Roland Jansson

Contact Information

Position:

Senior lecturer

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Works at:

Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Address:

Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå
Sverige

Visiting Address:

Uminova Science Park, plan 3, Tvistevägen 48, Umeå

Tel:

+46 90 786 95 73

Email:

roland.jansson@emg.umu.seEmail 2

roland.jansson@umu.seEmail 1

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Web Page:

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Research

My main research interest is to explain patterns in biodiversity: Why are there more species in some places than others? I'm also interested in human impacts on ecosystems, such as climate change and hydropower, and ways to restore degraded ecosystems. My research has two major themes: (1) The evolutionary consequences of climatic fluctuations in the past, and the implications of such climatic shifts for macroecological patterns, and (2) the ecology of plant communities.

Research

The Earth is subject to climatic shifts occurring on time-scales of thousands to hundreds of thousand years caused by periodical changes in Earth's orbit. Climatic shifts affect the probability of survival and divergence of gene pools, and geographical variation in the magnitude of climatic shifts may cause a range of biological phenomena, such as global patterns in diversification, range-sizes and characteristics of species. I study these issues together with Mats Dynesius. In addition, I study a range of issues related to plant communities, such as the effects of climate change, the spread of invasive species and the importance of dispersal in structuring species composition. I also study ecological effects of damming and water-level regulation, and methods to restore stream ecosystems.

Member of Faculty of 1000 Biology in the section for spatial ecology and landscape ecology. Read my evaluations of papers here.

Scientific editor for the ecology section of Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (Wiley)

PhD-students

Lenka Juglerova

Teaching

I'm course co-ordinator for the advanced level course in Conservation Biology. I also teach plant and community ecology, such as the ecology of aquatic plants.

CV

Landscape ecology group

Publications

Author

Title

Year sorteringsordning

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Dynesius, Mats
Jansson, Roland

Persistence of within-species lineages: a neglected control of speciation rates
Evolution

2014

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Nilsson, Christer
Jansson, Roland
Kuglerova, Lenka; et al.

Boreal riparian vegetation under climate change
Ecosystems (New York. Print), 16(3): 401-410

2013

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Dietrich, Anna
Nilsson, Christer
Jansson, Roland

Phytometers are underutilised for evaluating ecological restoration
Basic and Applied Ecology, 14(5): 369-377

2013

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Dawson, Michael N.
Algar, Adam C.
Antonelli, Alexandre; et al.

An horizon scan of biogeography
Frontiers of Biogeography, 5(2): 130-157

2013

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Jansson, Roland
Rodriguez-Castaneda, Genoveva
Harding, Larisa E.

What can multiple phylogenies say about the latitudinal diversity gradient?: a new look at the tropical conservatism, out of the tropics, and diversification rate hypotheses
Evolution, 67(6): 1741-1755

2013

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Ström, Lotta
Jansson, Roland
Nilsson, Christer

Projected changes in plant species richness and extent of riparian vegetation belts as a result of climate-driven hydrological change along the Vindel River in Sweden
Freshwater Biology, 57(1): 49-60

2012

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Hof, Anouschka R
Jansson, Roland
Nilsson, Christer

The usefulness of elevation as a predictor variable in species distribution modelling
Ecological Modelling, 246: 86-90

2012

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Hof, Anouschka R.
Jansson, Roland
Nilsson, Christer

Future Climate Change Will Favour Non-Specialist Mammals in the (Sub)Arctics
PLoS ONE, 7(12): e52574-

2012

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Hof, Anouschka R
Jansson, Roland
Nilsson, Christer

How biotic interactions may alter future predictions of species distributions: future threats to the persistence of the arctic fox in Fennoscandia
Diversity & distributions, 18(6): 554-562

2012

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Ström, Lotta
Jansson, Roland
Nilsson, Christer

Projected changes in plant species richness and extent of riparian vegetation belts as a result of climate-driven hydrological change along the Vindel River in Sweden
Freshwater Biology, 57(1): 49-60

2012

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