Since I defended my thesis on population dynamics of the spruce bark beetle Ips typographus during outbreaks, I have been doing research on forest restorations and bark beetle diversity (SLU, Umeå) and how environmental factors affect a deadly fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis that infect amphibians (Uppsala University, EBC). At this department (Department of Ecology, SLU), I am working in Joachim Strengbom’s research group, where I will evaluate how forest structures and landscapes affect biodiversity in woodland key habitats.
Mainly courses in entomology and herpetology
- Woodland key habitats and effects on biodiversity
- Distribution of the chytrid fungus in nordic amphibians
- Habitat choice and movements in reptiles and amphibians
- Forest restorations and effects on bark beetle diversity
- Outbreak dynamics of the spruce bark beetle Ips typographus
Are you looking for a masterproject? I have projects focusing on the population dynamics of the spruce bark beetle and its natural enemies. You will work i close collaboration with the Swedish Forest Agency and other forest stakeholders, which may open doors for your future work as i biologist or similar. Please send an email to me if you are interested.
For a complete list of publications, see my Google Scholar profile
Multi-taxon conservation in northern forest hot-spots: the role of forest characteristics and spatial scales (2021). S. Kärvemo, M. Jönsson, AM. Hekkala, J. Sjögren & J, Strengbom. Landscape Ecology, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-021-01205-x
Hekkala, A-M., Kärvemo, S., Versluijs, M., Weslien, J-O, Löfroth, T., Björkman, C. & Hjältén, J. (2020). Balancing conflicting goals: ecological restoration for biodiversity conservation and the response of bark beetles and their enemies. Forestry 95: 115-126. https://doi.org/10.1093/forestry/cpaa016
Kärvemo, S., Wikström, G., Widenfalk, L., Höglund, J & Laurila, A. (2020). Chytrid dynamics and infection trade-offs with movement distances in a red-listed amphibian. Journal of Zoology. 311: 164-174
Kärvemo, S., Laurila, A. & Höglund, J. (2019). Urban environment and reservoir host species are associated with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection prevalence in the common toad. Diseases of aquatic organisms. 34: 33-42
Kärvemo, S., Meurling, S., Berger, D., Höglund, J. & Laurila, A. (2018). Effects of host species and environmental factors on the prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in northern Europe. PLOS One 13(10): e0199852. https://doi.
Hallinger, M., Kärvemo, S., & Ranius, T. (2017). Does it pay to concentrate conservation efforts for dead-wood dependent insects close to existing reserves: a test on conservation planning in a Swedish region. Insect Conservation and Diversity. DOI: 10.1111/icad.12279
Kärvemo, S., Björkman, C., Johansson, T., Weslien, J-O, Hjältén, J. 2017. Forest restoration as a double-edged sword: the conflict between biodiversity conservation and pest control. Journal of Applied Ecology. 54: 1658-1668.
Kärvemo, S., Johansson, V., Schroeder, M. & Ranius, T. 2016. Colonisation-extinction dynamics of a tree-killing bark beetle. Ecosphere. 7:e01257.
Kärvemo, S., Rogell, B., & Schroeder, M. 2014. Dynamics of spruce bark beetle infestation spots: importance of local population size and landscape characteristics after a storm disturbance. Forest Ecology and Management. 334: 232-240.
Kärvemo, S., Van Boeckel, T.P., Gilbert, M., Grégoire, J-C., & Schroeder, M. 2014. Large-scale risk mapping of an eruptive bark beetle - Importance of forest susceptibility and beetle pressure. Forest Ecology and Management 318: 158-166.
Kärvemo, S., & Schroeder, L. M. 2010. A comparison of outbreak dynamics of the spruce bark beetle in Sweden and the mountain pine beetle in Canada (Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Entomologisk tidsskrift 131, nr 3, 215-242.