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Arctic lakes act as “reactors” or “chimneys” for carbon dioxide
Published: 2022-09-27

The period of ice-cover and subsequent ice-melt is important for understanding CO2 emission from arctic lakes.

Several Umeå researchers participated in the national space meeting in Lund
Published: 2022-08-04

Maria Hamrin, docent in space plasma physics, is chair of the Swedish Space Scientists' Collaboration Group.

The Environmental Archaeological Lab takes over pollen measurements in Umeå
Published: 2022-08-03

The pollen trap is located on a roof on campus. Data is reported to the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Environmental measures in regulated rivers with little loss in power production
Published: 2022-08-03

Researchers present 28 ecological regulation scenarios with environmental benefits on electricity production.

Monitoring staff with a license to dive
Published: 2022-06-30

Staff at Umeå Marine Sciences Centre have gained certificates for diving down to a depth of 30 meters.

Global changes affect algal production in northern lakes
Published: 2022-06-01

Global warming, acidification recovery and changes in land use caused warming and browning of northern lakes.

Climate Impacts Research Centre receives donation of SEK 2 million
Published: 2021-12-30

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: 2021-11-23

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

MIMS highlights World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2021
Published: 2021-11-18

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

Millions to research on the role of forests in climate change
Published: 2021-11-01

Per Stenberg receives a grant of almost 16 million SEK for research on the role of forests in climate change.

Insects in focus for French students during internship in Umeå
Published: 2021-08-09

Honeybees and wood-living insects has been in focus during Erasmus practice.

Umeå University participates in the Gothenburg Science Festival
Published: 2021-08-02

In April, Gothenburg bursts with popular science activities. Natuschka Lee will give a lecture on pollinators

Prohibition of zero tapping in hydropower plants has benefits
Published: 2021-06-29

More environmentally friendly flows in regulated rivers only lead to small losses in hydropower production.

The Pollen Hunt starts and a week is dedicated to pollinators
Published: 2021-06-21

School pupils begin the Pollen Hunt and the Pollination week is dedicated to pollinating insects.

Forestry has little impact on the genetic diversity of the spruce
Published: 2021-06-18

Genetic variation in spruce does not differ significantly between cultivated and old forest in Västerbotten.

Guest professorship focuses on sustainable life along Vindelälven
Published: 2021-06-07

Guest professor Julian D. Olden will focus his research on sustainable life along Vindelälven.

Streams and rivers emit more carbon dioxide at night than day
Published: 2021-04-16

A study by Gerard Rocher Ros shows that the flux may be greater than previously thought.

Metallföroreningar i vattenmiljön påverkar även fåglar på land
Published: 2021-04-07

Johan Lidman shows in his dissertation that metals in water have negative effects on insect-eating birds.

A better understanding of how soil carbon is distributed in the Arctic
Published: 2021-02-25

Two new studies emphasize the variability of soil organic carbon in the Arctic permafrost region.

High greenhouse gas emissions from Siberian Inland Waters
Published: 2021-02-05

Umeå researchers show that carbon emissions from rivers and lakes exceed coal exports to the Arctic Ocean.

Nordic knowledge on challenges with supplementary feeding of reindeer
Published: 2021-02-03

Reindeer herders are forced to support feeding when weather and little food make it difficult for reindeer.

Nutrients affect Arctic freshwater responses to global warming
Published: 2021-01-20

Maria Myrstener shows that this has the potential to decrease primary productivity of these ecosystems.

Prestigious royal environmental professorship to Umeå University
Published: 2021-01-12

Professor André M de Roos, University of Amsterdam, has been appointed the professorship 2021–22.

The many different values of a forest increase with the age of the forest
Published: 2021-01-12

This has been shown by researchers in a new study published in “Environmental Research Letters”.

Umeå University’s LONA days draw attention to wild pollinators
Published: 2021-01-11

29-30 August, the University launches exciting activities linked to "Pollinating Insects in Västerbotten".

New book on Life in extreme environments
Published: 2020-12-14

Arcum affiliate Natuschka Lee is the editor and author of a new book about life in extreme environments

Exotic microbes stimulate carbon emissions from permafrost soil
Published: 2020-11-30

In the study in Nature Geoscience, nearly 40 per cent increase in carbon dioxide emissions was observed.

New knowledge on how climate affects pendulous lichens in northern forests
Published: 2020-11-17

Research from Umeå University explains how traits in pale lichens allow them to thrive in wet climates.

Exchange of knowledge during the internship at Boliden Minerals AB
Published: 2020-09-28

A three-month internship is included in the Industrial Doctoral School. Johan thinks it has been rewarding.

Evolutionary legacy of a keystone tibetan conifer tree
Published: 2020-09-24

The prestigious journal New Phytologist selects the study led by researcher Xiao-Ru Wang as its cover story.