Umeå University is leading the Odysseus project. Göran Englund acts as project coordinator, seconded by Gunnar Öhlund. We also run studies about colonization capacities of different fish species (WP1) and studies of extinction risks in fragmented fish populations (WP2).
Professor Göran Englund is the principal investigator and coordinator of ODYSSEUS. He is professor in animal ecology at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University. He did his undergraduate studies at Umeå University, followed by post doc sessions at University of Kentucky, Lexington, and University of California, Santa Barbara. His research has covered a wide variety of fields, including ecology of stream communities, scaling theory, effects of temperature on species interactions and species distributions, as well as the role of barriers for large-scale distribution patterns of fish.
Gunnar Öhlund is an aquatic ecologist who did his postgraduate studies at Umeå University. His research interests generally revolve around the role of predators in structuring aquatic ecosystems. More specifically, his research focuses on how environmental factors alter predator-prey interactions, how predators can change the size structure of prey populations, and how these predator-induced changes affect aquatic ecosystems.
Carina Lundmark of Luleå University will be leading Working Package 4, investigating end user values and engaging with stakeholders.
Assoc. Prof. Carina Lundmark, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, is a political scientist with long experience in interdisciplinary research on participation and stakeholder involvement in natural resource management (e.g. water and wildlife). She currently explores competing environmental objectives and interests in freshwater systems affected by dams and weirs through document analyses and in-depth interviews.