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Sebastian Sundberg

Sebastian Sundberg
I work as an environmental assessment specialist and senior advisor for vascular plants, also with a broad experience working with wetlands and their organisms. I compile facts and analyse status and trends for species, e.g. the Swedish Red List and the reporting for EU's species and habitats directive. Leader of the expert committee for vascular plants and manages the national validation of species observations in Artportalen, the Swedish Species Observation System. Contact for questions related to the Flora Guardians and the Red List. Has worked at the Swedish Species Information Centre since 2011. I have a background as a researcher on dispersal biology and peatland ecology (still active), and is an associate professor in plant ecology. I have a position as a visiting professor of the Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China 2017-2022. "My ambition is to improve data quality of species and habitats, to make data and outputs available, and to communicate results for the benefits of a sustainable nature and society. And not the least, to demonstrate how much fun it is to learn to know and work with biodiversity, man's companions on Earth."

Selected publications

Scientific papers (selection out of 31)

Wang L-Z, Feng L, Bu Z-J, Sundberg S, Zhang M-M, Chen X, Yang Y-H, Yu X-Y, Liu W-J. 2020. Sphagnum spore banks in two montane peatlands at different elevations. Wetlands Ecology and Management 28: 825–835.

Klimkowska A et al. (34 authors) 2019. Are we restoring functional fens? – The outcomes of restoration projects in fens reanalysed with plant functional traits. PLoS ONE 14(4): e0215645.

Bu Z-J, Sundberg S, Feng L, Li H-K, Zhao H-Y & Li H-C. 2017. The Methuselah of plant diaspores: Sphagnum spores can survive in nature for centuries. New Phytologist 214: 1398–1402.

Johansson V, Lönnell N, Rannik Ü, Sundberg S & Hylander K. 2016. Air humidity thresholds trigger active moss spore release to extend dispersal in space and time. Functional Ecology 30: 1196–1204.

Tyler T, Karlsson T, Milberg P, Sahlin U & Sundberg S. 2015. Invasive plant species in the Swedish flora: Developing criteria and definitions, and assessing the invasiveness of individual taxa. Nordic Journal of Botany 33: 300–317.

Sundberg S. 2014. Boreal plant decline in southern Sweden during the twentieth century. New Journal of Botany 4: 76–84.

Sundberg S. 2013. Spore rain in relation to regional sources and beyond. Ecography 36: 364–373.

Hedberg P, Kotowski W, Saetre P, Mälson K, Rydin H & Sundberg S. 2012. Vegetation recovery after multiple-site experimental fen restorations. Biological Conservation 147: 60–67.

Sundberg S. 2012. Quick target vegetation recovery after restorative shrub removal and mowing in a calcareous fen. Restoration Ecology 20: 331–338.

Szövényi P, Sundberg S & Shaw AJ. 2012. Long distance dispersal and genetic structure of natural populations: an assessment of the inverse isolation hypothesis in peat mosses. Molecular Ecology 21: 5461–5472.

Sundberg S. 2010. Size matters for violent discharge height and settling speed of Sphagnum spores: important attributes for dispersal potential. Annals of Botany 105: 291–300.

Sundberg S, Hansson J & Rydin H. 2006. Colonization of Sphagnum on land uplift islands in the Baltic Sea: time, area, distance and life history. Journal of Biogeography 33: 1479–1491.

Sundberg S. 2005. Larger capsules enhance short-range spore dispersal in Sphagnum, but what happens further away? Oikos 108: 115–124.

Sundberg S & Rydin H. 2002. Habitat requirements for establishment of Sphagnum from spores. Journal of Ecology 90: 268–278.

Sundberg S & Rydin H. 2000. Experimental evidence for a persistent spore bank in Sphagnum. New Phytologist 148: 105–116.

Soro A, Sundberg S & Rydin H. 1999. Species diversity, niche metrics and species associations in harvested and undisturbed bogs. Journal of Vegetation Science 10: 549–560.

 

Other selected publications (out of 112, in Swedish but sometimes with an English title and summary)

Sundberg S & Andersson JY. 2020. Dags att räkna åkerogräs. Vilda Växter 8(4): 20–22.

