Log In

Margareta Ihse Edit Profile


Margareta Ihse, Swedish biogeographer. Recipient Gold medal, Royal Swedish Academy Agriculture and Forestry, award, Stockholm University, Native Conservation prize, Swedish Agricultural University, 2010; Research grant, Environment Research Council, 1997—2002.


Ihse, Margareta was born on August 16, 1943 in Hässleholm, Sweden. Daughter of Georg and Anna-Greta Jönsson.


Master of Science, Lund University, Sweden, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 1979.


Senior researcher Sweden Military Defense Research institute, Stockholm. Lecturer Secondary school, 1968—1973. Senior lecturer Kalmar High School, Sweden, 1980—1981.

Researcher Stockholm University, 1981—1985, senior lecturer, 1992—1997, professor, 1997—2009. Assistant professor Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 1986—1992. Adjunct lecturer Teachers High School, Malmö, Sweden.

Vice president Swedish Royal Academy Forestry and Agriculture, Stockholm, 2000—2004.


  • Achievements include development of geographical methods, based on remote sensing and cartography, to analyse the landscape. Development of methods from use and interpretation in Centre for Industrial Research aerial photographs for national nature conservation inventories of object of high nature conservancy value in forests and cultural landscapes. Development of landscapes changes of importance for biodiversity.

    Research in vegetation mapping, vegetation inventories and nature conservancy planning and management.


1st vice president Swedish Society Nature Conservation, Stockholm, 1987—1993. Board member World Wildlife Fund., 1993—2006, Swedish Forest Agency, Jönköping. Governmental appointed expert Swedish Government Science Council Biodiversity, Stockholm, since 2007.

Senior environmental adviser Swedish Road Agency, Borlänge, 1991—2009. Board member Center Transdisciplinary Environmental Research, Stockholm, 1991—2008. Governmental appointed expert Council Nordic Ministers, 1999—2007.

Chairman environmental committee Royal Academy Forestry and Agriculture, 2000—2006. Board member King Carl Gustaf´s foundation Environment, 2007. Correspondent member International Union Conservation Nature, Gland, Switzerland, 1984—2009.

Vice chairman Swedish EP, Research Council Terrestrial Ecology, 1989—1993, SJFR, Council Agricultural and Forestry Research Sweden, Stockholm, 1999—2000. Appointed expert European Union Research Committee, Brussel, 1995—2001, Swedish Council Planning and Coordination Research, Stockholm, 1995—1999, Norwegian Research Council, Oslo, 1996—1997, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Environmental Committee, Stockholm, 1997—2001, Formas, Stockholm, 2002—2005, International Institute Applied Systems Analysis, Laxemburg, Austria, 2006—2006, European Council Research and Applied programs Cooperation in Science and Technology Action, Barcelona, 2006—2007, International Standarisation Committee, Stockholm, 2006—2008. Department board member Bank Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, 2002—2006.

Appointed expert Lund University. Fellow: International Association Landscape Ecology (vice president 1999—2006, chairman 1998—2008), Swedish Royal Academy Forestry Agriculture (vice president 2000-2004), New Idun, Association Art and Science Women. Member: World Wide Fund (Sweden) (council member 2006), Swedish Botanical Society, Swedish Cartographic Society, Swedish Society Anthropology and Geography, Nordic Association Cultural Landscapes.


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, travel.


Married Christer Ihse, August 17, 1968. Children: Magnus, Elisabet.

Georg Jönsson

Anna-Greta Jönsson

Christer Ihse

Magnus Ihse

Elisabet Ihse