Dr Erik Ersmark

Erik Ersmark

Administrator & research engineer

Centre for Palaeogenetics
Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm

Organisation: Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University

Email: Erik.Ersmark@nrm.se
Phone: +46 (0)8 16 25 18

ResearchGate: [ResearchGate Page]

Current Research

My research has mainly focused on large carnivores, especially brown bears. Using DNA and stable isotopes, I have investigated the dynamics in both past and present populations. The aim has been to better understand these changes and the factors behind them.

I am currently studying ancient DNA from archaeological remains of brown bear, dated to the late Iron Age. The results can potentially answer both ecological and archaeological questions, regarding the wild population as well as human trade and cultural contacts.

Brief CVbear

2022-present| Research engineer, CPG

2018-2022 | Postdoc, Uppsala University

2016-present | Lab technician, Swedish Museum of Natural History

2011-2016 | PhD in Zoology, Stockholm University