Johan Kjellberg JensenDoctoral student, Museum Assistant
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Environmental Sciences
My PhD project focuses on the impact of urbanization on organismal health and biodiversity. It is a broad study and includes insects and avian physiology, in addition to a lot of outreach and work with school children, to learn about effects on their wellbeing from working with nature. My fascination for urban ecology stems from an interest in biology, mixed with the aim to produce knowledge applicable to some of the largest challenges our society faces today. I am particularly interested in the interactions of the urban ecosystem. Either it be between trophic levels, such as prey diversity’s effect on the nutritional physiology of birds, or the everyday interaction between human residents of the city and the nature that they encounter here. As the majority of the world population now live in urban settlements, and urbanization keeps increasing, I find that these interactions are equally important as they are interesting to study.