Kristin Svavarsdottir

Lecturer, Supervisor

Kristin Svavarsdottir


Short Bio

Kristin Svavarsdottir is a plant ecologist holding a Ph.D. in plant ecology from Lincoln University in New Zealand, B.Sc. in biology from the University of Iceland, and BEd in teaching from the Teaching College of Iceland. She has been employed as a plant ecologist by the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland since 1999, and is based in Reykjavík. Kristin has taught in a compulsory school and universities, and supervised students in research projects at B.Sc., MS.c., and Ph.D. levels.

Kristin´s interests are in the field of plant and restoration ecology, and invasion biology. Her primary research expertise is on ecological processes, particularly in primary succession, and their links to ecological restoration.


  • PhD, Plant Ecology, Lincoln University in New Zealand
  • BEd, Teaching , Teaching College of Iceland
  • BSc, Biology, University of Iceland


Soil Conservation Service of Iceland