Personal profile

Research interests

I am an archaeobotanist with an interest in all types of landscape archaeology. My main interest is foremost within socio-ecological processes, that is how nature and culture has adapted to each other over long periods of time and how anthropogenic practices modify the landscape.

I mostly work with palynological data, but I also use macrofossils, spatial data, and archaeological data. My area of expertice lays within northern Europe (foremost Sweden and Finland) and I have mostly worked within a timeframe of c. 2000 BCE - 2000 CE.

Description of research and teaching

Currently analysing pollen from the Åland Islands to investigate risk management and adaptations in land use during periods of crises in the Late Iron Age and mediaeval period. 

Additionally, I conduct research regarding the Finnish settlements in the Finnforest of Northern Värmland (Sweden) during the early modern era. I also do research regarding outland use and how this has modified the landscape with a long-term perspective in the eastern parts of Jämtland (Sweden).


Teaching in archaeobotanical methodologies in relation to archaeological excavations as well as landscape research. I also teach on the subject of prehistoric and mediaeval outland use in Scandinavia.

I am a member of the Uppsala Archaeobotanical Group, the Archaeological Society of Värmland as well as the Medieval Materialities and Intellectualities (MeMI) research hub at the University of Helsinki.

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Archaeobotany
  • paleoecology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • environmental archaeology
  • Historical ecology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.