the forest biodiversity I also study how tree species traits and diversity influence lichen species richness and diversity.

Download PhD thesis here

Read more about MalinĀ“s research here

See a Focali film with Malin about her research here

 

Articles

The Forest-Water Nexus: bringing people and landscapes together

Focali co-arrange seminar on forest-water interactions at this year's World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, together with FAO, IUCN, IUFRO, SIWI-SWH, The Swedish Forestry Agency, SIANI and SLU. ...

Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Registration open!

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone but close to 1 billion people are hungry or undernourished, according to the FAO. To feed another two billion people in 2050, food ...

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