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Umeå University’s staff tripled overnight
Published: 19 May, 2020

150,000 diligently working bees and their queens Vilhelmina, Dorotea and Fredrika make up Campus Bigården.

Pike cause speciation in northern lakes
Published: 19 May, 2020

Researchers have mapped environmental factors leading to whitefish dividing into different "sibling species".

Climate researcher receives Umeå Municipality Scientific Award
Published: 17 Mar, 2020

Dominic Vachon receives the award for his research on greenhouse gases in inland waters.

The landscape determines how streams should be restored
Published: 27 May, 2020

Stream restauration projects planned at the landscape scale leads to the best results.

Not only temperature controls the nutrient cycle in the Arctic
Published: 14 Apr, 2020

Nature Communcations: Absence of earthworms can explain why Arctic plants are starving for nitrogen.

Global science team on red alert as Arctic lands grow greener
Published: 11 Mar, 2020

With remote analysis techniques, researchers gain better understanding of tundra regions becoming greener.

UCGS advertise PhD positions
Published: 10 Feb, 2020

The Graduate School of Gender Studies is recruiting five PhD students.

Want to have trout, char and salmon to thrive as fish in the water
Published: 29 Jan, 2020

In the summer, doctoral students Johan Leander and Sven Norman go into an intense period out in the field.

The need for long time series
Published: 08 Nov, 2019

The UN report on oceans and climate is based on long time data series. Umeå University contributes to these.

Honorary doctors at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Published: 23 Jul, 2019

Professor John Anderson and designer Anne Asensio are honorary doctors at Faculty of Science and Technology.

Can Earth Life Survive on Mars?
Published: 23 Jul, 2019

The BIOMEX research team, including Natuschka Lee, has made biological experiments under space conditions.

Action to save bees and other insects in Northern Sweden!
Published: 23 Jul, 2019

The University draws attention to the crisis situation and starts research on insects in Northern Sweden.

Researchers are listening to the breath of streams
Published: 19 Jun, 2019

Researchers have delevoped method using sound recordings to estimate gas exchange in waters.

American PhD students study global climate problems at Umeå University
Published: 11 Jun, 2019

US PhD students visit CIRC this summer to research the role of arctic lakes and rivers in the carbon cycle.

Biological processes influence how Arctic rivers emit carbon dioxide
Published: 09 Jun, 2019

Arctic waters contributes largely to global carbon dioxide emissions and we need to better understand how.

Arctic lakes and rivers can lose the diversity of freshwater species
Published: 22 May, 2019

Climate change threatens the Arctic freshwater ecosystems according to a new report published in May.

Many visitors got inspired by the plant’s world
Published: 21 May, 2019

On Saturday, 18th of May, the 5th Fascination of Plants Day was celebrated in Umeå with a public event.

Just One-Third of the World’s Longest Rivers Remain Free-Flowing
Published: 08 May, 2019

A study in Nature shows new global assessment of the planet’s remaining free-flowing rivers.

High Greenhouse gas emissions from Western Siberian lakes
Published: 11 Apr, 2019

A study by CIRC in Nature Communications shows that CO2-emissions from Western Siberia lakes are high.

Judith Sarneel is hosting the university's research blogg
Published: 27 Mar, 2019

The grass is always greener... or is it?

Ecologist receives Umeå municipality’s Scientific Prize 2019
Published: 14 Mar, 2019

David Seekell, CIRC, receives 2019 Umeå municipality scientific prize for young researchers.

Can smarter forest buffer strips along streams help to mitigate climate change?
Published: 13 Mar, 2019

Marcus Klaus studies how forestry greenhouse gas emissions is reduced by buffer strips along streams.

Plant communities do not take the same route from A to B as from B to A
Published: 25 Feb, 2019

Ecologists present experimental evidence to date for alternative transient states of plant societys.

Mixed forests deliver more – but only if mixed correctly!
Published: 22 Jan, 2019

New study gives advice on how to mix the right tree species for tree production and other ecosystem services.

She wants to explore the mysteries of life
Published: 11 Aug, 2016

Natuscha Lee is looking for the for the origins of life and trying to understand how life has developed

More knowledge about respiration to understand oxygen-free seabeds
Published: 22 Nov, 2018

Kevin Vikström shows that a decrease in nutrient salts, and growth, does not reduce oxygen consumption.

Drug residues make bottom-dwelling animals walking pills
Published: 22 Nov, 2018

Annelie Lagesson shows that small bottom-dwelling organisms are the largest recipients of drug residues.