NSG is now part of the Systematic Biology Group at Lund University. The NSG pages at nymphalidae.net are the personal pages of Niklas Wahlberg.

Niklas Wahlberg

Section of Biodiversity
Department of Biology
Lund University
223 62 Lund

photo by Phil DeVries

Niklas in New Orleans, photo by Phil DeVries

I am a Professor at the Department of Biology, Lund University. My main area of research is the systematics and evolution of the butterfly family Nymphalidae. Projects I am involved in:

  • Evolutionary history of Nymphalidae
  • Factors affecting diversification in Lepidoptera
  • Systematics and evolution of Geometridae
  • Museomics of Lepidoptera and other insects

Brief CV

  • 2016-present Professor in Biological Systematics, Lund University
  • 2014-2015 Professor in Genetics, University of Turku
  • 2011-2013 University Researcher, University of Turku
  • 2006-2011 Academy Research Fellow (funded by Academy of Finland), University of Turku
  • 2003-2006 Forskarassistent (Research Fellow, funded by Vetenskapsrådet), Stockholm University
  • 2001-2002 Postdoc Stockholm University (funded by Academy of Finland), working with Sören Nylin
  • 1996-2000 PhD University of Helsinki, supervised by Ilkka Hanski, The ecology and evolution of melitaeine butterflies.
  • 1991-1996 MSc studies at the University of Helsinki



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