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There are plenty of opportunities to engage in our research. Bachelor and Master projects, PhD or postdoc positions or other collaborations. Please don't hesitate to write an email to kristoffer.hylander(at) or just drop by in my office at Svante Arrhenius väg 20 A.


Tip: if you are a master student, look at the Projects page and see if you get interested in any of those projects. See also titles of previous projects on the Alumni section in the People page.

Examples of possible master projects:


When do mosses grow and do that pattern vary with microclimatic positions in the landscape?

The climatic conditions that plants experience in the understory of trees in the forest determine how and when they grow, survive and reproduce.


In this project you will study:

  1. Do growth and vitality of understory plants relate to microclimatic conditions?

  2. When do mosses grow most and do microclimatic conditions affect the timing of moss growth?

Start of the project is spring/summer 2022


Want to know more?

Contact Kristoffer Hylander or Irena Koelemeijer


Effects of land-use change and climate change on forest understory plants

How forestry and climate warming interactively will affect forest plants is still largely an open question. For this master project, we will use a newly developed remote sensed forest map of Sweden and the Swedish forestry scenario model Heureka to combine different forestry management scenarios with contemporary and future climate warming.


The project is computer-based, and we are looking for you with interest in global change, plant ecology, statistics and who are on the lookout for opportunities to develop skills in coding in R. The project can be either 30, 45 or 60 ETCS.


Want to know more? Contact either Ditte Christiansen (, or Jacqueline Lima ( or check out to learn more about our lab!


Ant diversity in coffee agroforests. Join a field campaign in SW Ethiopia and explore how ant diversity varies along a coffee management gradient. 

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