Ph.D. wildlife ecology, University of Lund, 1992 (Flight and migration strategies of birds at polar latitudes).
M.Sc. ecology, University of Durham, 1985 (Aspects of pre-migratory feeding ecology of Sanderling (Calidris alba Pallas) at Teesmouth, NE England).
B.S. biology, University of Iceland, 1983.
1992– Animal ecologist, Icelandic Institute of Natural History.
1988–1992 NFR funded position as a doctoral student, University of Lund.
1984–1986 Researcher at the University of Iceland Institute of Life Sciences.
1982–1983 (summers) Researcher at the Institute of Biology at the University of Iceland.