Illustrations

I have a particular interest of visualizing science as graphs, maps, paintings, and even stop-motion movies. A nice illustration is such a good and efficient way to catch someone’s attention and communicate your scientific results. 

I am currently part time freelancing as a science illustrator,  so if you need help with tables, charts, figures, maps, or other visualizations, don’t hesitate to contact me (emmalijohansson@gmail.com).

Below are a selection of figures and videos that I have made for my own research, and for others.

Virtual exports of carbon embedded in land use and land cover change in Cambodia. Figure from Johansson et al, 2019.

 

Conceptual figure of the Earth’s System. Illustration made for the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Sciences (INES), Lund University.

 

Graphical abstract for publication by Ruiz-Frau, Krause & Marbà (2019) in Science of The Total Environment.

 

Conceptual figure for project proposal.

 

Climate science curricula in Canadian secondary schools focus on warming, not impacts or solutions. Illustrated for Wynes & Nicholas 2019.

 

Network of number of publication and collaborations between departments. Illustrated for LUCSUS.

 

Cartogram of land contracted for large-scale land acquisitions where each country’s size has been distorted to represent total land area contracted to foreign actors. Figure from PhD thesis “Large-Scale Land Acquisitions as a Driver of Socio-Environmental Change: From the Pixel to the Globe”.
 
 
The figure shows the journey of light from a supernova to reaching our telescopes on Earth. Illustrated for doctoral thesis in astro-physics.

 

Stop-motion animation that describes land grabbing and global connectivity

 

Video abstract for Seaquist, Johansson & Nicholas (2014).
Map of Cape Town for article published in Ecosystem Services (Stålhammar, 2021)

 

Conceptual figure for Clark & Harley 2020 review article in ARER.

 

Conceptual figure for project proposal. Conceptual figure for project proposal.

 

Areas at high risk of water conflicts due to land grabs, based on crops planted and irrigation technique. Figure modified from Johansson et al. 2016.

 

Network of countries engaged in large-scale land acquisitions, figure published in Seaquist et al. 2014. The figure was also covered by the Washington Post, and Vox.

 

Countries engaged in large-scale land acquisitions, figure published in Seaquist et al. 2014.

 

Illustration of a portion of food divided into different food types. The image to the left shows proportions in kilos, and the image to the right shows proportions of greenhouse gas emissions per portion. Illustrated for Miljömatematik.

 

Illustration of a water catchment.

 

Stop-motion animation about land grabbing in a “Global North” setting. Unfinished work for WG Film, related to the documentary Dead Donkeys Fear no Hyenas.