Research programmes/Subdepartments

The department is divided into four research programmes. Each programme is lead by a professor appointed by the Faculty Board, who is responsible that the program is managed in a collegiate spirit, and within the limits and resources that the board, the head of department and the faculty board makes available. In addition, the department hosts a field station (the Erken Laboratory), headed by a station manager.

Research programme/Subdepartment Head of programme
Evolutionary Biology Hans Ellegren
Limnology Eva Lindström
Plant Ecology and Evolution Sophie Karrenberg
Animal Ecology Frank Johansson

Department board

The department board

The department board is the highest descision-making body in the department.The department makes descisions on the internal organisation of the department, the budget and general guidelines for the activites of the deparment. 

Representatives from all groups active in the department are part of the board and the head of the department is chairman.

Board minutes are found in the employee portal.

Department board 2020

Corporation Regular Deputy Term
Personal deputy:
Head of the department and chairman Anna Rosling Anssi Laurila 2021-01-01 -
Group deputy:
Teacher/researcher Elina Immonen Richard Svanbäck 2020-01-01 - 2022-12-31
Niclas Backström Katerina Guschanski
Claus Rüffler Gustaf Granath
Frank Johansson Sebastian Sobek
Personal deputy:
Tech/Admin Frida Svedbergh Robert Ekblom 2020-01-01 - 2022-12-31
Group deputy:
Students Julian Baur Anja Billhardt 2021-01-01 - 2022-12-31
Erik Gudmunds
Lisette van Kolfschoten

Adjunct to the board: One representative for the health and safety officers

The steering committee

The department's steering committee consists of the chairs of the research programmes, the heads of the research station and administration, and the chair and deputy chair of the department. The steering committee is a forum for exchange of information, and coordination of various tasks and issues across the department's different units.

The executive committee

Decisions on short-term positions and stipends are delegated from the board to an executive committee, consisting of the department head, the deputy department head, and the head of administration.


The administrative staff at IEG and their duties.

Duties Name
Administrative manager Anna-Lena Klerks
Economist, Evolutionary biology Frida Svedbergh
Economist, Limnology & Erken Anna Backeryd
Economist, Animal Ecology Frida Svedbergh,          Ylva Mellin
Economist, Plant Ecology & Evolution Ylva Mellin                (Emelie Tollin on parental leave)
Document manager/Department archivist Ylva Mellin                (Emelie Tollin on parental leave)
HR generalist and Ladok, Evolutionary biology & Animal Ecology Sandra Gustafsson, Annette Berger
HR generalist and Ladok, Limnology & Plant Ecology Jenny Lundh

Working environment and Equal opportunities committee

The working  group consists of representatives from every personnel category, the Head of Administration, chairman and the adjunct safety agent. The group supports the chairman in matter related to the working environment and equal opportunities and handles issues related to the working environment and equal opportunities, updates and distributes information, writes procedures, makes suggestions for action plans, guidelines and policies and follows up on decisions and actions. The working group meets every quarter. An annual review of the work is performed in February/March.

Anna Rosling Chairman
Anna-Lena Klerks Coordinator
Robert Ekblom (On leave)
Gunilla Engström
Jenny Lundh Secretary

The Equal Opportunities Group within the IEG has the following composition:

Veera Tuovinen Chairman (On parental leave)
Ingrid Ahnesjö Acting Chairman
Sandra Gustafsson HR support
Sebastian Sobek
Madeline Chase

Safety contacts

Work safety contacts for IEG are:

Name Reasearch program
Christoffer Bergvall Limnology
Yvonne Meyer-Lucht Plant Ecology and Evolution
Jessica Magnusson Evolutionary Biology
Johanna Liljestrand-Rönn Animal Ecology
Nahid Heidari Main Safety contact for EBC
Helena Enderskog Erken research station

Last modified: 2021-03-10