|Member of International Editorial Board of Micologia Neotropical Aplicada, Mexico, since 1989.|
|Member of the Board of Associate Editors of the Anales del Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, 2003-2008.|
Flora of Ecuador 1975-1979.
Nordic Journal of Botany (section Tropical Botany) 1981-1982.
|Member of NFR´s (= National Science Research Council, Sweden) Committee for Publication 1980-1986.|
|Member of the Editorial Board of Nordic Journal of Botany 1997-2001.|
|Board Member (Swedish representative) of the Nordic Journal of Botany 1996 – 2000.|
|1992 -||Member of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Göteborg|
|1996 -2008||Vice Secretary and member of the Board of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Göteborg |
|University of Gothenburg, Sweden:|
|Numerous courses on a wide variety of subjects within the field of botany (including mycology and ecology). |
University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica:
|"Vascular plant taxonomy with special emphasis on the Tropics". (Jan - Mar 1985)|
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii:
|"Island Biogeography; principles of dispersal and evolution". (Jan - Mar 1988)|
|"Myxomycetes; structure, life cycle, and phylogenetic aspects". (Mar - Apr 1988)|
Numerous seminars on various topics within the field of botany (including mycology) at the universities of Göteborg, Lund, Stockholm, Umeå, Uppsala (Sweden), universities of Aarhus and Copenhagen (Denmark), Charles Darwin Research Station (Galápagos Islands), Louisiana State University, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Bishop Museum in Honolulu, University of Arizona in Tucson (USA).
Since 1974 supervisor or assistant supervisor of research done by students at the Botanical Institute, University of Gothenburg. Responsibilities include suggestion of thesis topics and guidance of individual students in their research career up to the level of Dr. Phil. Most of the theses have been on taxonomy, morphology, and evolution of selected groups of angiosperms, one has been on bryology, one on myxomycetes.
Faculty´s Examiner of the following theses:
|P. O. Karlström: "Embryological studies in the Acanthaceae". |
University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1974.
|K. Bremer: "A taxonomic revision of Relhania and Rosenia (Compositae)". |
Stockholm University, Sweden, 1976.
|K. Haraldsson: "Anatomy and taxonomy of Polygonaceae subfam. Polygonoideae". |
Uppsala University, Sweden, 1978.
|M. Seeta Rama Rao: "Embryological studies in Amaranthaceae and Chenopodiaceae". |
Andhra University, India, 1979.
|O. Hamann: "Studies in Galápagos vegetation: a summary of investigations during the period 1971-1980". University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1981. |
|A. Wiklund: "Some genera in the Inula group (Asteraceae- Inuleae)". |
Stockholm University, Sweden, 1986.
|T. Ukkola: "Tanzanian Myxomycetes to the end of 1995". |
University of Helsinki, Finland, 1998.
Congresses, Workshops etc.
|2013||Symposium on nivicolous Myxomycetes (Giornate internazionali di ricerca e di studio delle specie nivali dei Mixomiceti, 25o edizione). Sampeyre, Cuneo, Italy, April 24-28.|
|2011||Seventh International Congress on the Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM7). Recife, Brazil, Sept. 11-16; post-congress excursion Sept. 17-22.|
|2010||International days of research and study of nivicolous Myxomycetes (Giornate internazionali di ricerca e di studio delle specie nivali dei Mixomiceti, 22a edizione), Sampeyre, Cuneo, Italy, May 5-9.|
|2009||Symposium on nivicolous Myxomycetes (Giornate internazionali di ricerca e di studio delle specie nivali dei Mixomiceti, 21a edizione), Sampeyre, Cuneo, Italy, April 29 - May 3.|
New Mexico Mycological Society Annual Foray. Taos, New Mexico, Aug. 20-23
|2008||Symposium on nivicolous Myxomycetes (20º journées de recherche des espèces nivales de Myxomycetes. Federation Mycologique Dauphine Savoie). Méribel, France, April 27 - May 1.|
Sixth International Congress on the Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM6). Nikita Botanic Garden, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Oct. 4-11.
|2006||International days of research and study of nivicolous Myxomycetes (18° journées de recherche des espèces nivales de Myxomycetes. Federation Mycologique Dauphine Savoie). Bagni di Vinadio, Cuneo, Italy, May 5-8.|
|2005||PBI (= Planetary Biodiversity Inventory) and PEET (= Partnership to Enhancing Expertise in Taxonomy) workshop II. Finding, identifying and culturing Protostelids, Dictyostelids and Myxomycetes. Jardin Botánico, Madrid, June 6-13.|
Fifth International Congress on the Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM5). Tlaxcala, Mexico, Aug. 8-12. Own responsibilities: (1) Member of the Scientific Committee; (2) “Myxomycetes within the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative Project” (lecture); (3) “Additions to the Hawaii Myxomycetes Biota” (lecture).
