Professor Karin Wiberg
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Professor Karin Wiberg is Faculty Professor in organic environmental chemistry and responsible for the development of the research area Organic Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Prof. Wiberg’s research is geared towards finding methods for tracing sources and predicting environmental fate and human exposure of legacy and emerging persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the environment with focus on the aquatic environment and the quality of water and food. In her research, empirical knowledge is combined with modeling tools, such as receptor modeling for source apportionment and system model analysis for environmental distribution and human exposure. The research is conducted on various scales: from catchments to large recipients (e.g. the Baltic Sea), from pollutant source to receptor (e.g. sediment), and from contaminated soil to drinking water and food. Prof. Wiberg is part of the strong research environment ForWater; the leader of several research programs (e.g., SafeDrink about drinking water); research leader in DRICKS (a national competence center for drinking water); member of the National Advisory Board The Toxicological Council; and Board Member of the Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center