Jenny Klingberg


Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 7B
41390 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 463
40530 Göteborg

About Jenny Klingberg

I am the director of Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre (GGBC). GGBC aims to enhance and accelerate biodiversity research and to link science and society around biodiversity. Our mission is to promote biodiversity awareness and action through research and outreach to facilitate reaching the global 2050 vision of living in harmony with nature.

My research within applied environmental science is focused on ecosystem services of urban trees and other greenery in the urban environment. This includes how urban greenery effects the urban environment, for example through removing air pollutants, but also more generally by contributing to an improved local climate and a more attractive environment. Without biodiversity the ecosystems cannot contribute to many of these ecosystem services.

I have for example been involved in the FORMAS funded project ”Clean the air with plants – can PAH exposure be reduced with urban vegetation?” where we investigate how different tree species can contribute to improved air quality by absorbing PAH pollutants in the urban environment.