|2004||Galápagos Conservation Trust Symposium. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Jersey, June 30 - July 1. Own lecture: “Aspects on the Galápagos Islands from a botanist´s point of view”.|
PBI and PEET workshop on Protostelids and Dictyostelids I. Botanical Institute and Botanical Garden, Greifswald, Germany, Aug. 7-13.
|2003||Symposium on nivicolous Myxomycetes (15° journées de recherche des espèces nivales de Myxomycetes. Federation Mycologique Dauphine Savoie). Rognaix, St Paul/Isere, France, May 8-11. |
|2002||Fourth International Congress on the Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM4). Meise, Belgium, Aug. 4-9. Own responsibilities: (1) Member of the Scientific Committee; (2) “Biodiversity of Myxomycetes in the Ecological Reserve “Alturas de Banao”, Sancti Spíritus, Cuba” (poster presentation by M. Camino Vilaro & U. Eliasson); (3) “Myxomycetes of Hawaii” (own lecture); (4)“A new tree canopy myxomycete in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park” (lecture by H. W. Keller, M. Skrabal, U. H. Eliasson & T. Gaither). |
XV Symposium of Baltic Mycologists and Lichenologists; Fungi and Lichens in a Changing Environment. Birštonas, Lithuania, Sept. 26-30.
|1999||Third International Congress on the Systematics and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM3). Beltsville, Maryland, U.S.A., July 26-31. Own responsibilities: (1) The Trichiales interest group (within workshop on Myxomycete taxonomy); (2) ”Myxomycetes on leaves in the tropical rainforest” (lecture); (3) ”Coprophilous myxomycetes; biodiversity, ecological and taxonomic observations” (lecture by H. W. Keller & U. H. Eliasson); (4) ”Caribbean Myxomycetes in the Darwin Project” (poster presentation by M. Camino Vilaró and U. H. Eliasson).|
XVI International Botanical Congress. St. Louis, U.S.A., Aug. 1-7. Own lecture within the session ”Biology of the Amaranthaceae-Chenopodiaceae Alliance” on ”Speciation patterns of Amaranthaceae in isolated habitats: Examples from the Galápagos and Hawaiian Islands”.
|1997||Symposium on nivicolous Myxomycetes (9° journées de recherche des espèces nivales de Myxomycetes. Federation Mycologique Dauphine Savoie). Rognaix, St Paul/Isere, France, May 8-11.|
|1996||Second International Congress on the Taxonomy and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM2). Madrid, Spain, April 15-19. Own lecture on ”Biogeography of Hawaii with aspects on distribution patterns of Myxomycetes”.|
|1995||Sixth Symposium on Nordic Botanical Research in the Neotropics. Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 1- 8. Own lecture on "The centrospermous families Molluginaceae, Aizoaceae and Portulacaceae in Ecuador".|
|1993||First International Congress on the Taxonomy and Ecology of Myxomycetes (ICSEM1). Chester, England, Sept. 6-11. Own lecture on "The genus Clastoderma (Myxomycetes); taxonomic evaluation and infraspecific variation of C. debaryanum". |
Biological Diversity and Ecosystem Function; Islands as Model Systems. Workshop.
The Bahamas, Oct. 7-11. Own lecture: “Patterns of diversity in Island plants”.
|1990||Fourth International Mycological Congress. Regensburg, Germany, Aug. 28 |
Sept. 3. Own lecture on "Relationships in the Liceales (Myxomycetes)”.
|1988||Tropical Forests: Botanical Dynamics, Speciation and Diversity. Symposium at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, Aug. 8-10.|
|1987||Botanical Research and Management in Galápagos. Symposium at the Charles Darwin Research Station, Galápagos Islands, April 11-18. Own lecture on "Species of Amaranthaceae in the Galápagos Islands and their affinities to species on the South American mainland".|
|1986||Current Scandinavian Botanical Research in Ecuador. Workshop at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Own lecture on "The Amaranthaceae in the New World; morphological characters and taxonomic relations".|
|1982||Biogeography of the Pacific. 10th Annual Meeting of the Association of Systematics Collections. Honolulu, Hawaii, April 23-26.|
|1981||Fifth European Physarum Meeting. Krakow, Poland, July 13-19. Own lecture on "Evolutionary interrelationships among Myxomycetes"
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