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She joined the centre in the spring of 2012. Marika is assistant editor for the centre's online publication Rethink. Her background is in Systems ecology at Stockholm University and the SRC.
Marika wrote her master thesis about methods to increase productivity in small-scale vegetable farming in Zanzibar without the use of pesticides or fertilizers. In the spring/summer of 2011 she spent four months in Zanzibar interviewing vegetable farmers who had attended farmer field schools to learn about their experiences.
She also works for Albaeco, a strategic environmental communication partner to the centre.
Edgar, G.J., Alexander, T.J., Lefcheck, J. et. al
2017 - Journal / article
Among the most enduring ecological challenges is an integrated theory explaining the latitudinal biodiversity gradient, including discrepancies observed at different spatial scales. Analysis of Reef Life Survey data for 4127 marine species at 2406 coral and rocky sites worldwide confirms that the total ecoregion richness peaks in low latitudes, near +15°N and −15°S. However, although richness at survey sites is maximal near th...