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A researcher and aquarium tanks with eelgrass
Conditions for research are excellent at Kristineberg
Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist


Kristineberg Marine Research Station offer good opportunities for researchers, for those working here all year around as well as those visiting during a shorter period. Both groups are important for Kristineberg since they enrich each other, the former by giving continuity, acting as an attracting force for visiting researchers and contributing to renewal of the infrastructure. Visiting researchers contribute by bringing new knowledge, methods and ideas.

Many of the researchers at Kristineberg belong to the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. Researchers at other departments at the University of Gothenburg and other universities are also users of Kristineberg. The proportion of researchers from abroad is high.

You can apply for funding from Sea and Society to cover costs for workshops where you gather a number of marine/maritime scientists in order to prepare transdiciplinary applications for funding from for example BONUS or Formas. Sea and Society will cover real costs for accommodation and food (not alcohol).

Researchers at Kristineberg

Researchers and other personnel below belongs to other departments, but work on a permanent basis (minimum at half-time) at Kristineberg. Projects and contact are described in more detail on website for each department.

Baden Susanne Pihl, Biological and Environmental Sciences, +46 31 786 95 27
Berggren Matz, Marine Sciences, +46 31-786 95 28
Brandt Josef, Marine Sciences,  +46 31-786 48 65

Deyanova Diana, Biological and Environmental Sciences, +46 31-786 95 09
Dupont Sam, Biological and Environmental Sciences, +46 31786 95 31

Gallego Julian, Marine Sciences, +46 765-50 63 72
Granberg Maria, IVL, +46 10-788 65 81
Gröndahl Fredrik, KTH,  +46 8-790 61 58
Gullström Martin, Biological and Environmental Sciences, +46 31-786 95 44
Gunnäs Anne, Lysekil, +46 72-145 45 96

Hassellöv Martin, Marine Sciences, +46 31-786 90 50

Infantes Oanes Eduardo, Marine Sciences, +46 31-786 00 00

Krång Anna-Sara, IVL, +46 10-788 69 12

Magnusson Kerstin, IVL, +46 10-788 69 07
Mattsson Karin, Marine Sciences

Ramesh Kirti, Biological and Environmental Sciences

Schagerström Ellen, Biological and Environmental Sciences, +46 31-786 95 27
Strand Åsa, IVL, +46 10-788 66 05
Svanberg Linda, Biological and Environmental Sciences, +46 31-786 95 30
Svärd Marie, Sea and Society, +46 73-346 75 34

Tiselius Peter, Biological and Environmental Sciences, +46 31-786 95 39

Wrange Anna-Lisa, IVL, +46 10-788 67 04

The KVA Fund

University of Gothenburg has offered funding to support internationalization and scientific renewal at the Marine Infrastructure at the University of Gothenburg, e.g. Kristineberg. The University of Gothenburg has handled applications, evaluation and allocation of funds.

There were 50 applications for 2020. The 16 projects below are approved by the KVA Fund 2020. Due to many applicants and limited funding, the accepted projects are awarded access to the infrastructure, meals and accommodation and travel funds for up to 10 000 SEK. No other costs are accepted.

When the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA in short form in Swedish) sold the real estate Kristineberg to Akademiska Hus, 30 million SEK was funded for support during approximately 10 years. This was the last call, and by the end of 2020 the KVA Fund ceases to exist.

Researcher, project name

Sam Dupont, Advanced Training: Best Practices in Ocean Acidification Research

Bela H Buck, Parasites in Blue Mussels

Pedro Martinez, Xenoturbella, the general internal anatomy as revealed by Synchrotron microtomography

Carrie J Byron, Bivalve nutritional analysis

Detlev Arendt, Marine Model Organisms in Evolution & Development (MAMED) -Practical Course in Evolutionary Developmental Biology and Neurobiology of Marine Larvae

Rodrigo Riera, Biodiversity implications of habitat fragmentation in Zostera marina meadows: Implications for conservation and restoration

Hugo De Boer, DEST Basics of Taxonomy

Leon Green, Underwater documentation techniques for scientific divers 2020

Alessa Carini, Ocean acidification and mussel larval shell matrix proteins

Sebastiaan Swart, Swedish International training on ocean Gliders (SING)

Henrik Aronsson, Can plants follow in jesus steps and walk on water?

Ferdinand Marlétas, Brittle star genomics

Anna Wåhlin, Second International Eurofleets+ course on AUVs as research tools

Giannina Hattich, The importance of genetic diversity and small-scale environmental variability in shaping key coastal ecosystems

Hugo De Boer, ForBio, STI and GGBC: Theory and Design of Taxonomic Research

Mats Lindegarth, Writing workshop on sustainable aquaculture using extractive species in rural areas

Contact at the Marine Infrastructure