PhD in environmental science with focus on how heavy metals are transported and the effects heavy metals have in the ecosystem. Traditionally the biological transport of metals is excluded when investigating heavy metal transport. In this project we investigated the metal transport by insects with both an aquatic and a land living life stage. In addition, we focused on the effects heavy metals have on the insect community and insectivorous birds that are exposed to metals.
I was also a part of the industrial doctoral school (IDS) at Umeå University, which means that I was collaborating with an external partner outside academia. My colleaborator was the mining company Boliden AB, who hope to gain knowledge that can improve the management of closed mines.