Ylva Sjöberg

Ylva Sjöberg

Associate Professor


My research focuses on hydrology in arctic permafrost environments, leveraging on both field-based and modeling techniques. My ongoing projects target surface-groundwater exchanges in periglacial landscapes, climate change impacts on hydrology in the boreal-arctic transition zone (together with the USGS and Oak Ridge Nat. Lab.), permafrost dynamics in peatlands (with Stockholm University and Oak Ridge Nat. Lab.), and catchment-scale hydrology and transport in continuous permafrost environments (with the Swedish Nuclear Waste Management Co. and Umeå University).

I'm (co-)supervising four PhD projects: 

  • Mikkel Toft Hornum (University of Copenhagen), "Numerical modelling of periglacial hydrology" (Supervisor)
  • Elin Jutebring Sterte (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), "Biogeochemical transport processes in catchments across a climatic gradient from periglacial tundra through subarctic boreal to humid continental climate" (Co-supervisor)
  • Alexa Hinzman (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) “Permafrost thaw and Arctic rivers” (Co-supervisor)
  • Sebastian Zastruzny (University of Copenhagen) "Quantifying the release of nutrients from changing permafrost" (Co-supervisor)


  • Member of the core group and co-PI for the international industry-academic research network and project CatchNet - Catchment Transport and Cryo-Hydrology. 
  • Member of the SPLASH action group working for standardization of protocols for sampling from soils to water in permafrost regions.
  • Member of the Frozen-ground Cartoon team, producing permafrost science outreach products.

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