Sara Cousins

Sara Cousins

Professor i naturgeografi

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Works at Department of Physical Geography
Telephone 08-16 47 67
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 8
Room T 424
Postal address Inst för naturgeografi 106 91 Stockholm

About me

I combine plant community ecology and landscape history to explore effects of fragmentation and land use change on plant community composition and diversity. How people, livestock and physical constraints have shaped plant communities over time is particularly fascinating. I am a professor in Physical Geography and associate professor (Docent) in Plant Ecology.


I teach landscape ecology and biogeography and supervise students at both bachelor and master level. I especially enjoy teaching field courses and its many opportunities to explore the interaction between plant and animal communities, edaphic properties and land use in action.


My research revolves around how species, communities and biodiversity respond with time to changing landscape patterns, habitat loss, fragmentation and global change which is one of the most important theoretical and conservation challenges in ecology today. Connectivity and dispersal in past, present and future landscapes are key points of my research. To link processes occurring in different ecosystems to landscape patterns and global change are central research activities within the group of postdocs and PhD-students.

For more information, please visit my Google Scholar profile or Research Gate.

My orcid id: 0000-0003-2656-2645



Last updated: May 31, 2018

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