Ulfur Oskarsson

Lecturer, Supervisor

Ulfur Oskarsson


Short Bio

Ulfur Oskarsson has a M.S. in Forest Science from the University of New Brunswick in Canada and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Iceland. He has worked on various research and development projects in afforestation, ecosystem rehabilitation and horticulture, and for a number of years he also directed an organic tree nursery. He was a lector at the Agricultural University of Iceland from 2005 to 2022, with main emphasis on Ecology, Forestry, Soils and Ecosystem Rehabilitation and headed the Department of Forestry for vocational studies. In 2022 Ulfur became a project manager responsible for carbon projects at the Icelandic Forest Service. He is currently a NordGen Forest Regeneration council member. Ulfur is also working as an auditor in organic production and sustainable fisheries certification.

Ulfur is specialized in plant-soil biota interactions, with particular emphasis on mycorrhizae and plant establishment for afforestation and ecosystem rehabilitation. His research projects involve the utilization of ectomycorrhizal fungi for the establishment of birch seedlings, the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for the establishment of lyme grass seedlings and a survey of the natural distribution of mycorrhizae in eroded areas in Iceland. Other recent projects include ways to establish berry production in northern regions for local markets.


  • MSc, Forest Science, University of New Brunswick
  • BSc, Biology, University of Iceland


Iceland Forest Service