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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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Climate Impacts Research Centre receives donation of SEK 2 million
Published: 30 Dec, 2021

A private individual has chosen to bequeath two million kronor to climate research at Umeå University.

Master’s students suggest actions for a sustainable campus
Published: 23 Nov, 2021

Social sustainability is in focus when students challenge the university’s sustainability measures.

MIMS highlights World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021
Published: 18 Nov, 2021

Today, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week kicks off and MIMS launches a series of articles.

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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.

Sustainability and transformation require an interdisciplinary approach

Jon Moen is professor at EMG and steering group member in Umeå Transformation Research Initiative.