Marianne Fred

 

PhD
ARONIA, Coastal Zone Research Team
Raseborgsvägen 9
FI-10600 EKENÄS
FINLAND
+358 (0)19 224 8409
+358 (0)50 541 2905
marianne.fred@novia.fi
http://www.novia.fi/ESEC-2

I am working as a senior researcher at Aronia since May 2011, but I have been at Aronia since the start of the XCoastal Zone Research team since the start in 2008. In 2008 I was employed as a post-doctoral researcher by the Finnish Academy of Science. Since autumn 2011 I also work as a Research and Development manager on the Raseborg Campus of Novias University of Applied Sciences. My research interests span from making research part of everyday life for society as a whole, to developing methods for the conservation of species, habitats, and important ecosystem processes.

 

Research interests

 

  • Ecosystem services connected to the production of local foods. Research project within the Bra Mat i Västnyland (Good Food in Western Uusimaa)-project. Supervising PhD-student Pieter Deleu (Pieter.deleu@novia.fi)
  • Ecosystem services and greenhouse-gas footprints on islands in Sweden, Finland and Estonia. Research advisor in the Green Islands project together with Dr. Kajsa Mellbrand (kajsa.mellbrand@novia.fi) and Dr Rolf Holmberg (rolf.holmberg@novia.fi)
  • Traditional Rural Biotopes (TRB) and their conservation as part of a social-ecological framework. Supervising PhD-student Traci Birge (traci.birge@novia.fi)
  • Climate Change and trait based modeling in the iCCB programme (integrated Climate Change Biology)
  • Reintroducing the Apollobutterfly into the Ekenäs archipelago. Experimental setup looking at factors behind successful reintroductions (2009-2011)
  • Variation in egg-laying behavior in a threatened butterfly; populationeffects, heritability and conservation (Post doctoral project financed by the Finnish Academy ended 31.12 2010)
  • Population effects of varying habitat quality via resource allocation in a threatened butterfly
  • The effects of resource distribution and abundance on the population structure and dynamics in Parnassius apollo (Doctoral thesis 2004)

Other scientific activities

  • Secretary in the Finnish national IUBS-committee (International Union for Biological Sciences) 2009-2013
  • Secretary in the international iCCB-programme (integrated Climate Change Biology) in IUBS
  • Member of the board in Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica

Participation in development projects

  • Bra Mat i Västnyland-Good Food in Western Uusimaa, research supervisor and chairperson of the steering group (SG).
  • Green Islands, research supervisor and member of SG

 Other ideas I am working with

  • Greening the local hospital
  • Developing parks and gardens in Ekenäs towards sustainability and quantifying ecosystem services coupled to them. 

Publications

Birge, T. and Fred, M.S. (2011) New ideas for old landscapes: using a social-ecological approach for conservation of traditional rural biotopes - a case study from Finland. Europ. Countrys. 2, 133-149. DOI: 10.2478/v10091-011-0008-x

Polly, P.D., Eronen, J.T., Fred, M., Dietl, G.P., Mosbrugger, V., Scheidegger, C., Frank, D.C., Damuth, J., Stenseth, N-C. and Fortelius, M. (2011) History matters: ecometrics and integrative climate change biology. Proc. R. Soc. B published online January 12 2011 doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2233.

Eronen, J.T., Polly, P.D., Fred, M., Damuth, J., Frank D.C., Mosbrugger, V., Scheidegger C., Stenseth N-C, and Fortelius M. (2010) Ecometrics: The traits that bind the past and present together. Integrative Zoology 5, 88-101.

Fred, M.S., Brommer, J.E. (2010) Olfaction and vision in host plant location by Parnassius apollo larvae; consequences for survival and dynamics. Animal Behaviour 79, 313-320

Fred, M. S. and Brommer, J.E. (2009) Resources influence dispersal and population structure in an endangered butterfly. Journal of Insect Conservation 2, 176-182.

Brommer, J.E. and Fred, M.S. (2007) Accounting for possible detectable distances in a comparison of dispersal: Apollo dispersal in different habitats. Ecological modelling, 209, 407-411. Abstract

Fred, M.S., O'Hara, R.B., and Brommer, J.E. (2006) Consequences of the spatial configuration of resources for the distribution and dynamics of the endangered Parnassius apollo butterfly. Biological Conservation, 130; 183-192. Abstract

Fred, M.S., O'Hara, R.B., and Brommer, J.E. (2006) Consequences of the spatial configuration of resources for the distribution and dynamics of the endangered Parnassius apollo butterfly. Biological Conservation, 130; 183-192. PDF

Fred, M.S & Brommer, J.E (2003) Influence of habitat quality and patch size on occupancy and persistence in two populations of the Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo). Journal of insect conservation 7; 85-98. Abstract

Brommer, J.E. & Fred, M.S. (1999) Movement of the Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) related to host plant and nectar plant patches. Ecological Entomology 24;125-131. Abstract