Jarngerdur Gretarsdottir


Jarngerdur Gretarsdottir

Cand. Scient.

Short Bio

Jarngerdur Gretarsdottir is a plant ecologist at the Icelandic Institute of Natural History. She worked at the Agricultural University of Iceland (AUI) as a lecturer from 2005 to 2018. She has a BSc degree in Biology from the University of Iceland (1992) and a Cand. Scient. degree in Botany from the University of Bergen, Norway (2002) where the title of her thesis was: Long-term effects of reclamation treatments on plant succession at two localities in Iceland. Her research interests are in the fields of restoration ecology and plant succession, especially the facilitation of establishment of native plants in degraded areas. She has also worked at projects on the effects of wildfires on plant communities and vegetation succession following fires. She has long experience working with data and data analysis in research projects. She taught Basic Practical Statistics, Statistics II, Plant Ecology and Basic Ecology at AUI for some years and Practical Statistics for GRÓ LRT from 2009 to 2018.


  • Cand. Scient., Botany, University of Bergen
  • BSc, Biology, University of Iceland


Icelandic Institute of Natural History