Researcher and strategic advisor

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Staff profile

Olof Olsson is a strategic advisor and researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre

Profile summary

  • Resilience
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Management
  • Marine ecology
  • Seabirds
  • Man and the biosphere

Olsson presently works close with the centre’s leadership on organizational issues. His research focuses primarily on marine ecology, including research seabirds and marie ecoystems in the Baltic Sea and in polar areas.

Olsson holds a PhD in population ecology from Uppsala University (1995), with a thesis on king penguins’ breeding and feeding ecology at South Georgia in the Southern ocean.

Olsson was managing director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre between 2009 and 2019. He was interim CEO at EAT in Oslo parts of 2019 and 2020 and interim director at Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) parts of 2018 and 2019.

Between 2003 and 2008, he worked as programme director at Mistra (the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research) where he coordinated funding and evaluation of programmes focusing on natural resources management. He also led Mistra’s work on generating new ideas and intelligence work.

Prior to his work for Mistra, Olsson have worked at several nation research councils in Sweden and for the Swedish Government Office as senior advisor to the Environmental Advisory Council (Miljövårdsberedningen).

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Publications by Olsson, Olof

Global phenological insensitivity to shifting ocean temperatures among seabirds

Katharine Keogan, Francis Daunt, Sarah Wanless, Richard A. Phillips, Craig A. Walling, Philippa Agnew, David G. Ainley, Tycho Anker-Nilssen, Grant Ballard, Robert T. Barrett, Kerry J. Barton, Claus Bech, Peter Becker, Per-Arvid Berglund, Loïc Bollache, Alexander L. Bond, Sandra Bouwhuis, Russell W. Bradley, Zofia M. Burr, Kees Camphuysen, Paulo Catry, Andre Chiaradia, Signe Christensen-Dalsgaard, Richard Cuthbert, Nina Dehnhard, Sébastien Descamps, Tony Diamond, George Divoky, Hugh Drummond, Katie M. Dugger, Michael J. Dunn, Louise Emmerson, Kjell Einar Erikstad, Jérôme Fort, William Fraser, Meritxell Genovart, Olivier Gilg, Jacob González-Solís, José Pedro Granadeiro, David Grémillet, Jannik Hansen, Sveinn A. Hanssen, Mike Harris, April Hedd, Jefferson Hinke, José Manuel Igual, Jaime Jahncke, Ian Jones, Peter J. Kappes, Johannes Lang, Magdalene Langset, Amélie Lescroël, Svein-Håkon Lorentsen, Phil O’B. Lyver, Mark Mallory, Børge Moe, William A. Montevecchi, David Monticelli, Carolyn Mostello, Mark Newell, Lisa Nicholson, Ian Nisbet, Olof Olsson, Daniel Oro, Vivian Pattison, Maud Poisbleau, Tanya Pyk, Flavio Quintana, Jaime A. Ramos, Raül Ramos, Tone Kirstin Reiertsen, Cristina Rodríguez, Peter Ryan, Ana Sanz-Aguilar, Niels M. Schmidt, Paula Shannon, Benoit Sittler, Colin Southwell, Christopher Surman, Walter S. Svagelj, Wayne Trivelpiece, Pete Warzybok, Yutaka Watanuki, Henri Weimerskirch, Peter R. Wilson, Andrew G. Wood, Albert B. Phillimore & Sue Lewis

2018 - Journal / article

Reproductive timing in many taxa plays a key role in determining breeding productivity, and is often sensitive to climatic conditions. Current climate change may alter the timing of breeding at different rates across trophic levels, potentially resulting in temporal mismatch between the resource requirements of predators and their prey. This is of particular concern for higher-trophic-level organisms, whose longer generation t...

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