Patrik Kraufvelin was born in Kronoby, Finland, in 1966. He began to study environmental and marine biology at Åbo Akademi University in Åbo/Turku, Finland, in 1985, and he received the M.S. degree in 1991, the Ph.D. degree in 2001, and the Title of Docent in 2005. Presently, he lives in Hanko and holds a position as a Senior Researcher at Aronia Coastal Zone Research Team in Ekenäs. His research interests are marine benthic population and community ecology (macroalgae and macroinvertebrates), coastal eutrophication, and environmental problems of the sea (including climate change and introduced species), marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, marine mesocosms and microcosms, and experimental design and statistical analysis. He carries out field work and supervises research in the Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland and the Archipelago Sea), in the Oslofjord in Norway (at Marine Research Station Solbergstrand) and takes part in international marine ecological cooperation at the European and the global levels. He has served as an Associate Editor for marine biology since 2007 and is a frequently used referee for almost 30 international scientific journals.
Biography Updated on 21 January 2013