Professor in Landscape Architecture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
Honorary Doctor of St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University
URBIO Advisory Group Member
ECLAS (European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools) Executive Committee Member
Maria was born in Leningrad (St.Petersburg), Russia. She graduated from the Landscape Architecture Program at Leningrad State Forest Technical University and received her PhD from Moscow State University. In Russia (St. Petersburg), then in the USA (SUNY ESF, Syracuse, New York), New Zealand (Lincoln University) and now in Sweden Maria is working on the investigation of different urban ecosystems and developing principles of ecological design. Her latest FORMAS project is dedicated to the lawn as cultural and ecological phenomenon and symbol of globalization (www.slu.se/lawn). Another research and teaching interest is history of landscape architecture, restoration and conservation of historical parks and gardens.