New Managing EditorSubmitted by editor on 3 June 2020.
My name is Maria Persson, and I am the new Managing Editor for Wildlife biology. I studied to become a biologist at Lund University in Sweden, and I did my honours project in freshwater biology. After that I did my masters in marine biology in Canada and in Australia. Once back in Lund again, I did my PhD in ecotoxicology, studying persistent pollutants in the Baltic Sea. During my PhD I worked part time for the Oikos Editorial Office, helping out with the production of the Nordic Society Oikos journals, mainly Oikos and Journal of Avian Biology.
Shortly after my dissertation, I was offered to take over Nordic Journal of Botany, a botanical journal that had been produced in Denmark for a number of years. After 5 years or so with NJB, I started as Managing Editor for Ecography, which I still run, and very much enjoy. Now, I have been offered to take over Wildlife Biology, and I am thrilled and exited for this opportunity, and I can't wait to get acquainted with the wildlife biology community.
In my spare time, I enjoy taking a walk with my dog in the forest to study local wildlife. I like hiking, canoeing, swimming, and perfer to have my dinner Al Fresco. In winter time I like to go cross-country skiing or long distance ice skating on lakes, when given a chance (which is not very often in the southern part of Sweden). I also enjoy a good book and going to the theatre.