Magnus has a mixed background. He got a PhD at Lund University, Sweden, working on interactions between plants and herbivores. Together with being a Captain in the Army Reserve (Logistics), and having worked internationally in both areas, it provided a good basis for taking on the responsibility of all research expeditions at the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (SPRS). Later he got a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Psychology and worked as a management consultant for a number of years, before returning to the SPRS. Today he is Head of the Dept. for land-based research support, including the tasks of being station manager for the Abisko Scientific Research Station in northernmost Sweden and for the Wasa and Svea stations in Antarctica, as well as being responsible for the SPRS’ terrestrial expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic.