In my research, I have a general interest in drivers of community structure and ecosystem functioning. In the past, my investigations on biotic and abiotic drivers of community structure have been carried out in aquatic and terrestrial systems separately and in the aquatic-terrestrial interface. In other studies, I have explored how ecosystem functions (i.e. ecosystem processes) are influenced by species community structure (i.e. richness and/or composition), and how and why species loss may affect these functions. Ultimately, I aim at being able to quantify the relative importance of direct and indirect effects of drivers of community change, and the direct effects of community change (i.e. species loss), on ecosystem function, to assess how the services ecosystems provide with may be affected by natural and unnatural variation in environments and community structures (e.g. Jonsson and Wardle 2010).
Publications during position at Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, Sweden
Jonsson, M., Bell, D., Hjältén, J., Rooke, T. and Scogings, P.F. 2010. Do mammalian herbivores influence invertebrate communities via changes in the vegetation? Results from a preliminary survey in Kruger National Park, South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 27: 39–44
Dubey, B., Zhao, T.G., Jonsson, M. & Rahmanov, H. 2010. A solution to the accelerated-predator-satiety Lotka-Volterra predator-prey problem using Boubaker polynomial expasion scheme. Journal of Theoretical Biology 264: 154-160.
Jonsson, M., Yeates, G.W. and Wardle, D.A. 2009. Patterns of invertebrate density and taxonomic richness across gradients of area, isolation, and vegetation diversity in a lake-island system. Ecography 32: 963-972.