Anders Kvalvåg Wollan

Head Engineer - Geo-Ecology Research Group
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Phone +47 22851628
Room 223, Botanical Museum
Visiting address Sars gate 1 0562 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1172, Blindern 0318 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

The title of my PhD project "Scales of variation in vascular plant distribution" and Master thesis "A mycogeographical study of Norwegian macrofungi based on GLM analyzes of herbarium data" strongly reflects my personal interests. I am generally interested in species and the factors governing their distribution, in biodiversity and nature types, and species distribution modeling and the opportunities it provides in biodiversity management. Now I have a special focus on the importance of spatial scale on species occurrence.

In addition to my research, I am committed to serving the community of mycologists as the editor of Agarica ( the mycological journal, and as a co-organizer of the yearly Norwegian Mycological Congress, Vintersopptreffet. The focus of this annual congress is to bring together professional mycologists, Master students, authorized controllers of fungi for consumption and amateur mycologists for two days of talks on fungi and mycology.

Courses taught

Currently I am involved in the EU project INQUIRE; teaching teachers inquire based teaching in botanical gardens/outdoors. I have teaching experience from different courses at the University of Oslo.


In the period May 2009 - May 2011 I worked as a researcher in biodiversity modeling at the natural History Museum (NHM) University of Oslo. In 2007 I completed my Master of Science in mycology at NHM.

In my pre-academic life I was a mountain guide and climber. I'm internationally approved mountain guide (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) from 1996, and have worked more or less full time for about 15 years with guiding, climbing courses, avalanche courses and operating an indoor climbing wall.


  • International Biogeography Society (IBS)
  • Population Matters
  • Norwegian Botanical Association (NBF)
  • Agariplantus Norvegicus - the Norwegian mycological society
  • Norwegian Ornithological Society (NOF)
  • International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (IFMGA/IVBV) in Norway
Tags: Hypogeic fungi, Nature types, Biodiversity, Vegetation ecology, Distribution modelling, Scale dependent variation, GIS, Biogeography, Mycology
Published May 31, 2011 9:17 AM - Last modified Oct. 25, 2013 9:50 AM