Ylva Sjöberg

Ylva Sjöberg

Associate Professor


My research focuses on hydrology in arctic permafrost environments, leveraging on both field-based and modeling techniques. My ongoing projects target climate change impacts on hydrology in the boreal-arctic transition zone (together with the USGS and Oak Ridge Nat. Lab.), permafrost dynamics in peatlands (with Stockholm University and Oak Ridge Nat. Lab.), and catchment-scale hydrology and transport in continuous permafrost environments (with the Swedish Nuclear Waste Management Co. and Umeå University).

I'm co-supervising three PhD projects: 

  • Elin Jutebring Sterte (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Biogeochemical transport processes in catchments across a climatic gradient from periglacial tundra through subarctic boreal to humid continental climate
  • Alexa Hinzman (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) “Permafrost thaw and Arctic rivers”
  • Sebastian Zastruzny (University of Copenhagen) "Quantifying the release of nutrients from changing permafrost"


  • Member of the core group for the international industry-academic research network and project CatchNet - Catchment Transport adn Cryo-Hydrology. 
  • Co-chair of Int. Permafrost Ass. Standing Committee of Education and Outreach.
  • Science lead of the science-art project "Thawing Science Stories", within the Frozen Ground Cartoon family.

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