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Anders Malmer - Professor of Tropical Forest Ecology and Management - Soil Science
I have three major activities in my agendas; 1) Research including PhD supervision, 2) Undergraduate teaching and 3) Department management.
As researcher I am leading the the department competence area "Tropical Forestry" which is part of the Faculty competence area "International Forestry". My speciality is effects of land use on water and nutrients in soils and eco/cultivation sytems at large. Typically the expertise and research questions are biophysical, but in our research group we put emphasis on working in a context of applicability into development of poor countries and poor rural people and forest users. For examples of this see below.
In Undergraduate teaching I mainly teach basic soil science and eclogy for our students of MSc in Forestry (Jägmästarstudenter). These are broad courses where I enjoy to share basics of systems ecology and environmental impacts of forestry with the students. In these courses the global experience is an asset to give examples and put things into perspective of how processes work and vary in regions, nationally and globally. I also teach on higher level MSc courses like "Soils of the world - classification and management" and "Ecology and management of forest soils".
As Deputy head of department I am mainly stand in for Peter Högberg when he is out of office and take part in the general discussions in the "head of department group", but I also have delegated responisbility for saftey at the department and the department "cooperation group" (samverkansgrupp). You can find the meeting notes of the group and the department saftey policies as well as evacuationplan at the internal web pages.
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