Why should we study biodiversity and systematics?

In this programme, students are trained to gain the systematic and taxonomic expertise needed in our society to be able to take action against loss of biodiversity. NABiS is directed to students who are interested in a career as a nature conservation manager (public administrator or private consultant), officer at government agencies (Environmental Protection Agency, Swedish biodiversity Centre etc.) or non-governmental organizations (World Wildlife Foundation, Nature Conservation Organizations etc.), manager of biodiversity infrastructures (GBIF etc.) or want to pursue an academic career as a museum curator or university researcher.

NABiS was established in 2012 and since then, about 25-30 students have graduated with a master’s degree. A little under 10 students are admitted annually but there is room for expansion.

Student representative 2021

Siri Englund

siri.englund.9615 [at] student.uu.se

My name is Siri Englund, and I am the new the NABiS student representative. I did my bachelor’s in biology at Stockholm University and currently doing my master at Uppsala University. My main interest is marine invertebrates and for my master thesis I will do a taxonomic and phylogenetic study of an Acoela genus. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the NABiS master program and I will do my best to answer!


Former student representatives

Hanne Petlund – Norwegian University of Science and Technology – 2020

Lovisa Thilen – Uppsala University – 2019

Jonathan Pforr – Uppsala University – 2018

On Facebook

On Facebook there is a group where students and teachers can share information. It is not at all mandatory to join the group but will hopefully be beneficial for those who do. The group is simply called NABiS and can be found here or through a Facebook search. However, it should be noted that this website is the students’ main source for information and students shouldn’t go amiss though they don’t join the Facebook group.