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.

Student representative 2022

Photo: Måns Salomonsen

Viktor Gårdman

“My name is Viktor Gårdman, and I am the new NABiS student representative. I did my bachelor’s in biology at SLU and am currently doing my master at Uppsala University. My favorite group of organisms are insects and I love field work, preferably in forest habitats. For my master thesis I will evaluate the catchements of Malaise traps and look at how the species caught in Malaise traps move in their surrounding environment.
If you have any questions regarding the student experience of the NABiS master program don’t hesitate to ask me!”

Former student representatives

Siri Englund – Uppsala University 2021

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.