Professor Emeritus, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Göteborg University, Sweden.
Formally at Royal Holloway, University of London, Michael was Director of Research in Biological Sciences. In 2002, he was appointed as Director and Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Research Chair in Experimental Marine Biology at Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Sweden. Following integration with the University of Gothenburg this was re-named “The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences- Kristineberg”. Currently, Michael is Professor Emeritus at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the University of Gothenburg. He is also Guest Professor at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. He has become a leading international figure in marine infrastructure development as well as research in climate change and ocean acidification. He is also the Swedish representative on the Pool of experts and writing team for the United Nations World Ocean Assessment Panel.
Michael also serves on the CORE advisory board.