Dr Karna Hansson

Dr Karna Hansson

Karna Hansson is a Daphne Jackson Fellow at the University of Greenwich, Natural Resources Institute, in the Department of Agriculture, Health and Environment Department in the Ecosystem Services Research Group.

After a combined BSc and Masters in Soil Science at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Karna studied for a PhD at the same university investigating the ‘Impact of Tree Species on Carbon in Forest Soils’, which was funded by FORMAS, a Swedish government research council for sustainable development. With several publications from her PhD, Karna was also given an award from the King of Sweden for promising young researchers. Karna then moved to France for a post doc position at the French National Forest Research Institute looking at chemical fertility of forest soils, where she continued to publish papers.

Now returning to research, Karna’s project is titled: Contribution of root dynamics to carbon balance of agroforestry coffee plantations – a case study in Costa Rica

Due to finish in 2024, her Fellowship is sponsored by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).





Host and Sponsor

  • University of Greenwich
  • Natural Environment Research Council