University of Gothenburg

Jenny Egardt

Centre Coordinator

Jenny Egardt has a background in marine ecology and microbiology. She did her PhD on effects of leisure boats in shallow coastal areas, studying occurrence and potential impact of anchor damage, antifouling paints and sea floor litter.
Current research areas include emissions of scrubber and bilge water from the shipping industry and the impact these emissions have on marine zooplankton communities.

Contact: jenny.egardt@bioenv.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit her personal page.

Jenny Egardt
Jenny Egardt
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Daniel Slunge

Centre Director
Daniels research focuses on the analysis of policy instruments for chemicals, economic valuation, risk perception and how different assessment methods can contribute to decisions for a more sustainable development. He teaches at the doctoral level on research-policy interaction and risk analysis, and at masters level on sustainability assessment and environmental economic policy instruments. Daniel combines research and teaching with active participation in government investigations and collaborations with, e.g., Sida, the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and the European Chemicals Agency. In addition, he has extensive international experience from collaborations in East Africa and Latin America and with international organisations such as the World Bank, OECD and UNEP.

Contact: daniel.slunge@gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit his personal page. 

Daniel Slunge
Daniel Slunge
Bethanie Carney Almroth
Bethanie Carney Almroth

Lena Gipperth

Lena Gipperth's research interests are within the fields of Environmental law, Marine governance, Water management
Her thesis is a study of legal techniques for the achievement of objectives relating to environmental quality and primarily of environmental quality standards.

Multidisciplinary research projects concerning achievement of environmental quality objectives: project leader in the programme Sustainable Coastal Zone Management. She also runs the project Designing legal structures and instruments supporting sustainable climate policy which is a part of a social science research program on ways to achieve the Swedish climate objective. 

Contact: lena.gipperth@law.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit her personal page.

Lena Gipperth
Lena Gipperth
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Martin Hassellöv

Martin Hassellöv has a background in the role of particles in transport and bioavailability of metals in aquatic systems (limnic, marine and urban waters and sediments). His expertise in natural colloids has progressed into the environmental risk research of synthetic nanomaterials, where characterization, analysis and studies of fate and transport have been his own focus areas. More recently he is building up a research group focusing on marine micro- and nano-litter, including but not limited to microplastic particles.

Within FRAM I mainly contribute with exposure assessments, and contaminant fate in aquatic ecosystems, and the development of fate assessment models.

Contact: martin.hassellov@gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit his personal page.

Martin Hassellöv
Martin Hassellöv

Erik Kristiansson 

Erik Kristiansson works at the Chalmers University of Technology and is a biostatistician and bioinformatician with a strong interest in the analysis and modelling of big and complex data sets. His research is especially focused on the interpretation of high-dimensional molecular data within the environmental sciences and its application to the discovery of gene signatures in organisms exposed to pollutants.

In FRAM, I provide expertise in statistics, including the design of experiments, handling of the data and interpretation of the results. Statistical modelling is essential to incorporate and estimate uncertainties in chemical risk assessment.

Contact: erik.kristiansson@chalmers.se
For more contact details and publications, visit his personal page at Chalmers University of Technology.

Erik Kristiansson
Erik Kristiansson

Sverker Molander

Sverker Molander develops and applies different systems approaches in his research on human induced environmental change and its mitigation. He is particularly involved in studies related to risks from nanoparticles, chemicals and energy systems based on renewable sources. The methods applied are assessments of ecological/environmental risks and substance/material flows often with a product chain/life-cycle perspective and a focus on emissions and exposure models. Current research also include interdisciplinary collaboration with social scientists regarding risk and means of control.

Within FRAM I work with relevant indicators and systems for the description of environmental repercussions of chemicals.

Contact: sverker.molander@chalmers.se
For more contact details and publications, visit his personal page on Chalmers University of Technology.

Sverker Molander
Sverker Molander
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Pernilla Rendahl

Pernilla Rendahl defended her doctoral thesis on cross-border consumption taxation of digital services and proposed further development of guidelines at both the OECD and EU level to resolve double taxation and double non-taxation issues in the value added tax. Since then both the OECD and the EU has created such guidelines. Main interest is identifying inconsistencies and question them based on theories of legislative effectiveness, certainty, equality and fairness.

My role in FRAM is to assist with the tax law perspective, considering different suitable instruments to reach the goal of FRAM.

Contact: pernilla.rendahl@law.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit her personal page.

Pernilla Rendahl
Pernilla Rendahl
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Thomas Sterner

Thomas Sterner is a Professor of Environmental Economics whose work is focused on the design of policy instruments to deal with resource and environmental problems. He has built up the Unit for Environmental Economics at UGot as a leading European centre for environmental economics that gives a unique PhD program in climate economics with students from developing countries.

In FRAM I focus on the design of policy instruments to deal with problems related to the use of chemicals that imply problems from the viewpoint of health or environmental quality.

Contact: thomas.sterner@economics.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit his personal page.

Thomas Sterner
Thomas Sterner
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Jessica Coria

Jessica Coria's main research interest is the optimal design of environmental policies. A major focus of her current research is the effects of the multi-governance of environmental issues and pollutants’ interactions on optimal policy design. The fact that pollutants interact and that regulatory strategies and policies in place in most countries disregard the existence of cross effects between pollutants imply that actual regulations are not optimal and might lead to unintended side effects. The research evaluates the performance of different instrument combinations and identifies the institutional arrangements needed for effective coordination and implementation of integrated pollution management.

