Karin is a wetland specialist who works a lot with partners from other universities. At LiU, Karin teaches in Methods in Ecology in the master’s program, and in some bachelor level courses such as Ecology, Environmental science, Environmental impact assessments and environmental protection.
Currently, she is running a major project called Bonus – Miracle, financed by the European Union and national funding institutes in countries around the Baltic Sea. Karin and her colleagues are trying to find innovative ways to reduce eutrophication while also reducing flood risks and getting other positive effects, such as enhanced biodiversity.
One starting point is the ecosystem services concept. Another project Karin is involved in is one within the Biogas Research Center. The aim is to analyze under which conditions it would be possible to use aquatic biomass from freshwater and marine ecosystems to produce biogas.
Now, since she spends a lot of time working on these projects, Karin misses work with students.