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Karl-Olof Bergman

Associate Professor, Docent

I believe in increasing our knowledge how to preserve species and ecosystems.

Presentation

My main interest is in the field of conservation biology and I have broad interest with regard to organisms. I have been studying plants, lichens, butterflies, beetles and frogs, everything in the context of increasing our knowledge how to preserve species and ecosystems.

Karl-Olof BergmanI did my PhD about the conservation of a threatened butterfly, the Woodland Brown, (Lopinga achine). The project dealt with detailed autoecological studies such as choice of host plant, habitat selection, and dispersal ability. The effects of patch area, isolation, and successional stages were also examined.
 
Monitoring of invertebrates is another field that I have been working with. I am the main adviser in development of monitoring of butterflies and bumblebees in the NILS (National Inventory of the Landscape in Sweden) project. I have written the monitoring methods for butterflies, bumblebees, dung beetles and grasshoppers for SEPA.
 
I have a personal and professional interest in tropical conservation and I enjoy travelling and photographing in tropical areas. Visit my personal photo homepage to see some photos from the tropics.

Publications

2021

Per Milberg, Victor Eriksson, Karl-Olof Bergman (2021) Assemblages of flower-visiting insects in clear-cuts are rich and dynamic
Per Milberg, Victor Eriksson, Karl-Olof Bergman (2021) Assemblages of flower-visiting insects in clear-cuts are rich and dynamic European Journal of Entomology, Assemblages of flower-visiting insects in clear-cuts are rich and dynamic, Vol. 118, p. 182-191 Continue to DOI

2020

Per Milberg, Karl-Olof Bergman, Anders Glimskar, Sigrid Nilsson, Malin Tälle (2020) Site factors are more important than management for indicator species in semi-natural grasslands in southern Sweden Plant Ecology, Vol. 221, p. 577-594 Continue to DOI
Karl-Olof Bergman, Joseph Burman, Dennis Jonason, Mattias C. Larsson, Nils Ryrholm, Lars Westerberg, Per Milberg (2020) Clear-cuts are temporary habitats, not matrix, for endangered grassland burnet moths (Zygaena spp.) Journal of Insect Conservation, Vol. 24, p. 269-277 Continue to DOI

2019

Per Milberg, Karl-Olof Bergman, Dennis Jonason, Jesper Karlsson, Lars Westerberg (2019) Land-use history influence the vegetation in coniferous production forests in southern Sweden Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 440, p. 23-30 Continue to DOI

News

A person points at something in the forest.

The forest – an eye-opener on sustainability for students

The interest in biological resources and sustainability is increasing on the programme in Industrial Engineering and Management. In one course, the students work for a fictitious company that wants to invest in more sustainable forestry.

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Amazing master's experiences in the Amazon

For two weeks, a group of master’s students from Linköping University travelled to the rainforest of the Amazon to conduct field studies. It turned out to be an overwhelming and inspirational experience.

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Publications

2021

Per Milberg, Victor Eriksson, Karl-Olof Bergman (2021) Assemblages of flower-visiting insects in clear-cuts are rich and dynamic
Per Milberg, Victor Eriksson, Karl-Olof Bergman (2021) Assemblages of flower-visiting insects in clear-cuts are rich and dynamic European Journal of Entomology, Assemblages of flower-visiting insects in clear-cuts are rich and dynamic, Vol. 118, p. 182-191 Continue to DOI

2020

Per Milberg, Karl-Olof Bergman, Anders Glimskar, Sigrid Nilsson, Malin Tälle (2020) Site factors are more important than management for indicator species in semi-natural grasslands in southern Sweden Plant Ecology, Vol. 221, p. 577-594 Continue to DOI
Karl-Olof Bergman, Joseph Burman, Dennis Jonason, Mattias C. Larsson, Nils Ryrholm, Lars Westerberg, Per Milberg (2020) Clear-cuts are temporary habitats, not matrix, for endangered grassland burnet moths (Zygaena spp.) Journal of Insect Conservation, Vol. 24, p. 269-277 Continue to DOI

2019

Per Milberg, Karl-Olof Bergman, Dennis Jonason, Jesper Karlsson, Lars Westerberg (2019) Land-use history influence the vegetation in coniferous production forests in southern Sweden Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 440, p. 23-30 Continue to DOI

