Kristine Lund Björnås
My research focus is on spatially explicit models to describe salmon and trout habitat in streams. The thought is that if you can realistically describe ecological processes in the form of mechanistic models, you can also virtually experiment with different environmental management scenarios and predict which one(s) would be most useful in a given system. Models are also increasingly important to predict the effect that climate change will have on our watercourses. In many situations I'm an advocate for individual-based/agent-based modelling (IBM/ABM) as a tool, in favor for trial and error.
I'm also interested in evidence-based environmental management and systematic literature reviews on a general basis.
I am feature in several ecology- and conservation biology courses within the bachelor program in Biology and master program in Conservation biology.
I believe that international relations and interdisciplinary research is important to tackle the global challenges of our time and age.
I'm involved in the KK Eflows project, with partners in the hydropower industry and in DHI.
I also have ongoing collaborations with colleagues at Lund Universitym, at the Finnish Natural History Museum and Jyväskylä University, among others.