Role with Untamed Science
Born and raised in Sweden, where he also lives most of the year, Jonas is one of the co-founders of Untamed Science. As well as an on-camera host, Jonas is a one of the main producers and works to spread the name of the Untamed Science movement internationally. Jonas passion for science and adventure has been with him since early age and has taken him to many corners of the world. Jonas began his scientific career in marine biology earning a Bachelor of Science from James Cook University, Australia, and later continued to earn a Masters Degree from University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
Jonas always tries to see things from a positive angle and loves taking on new challenges to always learn new things. While traveling, he started documenting the world through still photographs, which soon turned into documentary filmmaking. Nowadays using the camera as a working tool, his life mission and dedication is to attempt to create a better understanding of the natural world we live in by inspirational and eye-opening story-telling.
Jonas has worked as a teacher on all levels and ages, both in the classroom, at science centers and in the field. He has taught scuba diving and marine biology in several parts of the world.
Jonas has always loved outdoor adventures and sports. The main activities on his agenda at the moment involve rock climbing, scuba diving (instructor), skydiving, hang gliding, mountain biking, skiing, wakeboarding, and combining several of these in multi-sport adventure racing.
Since 2003, Jonas has been an integral part of establishing and coordinating educational efforts through what is now Untamed Science. He was one of the producers of the BioAdventure Video Series for Pearson Publishing and as well as an on camera host and biology spokesman.
Jonas on TV
Jonas has been featured as on-camera science expert on the NatGeo WILD show “World’s Weirdest” and on the show “How Do They Do It?” on Discovery and Science Channel.
“Over the years I have been fortunate to be able to take my interest in science and biology all over the world. The more I see, the more I understand, and the more I understand the more I want to see. It is a never ending good cycle, and with every step you uncover a new story and start to realise how much in the world that is actually connected. I encourage everyone to do the same. Go out and explore, but remember to do it right. Make sure you give the generations to come the same chance to see and experience everything we can. Explore, not exploit.”
Jonas’ Awards via Untamed Science
Jackson Hole Media Festival: Winner Special Jury Award (2014)
IWFF : Winner of Best Internet Program (2011)
JHWFF Finalist : Best Short Short (2011)
Smithsonian Internship grantee (2007)
JHWFF Finalist Ecogeeks Podcasts (2007)
Honorable Mention: Blue Film Festival – Untamed Science (2009)
Jonas’ Partners, Clients and Employers via Untamed Science
Nat Geo Wild
North Carolina State University
California Academy of Sciences
Mote Marine Laboratory
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Mississippi Valley Conservancy
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Save Our Seas : Aquatic Biomes Series podcasts on Untamedscience.com and TheWildClassroom.com
Pearson Education Publishing : Biology, Middle School, Elementary, Chemistry
American Chemical Society
National Science Foundation : K-12 Accelerometry Research Initiative Outreach, based at Mote Marine Laboratory
PADI Project Aware
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
What can you do?
Here’s the deal, we love what we do but we also need you help. Whether you have just discovered how much fun you can have exploring or if this has been your passion too your whole life, if you have any questions, ideas, suggestions or you just want help to get started, feel free to contact me or anyone else in the crew and we will do our best to help you out. Also, if you feel like you want to help out, take action, or submit material you think would suit the website, again just let us know!
Live to Explore,