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We have two postdoc positions now OPEN. We are looking for:

1) An applied statistician / quantitative ecologist with a keen interest in ecology, to work on joint species distribution models, community structure and species richness

estimators using large datasets of insect community composition.

2) A community ecologist with a firm grip on quantitative methods, to work on phenological patterns of insect species and address questions related to spatial variation in ecosystem functions.

The postdocs will have access to unprecedented datasets on insect community composition compiled through the metabarcoding of >8000 insect community samples collected over 12 months sampling in Sweden and Madagascar. The positions will be associated with the Swedish Museum of Natural History, in close collaboration with Tomas Roslin at SLU Uppsala and Ayco Tack at Stockholm University.

For enquiries, please contact Tomas Roslin ( and/or Ayco Tack (

The positions will have a likely start in January/February 2022. APPLY HERE

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We encourage you to apply for independent funding to come and work with us either as part of the IBA team or in collaboration. The main funding opportunities in Sweden include:

  • Swedish Research Council:

  • The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS):

  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual fellowships: link

There are also many private foundations that fund projects in specific areas that might be relevant to your work with IBA. Get in touch if you are interested and together we can find the best funding opportunities available and help you with your project application.

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We are transforming the IBA into a long term monitoring project and we need your help to take care of one of our traps. By becoming a trap manager you will help us maintain weekly sampling of insect communities in Sweden. To express your interest in becoming a trap manager for IBA send us an email using the contact form below.

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Natural History Museum of Sweden
Insect Biome Atlas
Svante Arrhenius väg 3
115 18 Stockholm

+46 0701497322

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