2018

Karl-Olof Bergman, Juliana Daniel Daniel Ferreira, Per Milberg, Erik Ockinger, Lars Westerberg (2018) Butterflies in Swedish grasslands benefit from forest and respond to landscape composition at different spatial scales Landscape Ecology, Vol. 33, p. 2189-2204 Continue to DOI

2017

Lars Westerberg, Usman Haider Muhammadi, Karl-Olof Bergman, Per Milberg (2017) Spatial pattern of occurrence of epiphytic lichens on oaks in a heterogeneous landscape Acta Oecologica, Vol. 84, p. 64-71 Continue to DOI

2016

Joseph Burman, Lars Westerberg, Suzanne Ostrow, Nils Ryrholm, Karl-Olof Bergman, Inis Winde, Franklin N. Nyabuga, Mattias C. Larsson, Per Milberg (2016) Revealing hidden species distribution with pheromones: the caseof Synanthedon vespiformis (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) in Sweden Journal of Insect Conservation, Vol. 20, p. 11-21 Continue to DOI
Staffan Carlsson, Karl-Olof Bergman, Nicklas Jansson, Thomas Ranius, Per Milberg (2016) Boxing for biodiversity: evaluation of an artificiallycreated decaying wood habitat Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol. 25, p. 393-405 Continue to DOI
Dennis Jonason, Karl-Olof Bergman, Lars Westerberg, Per Milberg (2016) Land-use history exerts long-term effects on the clear-cut flora in boreonemoral Sweden Applied Vegetation Science, Vol. 19, p. 634-643 Continue to DOI
Åke Berg, Karl-Olof Bergman, Jorgen Wissman, Michal Zmihorski, Erik Ockinger (2016) Power-line corridors as source habitat for butterflies in forest landscapes Biological Conservation, Vol. 201, p. 320-326 Continue to DOI
Per Milberg, Karl-Olof Bergman, Erik Cronvall, Åsa I. Eriksson, Anders Glimskär, Azra Islamovic, Dennis Jonason, Zandra Löfqvist, Lars Westerberg (2016) Flower abundance and vegetation height as predictors fornectar-feeding insect occurrence in Swedish semi-natural grasslands Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Vol. 230, p. 47-54 Continue to DOI
Per Milberg, Karl-Olof Bergman, Kerem Sancak, Nicklas Jansson (2016) Assemblages of saproxylic beetles on large downed trunks of oak Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 6, p. 1614-1625 Continue to DOI

2015

Torbjörn Blixt, Karl-Olof Bergman, Per Milberg, Lars Westerberg, Dennis Jonason (2015) Clear-cuts in production forests: From matrix to neo-habitat forbutterflies Acta Oecologica, Vol. 69, p. 71-77 Continue to DOI
Per Milberg, Karl-Olof Bergman, Henrik Norman, Roger B. Pettersson, Lars Westerberg, Lars-Ove Wikars, Nicklas Jansson (2015) A burning desire for smoke? Sampling insects favoured by forestfire in the absence of fire Journal of Insect Conservation, Vol. 19, p. 55-65 Continue to DOI

2014

Per Milberg, Karl-Olof Bergman (2014) Vårbränning är inte ett långsiktigt alternativ till bete eller slåtter av värdefulla artrika gräsmarker Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift, Vol. 108, p. 312-322
Dennis Jonason, Mathias Ibbe, Per Milberg, Albert Tunér, Lars Westerberg, Karl-Olof Bergman (2014) Vegetation in clear-cuts depends on previous land use: a century-old grassland legacy Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 4, p. 4287-4295 Continue to DOI
Malin Tälle, Karl-Olof Bergman, Heidi Paltto, Aina Pihlgren, Roger Svensson, Lars Westerberg, Jörgen Wissman, Per Milberg (2014) Mowing for biodiversity: grass trimmer and knife mower perform equally well Biodiversity and Conservation, Vol. 23, p. 3073-3089 Continue to DOI
Per Milberg, Karl-Olof Bergman, Helena Johansson, Nicklas Jansson (2014) Low host-tree preferences among saproxylic beetles: acomparison of four deciduous species Insect Conservation and Diversity, Vol. 7, p. 508-522 Continue to DOI
Per Milberg, Brenda Akoto, Karl-Olof Bergman, Håkan Fogelfors, Heidi Paltto, Malin Tälle (2014) Is spring burning a viable management tool for species-rich grasslands? Applied Vegetation Science, Vol. 17, p. 429-441 Continue to DOI