Meet the experts

isabelIsabel C Barrio, Agricultural University of Iceland

Isabel is an Associate Professor at the Agricultural University of Iceland where she teaches a course in Rangeland Ecology and Management. Her research focuses on the ecological impacts of sheep grazing in Iceland.

 

daveDavid Hik, Simon Fraser University

David is a Professor in Ecology at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He has been studying plant-herbivore interactions in the North for several decades, including snow geese in La Pérouse Bay and collared pikas in the Yukon.

 

ingaIngibjörg Svala Jónsdóttir, University of Iceland

Ingibjörg Svala is a Professor in Ecology at the University of Iceland. Her research addresses how ongoing environmental changes will affect tundra ecosystems, from the sub-arctic in Iceland to the High Arctic in Svalbard.

 

oliÓlafur Arnalds, Agricultural University of Iceland

Ólafur is a soil scientist and Professor at the Agricultural University of Iceland. His work on soil erosion, dust storms and desertification in Iceland emphasizes the need to protect a vital resource for life on Earth: soils.

 

egillEgill Erlendsson, University of Iceland

Egill is a Professor at the University of Iceland. He is a palaeoecologist and thanks to his work we know better what the landscapes of Iceland looked like in the past, before humans (and sheep) arrived.

 

thorunnÞórunn Pétursdóttir, Soil Conservation Service of Iceland

Þórunn is a restoration ecologist working for the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland. Her research deals with the implementation of participatory approaches in Iceland and how to evaluate the socioecological effects of restoring natural capital of degraded ecosystems.

 

johannJóhann Þórsson, Soil Conservation Service of Iceland

Jóhann is a senior research scientist and project manager at the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland. Johann’s research interests include land degradation processes, land use issues, land management and land condition monitoring.

 

bjornBjörn Helgi Barkarson, Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources

Björn works at the Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources, where he is responsible for issues in the field of sustainable land management, including forestry, soil conservation and ecosystem restoration.

 

bryndisBryndís Marteinsdóttir, Soil Conservation Service of Iceland

Bryndís works at the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, where she is coordinating GróLind, a pioneering monitoring program for sustainable management of grazing resources in Iceland.

 

taraTara Mulloy, Simon Fraser University

Tara is a MSc student at Simon Fraser University and the Agricultural University of Iceland. She spends her summers in the highland rangelands of Iceland looking at the combined effect of fertilizers and grazing on vegetation.

 

unnsteinnUnnsteinn Snorrason, Sheep Farmers’ Association

Unnsteinn is the director of the Sheep Farmers’ Association of Iceland and is a sheep farmer himself. He has a background as a farm technician and has worked for the National Farmers’ Association and the Icelandic Agricultural Advisory Centre.

 

anjaAnja Mager, Agricultural University of Iceland

Anja is a sheep farmer and student at the Agricultural University of Iceland. She is from Germany but she has been living in Iceland for more than 10 years, and she has a very interesting perspective about the sustainability of sheep grazing in Iceland.

 


nannaNanna Höjgaard Grettirsdóttir

Finally, this project would not have been possible without the help of Nanna, her technical skills and infinite patience! Nanna works for the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Iceland.