Doctor of Philosophy, University Umeå, Sweden, 1987.
Assistant professor Natural Science Research Council, Umeå, Sweden, 1990-1994. Associate professor University Umeå, Sweden, 1994-1996. Science research director Swedish Biodiversity Center, Uppsala, Sweden, since 1996.
Advisory board Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, Stockholm, 1989-1991. Reference group Swedish Nature Science Research Council, Stockholm, 1993-1995.
Member New York Academy of Sciences, Tropica Biology Association (council).
Married Eva M. Pontén, September 23, 1987. Children: Emeli, Jonathan, Moa, Sebastian.