Research

My main research interests are in the mechanisms behind species diversity patterns and in the effects of land use on biodiversity.

On the broadest scale I (together with Roland Jansson) develop and test a new theory about the evolutionary consequences of climatic fluctuations caused by variations in Earth’s orbit. On the regional to local scale I study boreal diversity of vascular plants, liverworts, mosses, and lichens. Fundamental questions concern the wide range of species richness attained in different parts of the landscape and along the course of rivers as well as the occurrence of spatial correlations in species richness among organism groups.

My work on effects of land use include effects of river regulation, conventional forestry, slash removal from clear-cuts for energy production, and wood ash recycling. I have also studied the efficiency of buffer strips of riparian forest for bryophyte conservation. I also work with assessments of the fragmentation by dams and degree of regulation in the World’s large river systems.

Previously, I have evaluated methods to date when a tree was uprooted and applied these methods to reconstruct the long-term dynamics of this natural forest floor disturbance.

Landscape ecology group

Publications

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Andersson, Jon
Hjältén, Joakim
Dynesius, Mats

Wood-Inhabiting Beetles in Low Stumps, High Stumps and Logs on Boreal Clear-Cuts: Implications for Dead Wood Management
PLoS ONE, 10(3)

2015

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Wasof, Safaa
Lenoir, Jonathan
Aarrestad, Per Arild; et al.

Disjunct populations of European vascular plant species keep the same climatic niches
Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24(12): 1401-1412

2015

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Dynesius, Mats

Slow recovery of bryophyte assemblages in middle-aged boreal forests regrown after clear-cutting
Biological Conservation, 191: 101-109

2015

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Hudson, Lawrence N.
Newbold, Tim
Contu, Sara; et al.

The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts
Ecology and Evolution, 4(24): 4701-4735

2014

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Dynesius, Mats
Jansson, Roland

Persistence of within-species lineages: a neglected control of speciation rates
Evolution, 68(4): 923-934

2014

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Lenoir, Jonathan
Graae, Bente Jessen
Aarrestad, Per Arild; et al.

Local temperatures inferred from plant communities suggest strong spatial buffering of climate warming across Northern Europe
Global Change Biology, 19(5): 1470-1481

2013

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Andersson, Jon
Hjältén, Joakim
Dynesius, Mats

Long-term effects of stump harvesting and landscape composition on beetle assemblages in the hemiboreal forest of Sweden.
Forest Ecology and Management, 271: 75-80

2012

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Dynesius, Mats

Responses of bryophytes to wood-ash recycling are related to their phylogeny and pH ecology
Perspectives in plant ecology, evolution and systematics, 14(1): 21-31

2012

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Johansson, Therese
Andersson, Jon
Hjältén, Joakim; et al.

Short-term responses of beetle assemblages to wildfire in a region with more than 100 years of fire suppression
Insect Conservation and Diversity, 4(2): 142-151

2011

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Dynesius, Mats
Gibb, Heloise
Hjältén, Joakim

Surface covering of downed logs: Drivers of a neglected process in dead wood ecology
PLoS ONE, 5(10): e13237-

2010

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