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Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG)

We gather researchers, teachers and students in the area of environment and nature. We have a wide breadth of both research and education. Program studies at EMG are conducted in the areas of biology, geoscience and environmental and health protection, from basic to master's level. Research groups conduct research with ecological, palaeolimnological or biogeochemical focus. We offer postgraduate studies in ecology, environmental science or natural geography.


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Science and creativity explored on Arctic doctoral field trip
Published: 2024-05-24

Doctoral students at the Arctic Graduate School went on a doctoral course and field trip to Rovaniemi.

Skogsungdomarna learn about the history of the northern forest
Published: 2024-05-16

On April 27, 2024, Skogsungdomarna organised a forest history excursion in Kulbäcksliden for their members.

Finalist for prestigious climate research prize
Published: 2024-04-23

For the second year in a row, a Umeå University researcher is a finalist for the Frontiers Planet Prize.

What's up?

David Wardle: “Through knowledge we can save and restore ecosystems”

He researches how ecosystems are affected by environmental changes and how the effects can be mitigated.

Visiting professor André de Roos shakes up established ideas in theoretical ecology

Mathematicians call him ecologist, ecologists a mathematician. André is a comfortable interdisciplinaire.

International collaboration within EcoChange

International collaboration leads to strong research of high quality within the research programme EcoChange.