Editorial Team

Editorial Board of Ornis Svecica

Editor-in-Chief 

Jonas Waldenström, Professor
Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Linnaeus University
 
Jonas is a professor at the Linnaeus University in Kalmar, where he heads a research group studing bird-borne infections, among others avian influenza virus. The research spans ecology, epidemiology, viral and bacterial evolution as well as avian migration ecology studied by cutting-edge GPS trackers. Jonas is also the chair of Ottenby Bird Observatory, and a connoisseur of Swedish science fiction from the 1970s.
 

Managing Editor 


Martin Stervander, PhD
Bird Group, The Natural History Museum, London/Tring
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Martin is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Natural History Museum, where he—while finishing up a project on the evolution of the snout-like mouths of pipefish and seahorses—primarily investigates the evolution of flight loss in rails on isolated islands. Whether fish or birds are the target, Martin's research makes use of modern DNA sequencing technology to understand what in the genome may explain differences between populations and species, and in the end leade to diversification. Martin has a broad interest in ornithology, including e.g. taxonomy, migration ecologym and phenology.
 

Associate Editors 

Robert Ekblom, Assistant Professor
Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University
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Robert has spent most of his scientific career on avian research, mainly in genetics and ecology. He has also had much focus in teaching on birds, for example as course leader for the courses “Bird Census Techniques” and “Vertebrate Faunistics”. Currently Robert works as a research engineer in the carnivore monitoring group, where DNA-analyses of wolverine samples are performed for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
 
 
Jonas Hentati Sundberg, PhD
Department of Aquatic Resources, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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Jonas is a marine ecologist and seabird enthusiast. Since 2002 he is working on island of Stora Karlsö in the Baltic Sea, particularly with Common Guillemots. In 2008 he lead the construction of an artificial breeding ledge in the middle of the Stora Karlsö guillemot colony—the “Karlsö auk lab”—arguably the world’s largest nest box (11 m high, 11 tonnes of steel and wood). His research often combines field studies with novel technologies such as sailing drones for fish data collection and automated video systems for studies of seabird behavior. He holds a position as associate senior lecturer at the Department of Aquatic Resources, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
 
 
Anouschka R Hof, Assistant Professor
Resource Ecology Group, Wageningen University & Research
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Åke Lindström, Professor
Department of Biology, Lund University
 
Åke is a professor of animal ecology at the Department of Biology at Lund University. His main work is to track and explain the populations trends of Swedish birds. This is achieved through the project Svensk Fågeltaxering, a national environmental monitoring project funded by The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Other research interests include migration ecology, moult, and birds in arctic environments. Åke is also co-coordinating LUVRE, a broad ecological research program in Ammarnäs, in the Swedish mountains.
 
 
Cecilia Nilsson, PhD
Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen
 
Cecilia is a behavioral ecologist interested in flight behavior, bird migration, and radar ornithology. She currently works at the University of Copenhagen, where she studies large scale patterns of flight behavior using data from networks of weather radars. She presently addresses questions relating to large scale differences between migration systems, bird movements in extreme conditions, and what happens when birds and humans have to share aerial habitat.
 
 
Andreas Nord, PhD
Department of Biology, Lund University
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Andreas works as a researcher in animal ecology and physiology at Lund University. His days are mostly spent studying the use and ontogeny of physiological mechanisms that birds use to stay warm when it is cold and cool when it is warm. Other interests include the breeding- and winter ecology of titmice, and how birds’ plumage and feathers have evolved to match needs of the environment such as for insulation in polar birds and water protection during deep diving in seabirds.
 
 
Sissel Sjöberg, PhD
Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen
 
Sissel is a postdoc at the University of Copenhagen, where she studies migratory behaviour in birds. By using a wide variety of tracking technologies—from radiotelemetry to multisensory loggers and satellite tracking—she focuses on behaviour related to orientation, flight performance, and ontogeny in passerines. Sissel has a broad interest in behavioural and migration ecology.
 
 

Martin Stervander, PhD
Bird Group, The Natural History Museum, London/Tring
email | website
 
Martin is a Marie Curie Fellow at the Natural History Museum, where he—while finishing up a project on the evolution of the snout-like mouths of pipefish and seahorses—primarily investigates the evolution of flight loss in rails on isolated islands. Whether fish or birds are the target, Martin's research makes use of modern DNA sequencing technology to understand what in the genome may explain differences between populations and species, and in the end leade to diversification. Martin has a broad interest in ornithology, including e.g. taxonomy, migration ecologym and phenology.
 
 
Sören Svensson, Professor Emeritus
Department of Biology, Lund University
 
Sören has studied bird population change and distribution during more than sixty years, and also breeding performance and migration of several species. After the UN Stockholm conference in 1972 he was engaged by the Nature Conservation Agency to establish environmental monitoring in Sweden. In 1971 he joined the board of BirdLife Sweden and served as its president in 1982–1997. He also initiated the International Bird Census Committee and served as its first president. Sören has been Editor-in-Chief for Ornis Svecica in 1991–2019. After retirement from Lund University in 2002, he has continued long-term work with Starlings, and with bird and habitat change in Lapland.
 
 
Helena Westerdahl, Associate Professor
Department of Biology, Lund University
 

History of the editorial board

Editor-in-Chief: Jonas Waldenström (2020–), Sören Svensson (1991–2019)
Managing Editor: Martin Stervander (2019–)

Andreas Nord (2020–)
Sissel Sjöberg (2020–)
Jonas Hentati Sundberg (2020–)
Cecilia Nilsson (2020–)
Anouschka Hof (2019–)
Helena Westerdahl (2019–)
Martin Stervander (2017–)
Robert Ekblom (2008–)
Jonas Waldenström (2004–)
Åke Lindström (1991–)
Sören Svensson (1991–)
Martina Kadin (2020–2020)
Dennis Hasselquist (1991–2018)
Martin Green (2007–2010)
Roland Sandberg (1991–2010)
Anders Hedenström (1991–2009)
Johan Lind (2002–2008)
Anders Brodin (1992–1994, 2000–2006)
Tomas Pärt (1992–2006)
Staffan Bensch (1991–2005)
Lennart Nilsson (1999–2005)
Jan-Åke Nilsson (1991–2004)
Thord Fransson (1994–2001)
Noél Holmgren (1991–2001)
Susanne Åkesson (1991–1999)
Mikael Hake (1992–1999)
Henrik Smith (1991–1997)
Mats Grahn (1991–1996)
Hans Källander (1991–1992)