I was born 1955 in Karlskrona, Sweden. Studied chemistry, biology, geoscience and linguistics at Lund University 19751980. Has worked in the pheromone research group since 1981.
Lab manager: Responsible for maintainance of lab equipment, computers, GCs, GC-MSs, purchasing and invoices, chemicals databases, insect cultures and lab safety. Experimental work on insects (dissection, pheromone analysis). Experienced field-worker (Scandinavia, Central Europe, Kenya). Safety officer in the group.
I was webmaster of the first pheromone website 19952011, and launched this new Pheromone Group site Aug 2011. Likewise, I was webmaster of the section of Chemical Ecology/Ecotoxicology 19982011. That section was discontinued 2011.
Besides working in the research group work I work half-time at the department, involved in a number of functions;
My personal hobbies: Global birdwatching and bird taxonomy. Botany, especially plant hunting in Scandinavia. Beer and wine tasting. Country ticking. Photography. Café-testing. See details about this at;
You are welcome to examine my list of publications (see right) and please ask for reprints via e-mail if you are interested in any of the papers I have participated in.
The Ecology Building in winter. Photo: Erling Jirle.
A big Lepidoptera at Las Tangaras Lodge, Colombia, March 2011; Rhescynthis hippodamia columbiana (det. Karin Johnson)