Annika Hofgaard

Position:    Senior Research Scientist

 Telephone: 924 52 740
 E-mail: annika.hofgaard@nina.no
 Department:Terrestrial biodiversity

Knowledge areas

Vegetation ecology; Boreal and sub-arctic ecosystems; Climate impacts; Climate-vegetation-animal interactions; Natural forest dynamics; Treeline dymanics; Biodiversity; Permafrost change;

Key qualifications

Vegetation ecology; Boreal and sub-arctic ecosystems; Climate impacts; Climate-vegetation-animal interactions; Natural forest dynamics; Treeline dymanics; Biodiversity; Permafrost change

Education

1993. PhD. (Forest vegetation ecology), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå. 1982. BSc. Biology: (vegetation ecology, botany, plant physiology, animal ecology, animal physiology, chemistry), University of Umeå, Sweden.

Languages

Swedish, English, German, Norwegian

Worked in

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY: Senior Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Trondheim, Norway, 2005 - present. Senior Scientist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Tromsø, Norway, 2002 - 2005. Senior Research Coordinator for Climate Effects Studies, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Tromsø, Norway, 2002 - 2004. Coordinating manager of Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC), Sweden, 2001-2002. Senior Scientist, Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC), Sweden, 1997-2002 Visiting Researcher, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Trondheim, Norway, 1997. Visiting Researcher, University of Québec in Montréal, Canada, 1996. Research Ecologist, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Trondheim, Norway, 1994-1996. Postdoc fellowship (Canadian National Science Research Council, NSERC), University of Québec in Montréal, Canada, 1994-1995. Research associate, University of Umeå, Sweden, 1993. PhD-grant, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SUAS), Umeå, Sweden, 1987-1993. Research grant, Swedish Society for Conservation of Nature, 1987. Teaching associate, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden, 1983-1993. Research associate, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden, 1981-1986.

Professional societies

Leader and coordinator of the circumpolar IPY core project "PPS Arctic": Present day processes, Past changes, and Spatiotemporal variability of biotic, abiotic and socio-environmental conditions and resource components along and across the Arctic delimitation zone (http://ppsarctic.nina.no): 2005-12. Leader and coordinator of the Norway-Russia collaboration project “BENEFITS": Natural and social science research collaboration in Northern Russia and Norway for mutual benefits across national and scientific borders. 2008-2010. Editorial Board member of the journal Plant Ecology and Diversity published by Taylor & Francis. 2007 - 2009.

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