Dr Lina Mtwana Nordlund

Associate Professor, 


Swedish, English
Sweden, Tanzania, United Republic of

Research Focus

🐙 BioEcoOcean Project Coordinator, a Horizon Europe funded project on biological and ecosystem ocean monitoring
🐙 Biology & Ecosystems panel member, Global Ocean Observation System (GOOS), IOC-UNESCO, seagrass lead
🐙 UN Ocean decade, Vision 2023 working group 2 member – Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity

🌊 Coasts and shallow seas
🌊 Transdisciplinary approach
🌊 Strong sustainable development
🌊 Future thinking
🌊 Social-ecological systems (focus on seagrass, fisheries, Blue food, ecosystem services and management).

🌍 Global ocean
🌍 Baltic Sea
🌏 Indo-Pacific

In my research group at Uppsala University, we are working with issues related to the coastal zone. We are using a transdisciplinary approach in the group and use techniques such as ecological/biological field sampling, field experiments, observations, remote sensing, interviews, questionnaires and workshop discussions, future thinking, co-creation and are collaborating with organisations outside academia.

Research Groups

  • Nordlund lab - Sustainable coasts


  • BioEcoOcean - Co-Creating Transformative Pathways to Biological and Ecosystem Ocean Observations
  • Coastal and fisheries development in the past, present and past
  • BlueFood


  • Associate Professor
  • BioEcoOcean Project Coordinator

Global goals

Target 14.1
Target 14.2
Target 14.3
Target 14.4
Target 14.5
Target 14.6
Target 14.A
Target 14.B
Target 2.1
Target 2.4
Target 17.6
Target 17.8
Target 17.16
Target 17.17

Professional Organisations

  • Uppsala University


  • Sweden
  • Tanzania, United Republic of