He is a member of the leadership team of the Centre and works with strategic development of the centre´s processes as well as external contacts. Olof also does research on part of his time.
Before joining the Centre, Olof worked more than five years at Mistra (the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research), where he most recently worked as Director of Funding Opportunities, responsible for the generation of ideas for new undertakings, and before that as Programs Director.
Olof has worked at the Government Office of Sweden as Environmental Expert. Before that he has worked at three different governmental research funding agencies in Sweden, including Formas and the Council for Planning and Coordination of Research (FRN).
Olof's research interest is mainly in trophic interactions in marine ecosystems and seabird life-history and behaviour ecology. He currently runs a research project on seabirds and marine food-web interaction in the Baltic Sea (www.balticseabird.com). Olof did his PhD on King penguin ecology with the British Antarctic Survey at the island of South Georgia, South Atlantic Ocean. He has also worked with seabirds in Northern Norway and Svalbard for ten years.
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Quality food more important than quantity for seabirds in the Baltic
2016 - Policy brief or report
This report was produced by the independent, tripartite, Working Group on Resilience Management and the Circular Economy working under the aegis of the High Level Group on Innovation Policy Management . Its members – senior civil servants drawn from the European and national administrations, experts and managers from leading innovative companies and prominent scholars from academia – have participated in its work in their pe...
2015 - Journal / article
The quantity and quality of food available within the foraging area set important constraints for chick-rearing birds, but responses to low quality are not well understood. This study explored the potential for parent birds to adjust quantity (feeding rate) and quality (energy content) in chick provisioning, by studying Common Guillemots Uria aalge on Stora Karlsö, Baltic Sea, predominantly utilizing Sprat Sprattus spra...
2013 - Journal / article
Global positioning system and time-depth recorders were deployed in combination to investigate the foraging behaviour of common murres Uria aalge breeding at Stora Karlsö Island, Baltic Sea, during the chick-rearing period. In the pre-breeding period the main prey species of murres, sprat Sprattus sprattus, is targeted by commercial fisheries, likely reducing prey availability during the breeding season. Foraging trips typical...
2012 - Journal / article
Studies of seabirds have contributed substantially to theoretical and applied ecology, but practical limitations in the field and lack of knowledge of the life history of studied birds often constitute significant hurdles to progress in research. In the middle of the largest seabird colony in the Baltic Sea, on the island of Stora Karlsö, we have built an artificial breeding site for Common Murres Uria aalge. The Karlsö Murre ...