Eide E, Ahrné K, Bjelke U, Nordström S, Ottosson E, Sandström J & Sundberg S (red.) 2020. Tillstånd och trender för arter och deras livsmiljöer – rödlistade arter i Sverige 2020. [Status and trends of species and their habitats – red listed species in Sweden 2020.] SLU Artdatabanken rapporterar 24.

Sundberg S & Andersson J. 2020. 35 000 röda skogsliljor! Intryck från ett floraväktarläger på Gotska Sandön. [Flora Guardians’ report from the Swedish national park Gotska Sandön.] Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 114: 53–59.

Andersson U-B, Aronsson M, Edqvist M, Flodin P, Karlsson T, Stridh B & Sundberg S. 2019. Handbok för kärlväxtvaliderare. Version 1.1a (2019-11-18). SLU ArtDatabanken.

Sundberg S, Ahrné K, Berg Å & Kärsrud K. 2019. Biologisk mångfald på uppländsk kyrkogård. Fauna & Flora 114(4): 2–12.

Sundberg S, Carlberg T, Sandström S & Thor G (red.) 2019. Värdväxters betydelse för andra organismer – med fokus på vedartade värdväxter [The importance of vascular plants (notably woody species) to other organisms]. ArtDatabanken Rapporterar 22.

Sundberg S & Edelsjö J. 2019. Guide till Ultunas vilda arter. ArtDatabanken, folder.

Berglund H, Sundberg S & Eide W. 2018. Arters spridning i en grön infrastruktur – kunskapsöversikt och vägledning för analys. ArtDatabanken Rapporterar 19.

Sundberg S. 2017. Hur går det för röd skogslilja och ryl? [Present status for Cephalanthera rubra and Chimaphila umbellata in Sweden] Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 111(2): 90–104.

Sundberg S. 2015. Är vi inne i det sjätte stora massutdöendet? Miljötrender 2015: 38–41.

Sundberg S. 2015. Vad är rödlistan och hur bedöms växter och svampar? [What is a Red List?]. Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 109: 208-218. http://svenskbotanik.se/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Sundberg_2015_SBT.pdf

Bjelke U & Sundberg S (red). 2014. Sötvattensstränder som livsmiljö – rödlistade arter, biologisk mångfald och naturvård. ArtDatabanken Rapporterar 15. 

Sundberg S & Aronsson M. 2014. Hur går det för de svenska kärlväxterna i EU:s art- och habitatdirektiv? [Status of Swedish vascular plants in EU’s Species and Habitats
Directive] Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 108: 168–187.

Sundberg S, Stenseke M, Mälson K, Backéus I & Rydin H. 2011. Våtmarker. Bevarande av våtmarker – hur ska vi göra? I: Almstedt M, de Jong J & Ebenhard T (red) Naturvårdsked­jan – för en effektivare naturvård, kapitel 5, 245–286. Centrum för Biologisk Mångfald, SLU, Uppsala.

Maad J, Sundberg S, Stolpe P & Jonsell L. 2009. Floraförändringar i Uppland under 1900-talet – en analys från Projekt Upplands flora. [Floristic changes during the 20th century in Uppland, east central Sweden.] Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift 103: 67–104.

Sundberg S. 2006. Åtgärdsprogram för bevarande av rikkärr, inklusive arterna gulyxne Liparis loeselii (NT), kalkkärrsgrynsnäcka Vertigo geyeri (NT) och större agatsnäcka Cochlicopa nitens (EN). Naturvårdsverket, Rapport 5601.

Lennartsson T, Sundberg S & Persson T. 1996. Landskapets förändringar. I: Fredriksson R & Tjernberg M (red), Upplands fåglar - fåglar, människor och landskap genom 300 år. Fåglar i Uppland, supplement 2: 51–89. Almqvist & Wiksell.

Sundberg S. 1993. Sumpskogen – regnskog på svenska. Fåglar i Uppland 20: 65–80.


Contact
Environmental Assessment Specialist at the Swedish Species Information Centre; SLU Artdatabanken, Naturvård
Telephone: +4618672223, +46702317785
Postal address:
SLU Artdatabanken
Box 7007
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Almas Allé 8E, Uppsala