Jón S. Ólafsson

Secretary

Jón S. Ólafsson

Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Iceland

 


I am a freshwater ecologist at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute and a Guest Professor at the Agricultural University of Iceland. My current field of research focuses mainly on structure and function of stream ecosystems. Previously I have been involved in research projects on ecology of glacier fed rivers in Europe, ecological succession of kettle-hole ponds in connection to retreating glaciers and ecology of thermokarst ponds in the highlands of Iceland in relations to thawing palsa formations. For the last ten years I have been involved in work lead by CAFF on Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) focusing on freshwater biodiversity and am currently a member of the Terrestrial Working Group organized by International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), where I represent Iceland.