I am interested in the discovery, understanding, protection and utility of plant and fungal diversity in time and space. I use a phylogenetic approach to studying a range of biological aspects in various groups of plants and fungi. Herbarium- and fungarium specimens are important data sources and sinks in my research.
I am curator and scientifically responsible for the fungal collections at NHM (fungarium O) and the vascular plants at NTNU University Museum (herbarium TRH). My special fields include: biosystematics, botany, mycology, molecular systematics/phylogenetics, integrative taxonomy and historical biogeography. In addition to my position as associate professor in systematic mycology at NHM, I also hold a II'er position (20%) in biosystematics at NTNU University Museum.
Teaching and tutoring
I teach my special fields (listed above) at bachelor, master and PhD levels. The past few years, I have been teaching on the NTNU course BI1002 (Faunistics and Floristics) and the ForBio course DNA barcoding - from sequences to species. I supervise Master students and PhD candidates on systematics projects in botany and mycology.
- Associate professor II, NTNU University Museum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (2021-)
- Associate professor in Biosystematics, NTNU University Museum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (2013-2021)
- Researcher in systematic botany and -mycology at Natural History Museum, University of Oslo (2011-2013)
- Researcher in biosystematics (30% ftp) on various projects at NINA, HINT (now NORD) and UiO (2009-2011)
- Philosophiae Doctor in botany at Natural History Museum, University of Oslo (2011)
- Cand. Scient. in botany at Dept. of Biology, University of Oslo (2002)