Most of my university studies I accomplished at the Universtiy of Stockholm, however, I moved across Sweden and did my Master project at the University of Gothenburg and the Dept. of Marine Ecology's field station at Tjärnö. I finished my Master during the spring semester in 2007, supplemented with some statistics, and got my final Degree of Master of Science with a Major in Biology 2009.
Mean while, during 2007-2009 I was working as a project assistant. First I continued working with the same project I did my Master within - looking at settling panels that had been deployed at the Saekken reef, comparing species composition and abundances on panels at different distances to live coral colonies. The project was initiated by Tomas Lundälv and Lisbeth Jonsson at the Tjärnö lab.
Ideas was beginning to emerge and I managed to get funding from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency to test the method of mineral accretion (Hilbertz and Goreau, 1996) and the possibility to use this in cold-water coral habitat restoration. The experiments resulted in a paper (see publications below). Ideas continued to emerge and I ended up with ideas for a full PhD, but no funding. It took three years and ten applications, but finally, with the help of three prominent professors at the Tjärnö lab (Kerstin Johannesson, Per Jonsson, and Henrik Pavia), funding was granted and I could get myself into some serious deep shit...
I commenced my position as a PhD student in March 2011.
CV and Degree Certificate