Department of Ecology and Genetics

Svensson Group: Ecophysiology, plant population ecology and didactics in biology

Data suggest that with increasing nitrogen deposition, the leaves of the carnivorous plant Drosera rotundifolia change colour from red to green. Could leaf colour of Drosera be used as a bioindicator for N deposition? This is being studied in several sites across Europe

I also focus on flowers and frequencies - the use of matrix models in demography and population dynamics studies. I try to answer questions like: What does the long-term population growth look like if the environmental conditions that the plants have experienced during a 30-year period were repeated, in the same order? 

Ongoing research