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Research

Our research can coarsely be classified into the broad disciplines of ecology, environmental change and physical geography. It covers our nordic ecosystems as well as tropical ecosystems. The department has, in addition to the educational part, approximately 40 researchers and around 20 PhD students. Doctoral studies is conducted in the fields of ecology, environmental science and physical geography .

Our research areas

Biogeochemistry
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Research subject: Earth science
Evolutionary biology
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Research subject: Biological sciences
Freshwater ecology
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Research subject: Ecology
Marine ecology
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Research subject: Ecology
Mathematical ecology
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Research subject: Ecology
Paleolimnology
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Research subject: Environmental sciences
Restoration ecology
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Research subject: Ecology
Terrestrial ecology
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Research subject: Ecology

Centers and other research partners

Arctic CIRC (Climate Impacts Research Centre)

We provide a scientific platform for research, teaching and public outreach in Abisko, serving a key role in Umeå University´s activities in the Arctic. Our focus is on the effects of climatic and environmental changes on arctic and alpine ecosystems.
Visit CIRCs external website for more detailed information!

IceLab

IceLab (Integrated Science Lab) is a hub for research and education building theories and methods to understand living systems with tools from physics and mathematics.

Herbarium UME

Herbarium UME is a public research herbarium encompassing approximately 300 000 specimens of vascular plants, mosses, algae, fungi and lichens from all parts of the world, but mainly from northern Sweden.

Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF)

Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF) is a research centre at Umeå University, organised under the Faculty of Science and Technology and situated in Norrbyn, 40 kilometres south of Umeå. UMF supports marine research and education, and performs environmental analysis on commission of Swedish environmental monitoring. We also provide information about research and environmental status, with a particular focus on the Gulf of Bothnia.

Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)

Umeå Plant Science Centre is a world leading centre for experimental plant biology.

Centre for Fish and Wildlife Research, CFW

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