My role in FRAM is to identify and propose policy options for accounting for chemical mixture effects. I also participate in the development of case studies where our policy suggestions can be tested along a gradient of societal, economic and political systems.

Contact: jessica.coria@economics.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit her personal page.

Jessica Coria
Jessica Coria
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Thomas Backhaus

Thomas Backhaus main research interest is the toxicology and ecotoxicology of chemical mixtures and its regulatory assessment. In this context he has been working with several regulatory authorities in Europe and elsewhere. Additional research interests include the environmental assessment of emerging pollutants (e.g. pharmaceuticals, veterinary drugs, biocides, nanoparticles) and the substitution of hazardous chemicals. He is currently co-leading the risk characterization work of the OECD project on combined exposures and OSPARs intersessional communication group on cumulative stressors.

Contact: thomas.backhaus@bioenv.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit his personal page.

Thomas Backhaus
Thomas Backhaus

Natàlia Corcoll

Natàlia is a biologist and ecotoxicologist with a strong interest in studying the impact of toxic chemicals, among other stressors, on the structure, function and tolerance development of algal and microbial communities. Her research is based on experimental lab work and field surveys using a combination of ecophysiological and genomics methods. 

Contact: natalia.corcoll@bioenv.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit her personal page.

Natàlia Corcoll
Natàlia Corcoll

Ingela Dahllöf

Ingela Dahllöf is a marine ecotoxicologist with a background in biogeochemistry and microbiology. Her main research interests are understanding effects on a community and ecosystem level, tolerance and cost of living in contaminated environments, and effects on ecosystem services such as nitrogen cycling and productivity.

In FRAM I am responsible for effect studies of chemical mixtures both experimentally in the laboratory and in the field.

Contact: ingela.dahllof@gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit her personal page.

Ingela Dahllöf
Ingela Dahllöf
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Åsa Arrhenius

Åsa Arrhenius' background is within ecotoxicology of chemical mixtures mainly to microbial communities. Other areas of interest has been ecotoxicology of pharmaceutical and biocides especially antifouling biocides and their mixtures.

Contact: asa.arrhenius@bioenv.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit her personal page.

Åsa Arrhenius
Åsa Arrhenius
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Mikael Gustavsson

Researcher at Dept of Biological & Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Mikael Gustavsson primarily works with risk assessment of chemical mixtures in the aquatic environment. He is interested in understanding how the chemical use influences the environment, specifically focusing on the distribution of positive and negative effects of chemical use between the individual parts of our society.

Within FRAM I mainly work with modelling the chemical emission from human activities into the aquatic environment.

Contact: mikael.gustavsson@bioenv.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit his personal page.

Mikael Gustavsson
Mikael Gustavsson
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Pedro Inostroza

Researcher at Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Pedro Inostroza has a scientific background in environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology in aquatic ecosystems. He conducted his PhD at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and I received his PhD degree from the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Natural Sciences at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany).
His research interests span from occurrence, dynamic and fate of micropollutants in the aquatic systems until their effects at genetic/genomics level.

In FRAM, I contribute to investigate the effect of organic micropollutants on natural aquatic ecosystems. I also participate conducting environmental risk assessment of complex chemical mixtures.

Contact: pedro.inostroza@bioenv.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit his personal page.

Pedro Inostroza
Pedro Inostroza
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Julia Johansson

PhD student at the Department of Law, with a special focus on Environmental Law

Julia Johansson has a Masters of Law from University of Gothenburg. The title of her PhD project is "The Notion of Risk within Chemicals Legislation". Her research aims to analyze the connection between gender and environmental issues, such as handling of chemicals.

In FRAM, I assist with the legal understanding and analysis of the consequences different types of regulations concerning chemicals have.

Contactjulia.johansson@law.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit her personal page.

Julia Johansson
Julia Johansson
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Jimmy Karlsson

PhD student at the Department of Economics

Jimmys research interest broadly covers environmental economics, labor economics and industrial organization. His current project is an empirical evaluation of the labor market impacts of climate policy in Sweden.

Within FRAM, I assist Jessica Coria in projects related to the regulation of chemicals in Sweden and the EU. In particular, I am involved in research on the political economy of REACH and the use of pesticides in Sweden.

Contact: jimmy.karlsson@economics.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit his personal page.

Jimmy Karlsson
Jimmy Karlsson
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Joana Pedroso

PhD student at the Dept of Law

Joana Pedroso has an LL.M. in International and EU Tax Law and an LL.M. in International Environmental Law. Her current project is a Ph.D. research on the subject of the EU State aid law applied to environmental taxes, such as taxes on chemicals and harmful substances.

I am particularly interested in bringing the environmental perspective into the EU law, EU tax law and EU State aid law discourses, as well as to improve the synergy of environmental related research.

Contact: joana.pedroso@law.gu.se
For more contact details and publications, visit her personal page.

Joana Pedroso
Joana Pedroso
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Tabea Mumberg

PhD student at the Dept of Earth Sciences

Tabea has a background in environmental chemistry and marine science. Her current PhD project is focused on contaminant hydrogeology and environmental science in the project "Artificial groundwater recharge – A shortcut for harmful poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) into groundwater systems and drinking water supplies – Can we avoid this?".
She studies the input of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to groundwater systems and drinking water supplies during managed aquifer recharge to understand the fate of these contaminants in raw water systems and looks at possible treatment steps to meet upcoming drinking water guidelines.

Contact: tabea.mumberg@gu.se
For more contact detailsand publications, visit her personal page.

 

 

 

Tabea Mumberg
Tabea Mumberg