University of Gothenburg


BioEnv is one of seven departments at the Faculty of Science. Everyday work is lead by the the prefect, supported by the proprefect, four vice prefects, head of administration and several permanent councils and working groups.


The head of department, deputy head of department, vice prefects and head of administration constitute the management group of the department. The group meets every second week.

Åsa Arrhenius

Head of department
PhD in Environmental Sciences

Mats Andersson

Deputy head of department and responsible for undergraduate studies/education
Docent in plant cell- and molecular biology

Mats Olsson

Vice prefect of department with responsibility for research
 in animal ecology

Kristina "Snuttan" Sundell

Vice prefect of department with responsibility for cooperation
Professor in zoophysiology

Angela Wulff

Vice prefect with responsibility for postgraduate education
Professor in marine ecology, marine botany

Anna Berggren

Head of administration
The head of administration supports the head and board of department.

Erik Salmonson

Communications officer
Supports the department in questions related to communication. 

Departmental boards and councils

The board of department is advisory to the head, and a forum for dialogues and discussions about the actions of the department. In addition, there are several working/advisory groups e.g., Educational council (UR), Advisory board for research (BABoR), Cooperation and outreach group and Examiner group.

Here we present members of the boards and councils as well as people with other departmental responsibilities

Chairman: Åsa Arrhenius, prefekt
Convener and secretary: Anna Berggren
Adjunct: Mats Andersson

Catharina Olsson, representative for teachers/scientists
Henrik Sundh, representative for teachers/scientists
Håkan Pleijel, representative for teachers/scientists
Søren Faurby, representative for teachers/scientists
Henrik Nilsson, representative for teachers/scientists
Linda Svanberg, representative for technicians

PhD Students/First cycle students
Adrian Hill, PhD-student
Axel Andersson, first cycle education

Union representatives has the right to attend and speak.

Mats Andersson, Vice prefect

Director of studies Biology
Luc Bussière, Chair Board of Biology and Molecular biology programs

Director of studies Pharmacy and coordinator for degree project courses
Catharina Olsson, Board of dispensing pharmacists

Director of studies Environmental sciences
Bethanie Carney Almroth, Chair Board of Environmental sciences

Director of studies Education
Ola Nordqvist, Board of Educational studies

BioEnv Advisory Board for Research (BABoR)

Mats Olsson, vice prefect

Vice Chairman
Henrik Nilsson

Additional members:

Evolutionary biology and conservation biology
Karin Hårding
Mats Olsson

Systematics and biodiversity
Henrik Nilsson
Christine Bacon

Animal  physiology  
Erik Sandblom

Plant ecology, physiology  and environmental science
Annemieke Gärdenäs
Johan Uddling

Aquatic ecotoxicology
Thomas Backhaus

For PhD- students

This group is advisory to the management when it comes to strategic planning of cooperation and outreach activities. The group includes six persons and meet when needed but at least twice per semester.


Kristina "Snuttan" Sundell, vice prefect

Additional members

Erik Salmonson, communication officer and coordinator for cooperation and outreach
Catharina Olsson
Henrik Nilsson
Sven Toresson

Angela Wulff, vice prefect with responsibility for postgraduate education

Additional examiners for doctoral studies
Staffan Andersson
Henrik Aronsson
Michael Axelsson
Thomas Backhaus
Thrandur Björnson
Malin Celander
Ingela Dahllöf
Adrian Clarke
Charlotta Kvarnemo
Mari Källersjö
Mats Olsson
Bengt Oxelman
Håkan Pleijel
Joachim Sturve
Kristina Sundell
Cornelia Spetea Wiklund
Angela Wulff

Daniela Gomez Martinez
Niklas Warwas
Heléne Aronsson
Kim van Maldegem

Work environment
See internal pages Staff portal

Environmental coordinators
See internal pages Staff portal

Roger Eriksson
Michael Axelsson

Michael Axelsson