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Pär Forslund

Pär Forslund
Professor, Dept. Ecology, SLU. Deputy dean at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, SLU

Presentation

Assignments/tasks at SLU

  • Deputy dean at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, SLU,  2014-2021
  • Vice chair of the faculty board at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, SLU,  2014-present (re-elected 2016 and 2019)
  • Chair of the program board at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, SLU, 2014-present
  • Co-opt member of the education board, SLU, 2014-2021
  • Member of the steering group of the platform Future Forests at SLU, 2017-present
  • Member of the steering group of the platform Urban Futures at SLU, 2017-2020
  • Vice chair of the board of Cemus (The Centre for Environment and Development Studies, collaboration between SLU and Uppsala university), 2017-present
  • Project leader of the working group for planning an educational program for civil engineers in digitalised sustainable agriculture and forestry and writing the SLU application to the government for acquiring the authorization of issuing exams as civil engineers, 2020-2021, (appointed by the deans of the faculties of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences and Forestry, respectively)
  • Chair of the board for PhD education at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, SLU, 2014
  • Member of the SLU group formulating the response to the governmental investigation “Styr- och resursutredningen (Strut)”, 2019.
  • Member of SLU Samverkan (‘SLU collaboration’), representing the Education board at SLU, 2018
  • Participating in interviews within the enquiry of the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) about the quality assurance system for education at SLU, 2019 (participated in two interviews, representing the Educational board and the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, respectively)
  • Director of PhD studies at the NL faculty, SLU, 2003-2012
  • Director of PhD studies at the NJ faculty, SLU, 2013-2014
  • Director of PhD studies at the Dept. Ecology, SLU, 2013-2014
  • Member of the steering group at Dept Ecology, SLU, 2013-2014

Teaching

Advanced course in Animal ecology, Uppsala University, 1988-90, 1993 (teacher, course responsibility), basic and advanced courses in ecology, University of Trondheim, Norway, 1994 (teacher/course responsibility and teacher, respectively), advanced course in Applied population biology, SLU, 1997-2013 (teacher, course responsibility), basic course i conservation biology, SLU, 2012-2020 (teacher), PhD-course in Advances in Ecology, 2012, 2014 teacher, course responsibility), teacher on various courses in ecology, SLU, 1998-2020

Research

Population dynamics, population ecology, conservation biology, biodiversity (with links to environmental law, Uppsala university), citizen science.

Background

Academic degrees

B. Sc. in Biology, Uppsala University 1983; PhD in Animal Ecology, Dept. Zoology, Uppsala University, 1992; Associate professor in wildlife ecology (docent) at the Faculty of Forestry, SLU, 1996; Professor in ecology at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, SLU,  2012 (promoted).

Previous employments

Researcher, Dept. of Zoology, Uppsala University, 1992-1993; Associate professor in population ecology, Dept. Zoology, University of Trondheim, Norway, 1994-1995; Assistant professor in wildlife ecology at Dept. Conservation Biology, SLU, 1995-2001; Researcher, Dept. Conservation biology and Dept. Ecology, SLU, 2002-2012.

Supervision

Main supervisor for 2 PhD students (finished) Assistant supervisor for 5 PhD students (finished). Current supervision of one postdoc at the department of ecology, SLU.

Selected publications

Latest publications

Paquet, M., Arlt, D., Knape, J., Low, M., Forslund, P., and Pärt, T. 2019. Quantifying the links between land use and population growth rate in a declining farmland bird. Ecology and evolution 9, 868-879.

Paquet, M., Arlt, D., Knape, J., Low, M., Forslund, P., and Pärt, T.  2020. Why we should care about movements: Using spatially explicit integrated population models to assess habitat source–sink dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology 89, 2922-2933.


Contact

Professor at the Department of Ecology; NJ, Landscape Ecology Unit
Telephone: +4618672281, +46702182450
Postal address:
Inst för Ekologi, Box 7044
750 07 UPPSALA
Visiting address: Ulls Väg 16, Uppsala