As managing director, Olof executes overall long-term planning and daily operation of the centre, together with the other members of the leadership team. He supports the different heads of units in the management of the centre. Olof’s research focuses primarly on marine ecology, including seabird research in the Baltic Sea.
Olof holds a PhD in population ecology from Uppsala University (1995), and a BSc in biology and geological sciences from Lund University (1989). Olof has also completed executive education (SSE/IFL), and a business leader program (FL) (2007-2008).
Olof has been deputy/managing director of SRC since 2009. Between 2003 and 2008, he worked as programs director at Mistra (the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research) where he coordinating funding and evaluation of programs that manage natural resources. He also lead Mistra’s generation of new ideas and intelligence work. Before that Olof worked at the Swedish Government Office as senior advisor at the Environmental Advisory Council (Miljövårdsberedningen). Between 1998 and 2002, he worked at three Swedish Governmental Research Councils – Formas, FRN, and NFR – as research secretary. His responsibilities as research secretary were mainly for interdisciplinary and environmental research funding, including outreach and stakeholder involvement.
Olof has also engaged with a number of commissions, such as:
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Unique collection of tourist photos shows that Baltic Sea common guillemots are at historically high levels today
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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 ...