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Board and organization

To lead the work within MERGE, the strategic research area (SRA) has a Programme Board and a Scentific Advisory Board. It also has a Stakeholder Reference Group together with its sister-SRA BECC.

Programme Board

The board has members from all of the collaborating partners.

Additional board members

Scientific Advisory Board – SAB

The Scientific Advisory Board is envisaged to support the board of MERGE in developing and monitoring research within the programme in harmony with the strategic goals and objectives of the programme.

Stakeholder Reference Group

The groups members are high-level experts, representing government authorities, branch organisations, companies and NGOs in areas of agriculture, forestry, nature conservation and climate change. The group explicitly focuses on identifying societal needs for scientific knowledge and knowledge transfer, and on matching these against research foci and expertise of MERGE and its networks.

Learn more about the Stakeholder Reference Group.




Dr. Paul Miller
Lund University
+46 46 2224072
paul [dot] miller [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se (paul[dot]miller[at]nateko[dot]lu[dot]se)

Deputy Coordinator

Professor Natascha Kljun
Lund University
+46 46 2224731

natascha [dot] kljun [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (natascha[dot]kljun[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)

MERGE administration

Dr. Lina Nikoleris, research administrator
Lund University
lina [dot] nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (lina[dot]nikoleris[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)

Therese Ek, research communication
Lund University
therese [dot] ek [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (therese[dot]ek[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)