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Here you will find teachers, researchers, PhD students and administrative staff at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Please note that there are two lists - for "employees" and for "affiliated staff".


Agneta Andersson

I lead several research projects in marine ecology, and am the scientific coordinator for the strategic research program EcoChange.

Anders Jonsson
Andreas Nylund

My research concerns effects of environmental and climate change on the productivity and the food web structure of northern aquatic ecosystems.

Anu Valtonen

My research interests include conservation ecology and restoration ecology, with a special interest in human impacts on biodiversity in the Afrotropics.

Ashish Verma

I am postdoctoral fellow in Johan Wikner’s group studying the adaptation strategies of marine prokaryotes in the cold and oligotrophic sub-Arctic and Arctic ecosystems.

Birgitta Malm-Renöfält

I research about measures to restore and rehabilitate watercourse ecosystems affected by human activity.

Camille D Hervilly

I am a soil ecologist with a focus on soil fauna. I work on the impact of earthworm invasion on the soil organic matter decomposition process in boreal forests.

Cecilia Vallin

I work with administration and managerial support at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science and Umeå Marine Sciences Centre.

Chenxin Feng

I'm a soil ecologist with a strong focus on priming effect.

Christian Bigler

Research focus on the dynamics of long-term environmental changes. Currently also head of department.

Claes Persson
Cristian Gudasz

My work is primarily seeking to understand how lakes function and their role in the carbon cycle and feedback to climate.


Daniel Svensson
David Wardle

My work focuses on the linkages between aboveground and belowground communities, how they drive ecosystem  functioning, and how they interact with drivers of global change.

Demian Hauptmann

Doctoral student in physical geography with a focus on biogeochemistry in watercourses.

Dominique Maier
Elisabet Carlborg

Web master at EMG.

Elizabeth Sands

I am investigating the effects of variations in the visible light spectrum in seawater on phytoplankton on both community and species levels.

Ellen Dorrepaal
Emil Andersen
Eric Capo
Erik Geibrink
Femke Pijcke
Gesche Blume-Werry

Ecosystem ecologist with a focus on belowground plant ecology in tundra and peatlands.

Hanna Axén

Researching carbon cycling in Swedish old-growth forests

Hanna Jonsson
Heidi Burdett

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms of photosynthesis in the coastal marine environment, and its application towards achieving sustainable conservation.

Helena Wirta
Hugo Harlin
Hui Liu
Ilse Olsson
Isolde Puts
Jan Dietrich
Jan Karlsson

My research focus on impacts of climate change on the biogeochemistry and ecology of boreal and arctic aquatic ecosystems.

Jenny Olsson
Jérémy Monsimet
Joanna Jonsson
Johan Rydberg

I'm a researcher and teacher within the field of environmental science.

Johan Wikner

My research focuses on understanding what controls respiration and growth in Bacteria and Archaea in the ocean with relevance to the carbon and oxygen cycles in the biosphere.

Johanna Scheer
Johannes Cunow

A terrestrial ecologist working on belowground response to grazing and snow cover changes. I look at spatial & temporal dynamics of roots and the biochemical linkage.

Jolina Orrell
Jon Moen

I study sustainable land use with a focus on reindeer husbandry and conflicts with other land users. I am also responsible for the research leadership program, ReaL, at Umeå University.

Jonatan Klaminder

Professor in environmental science

Judith Sarneel

My research interest are (riparian) plant community composition and decomposition, for which I use the tea bag index.

Kai Sven Onken

Studying the influence of deciduous trees in riparian buffers of boreal streams on stream metabolism and aquatic communities.

Kaj Lynöe
Karl Heuchel
Karolina Eriksson

Doctoral student in ecology with a focus on identifying ecological drivers that lead to the emergence of disease-causing bacteria.

Katarina Stenman

Herbaria administrator, botanist and teacher in floristics.

Keith Larson

Project Coordinator for the Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC).

Kesava Priyan Ramasamy

I am investigating the genetic and functional adaptation of bacteria to utilize different carbon substrates.

Kevin Karlsson
Laurenz Teuber
Leah Kirchhoff
Li Zhao

I study structural and functional response of microbial communities to climate change in Baltic Sea.

Lina Polvi Sjöberg

Researcher in fluvial geomorphology with focus on rivers and streams.

Maria Svensson
Marianne Nilsson

Student administrator

Archive coordinator for EMG

Marie Kårebrand
Marina Morlock
Mario Rollo
Matous Jimel
Matthias Siewert

I do research on soil organic carbon, vegetation distribution, vegetation productivity, plant-herbivory interaction using GIS and remote sensing techniques in the Arctic and permafrost environments.

Meifang Zhong
Melissa Reidy
Micael Jonsson
Morgan Hughes
Morgan Jones

Associate professor in Earth Science. My expertise includes paleoclimate change during periods of elevated volcanism, global element cycles, and inorganic geochemistry.

Nicholas Kamenos

My research investigates the relationships between climate change and marine ecosystems with a focus on ecosystem service provision. I am the Director of Umeå Marine Sciences Centre.

Nícolas Finkler
Niki Leblans
Patrik Sandström
Pearl Mzobe
Per Stenberg
Pär Byström

I study size-dependent interactions within and between fish species and effects of fishing and climate change on population dynamics and ecological processes.

Rebekka Gullvåg

I am studying the role of vascular plants in year-round carbon cycling in alpine/arctic ecosystems, using a combination of ecological and physiological methods.

Reiner Giesler

My research is focused on the effects of climate change on biogeochemical processes in terrestrial and aquatic environments above all in arctic and boreal environments.

Richard Bindler

I am a professor of environmental science and research on paleolimnology and environmental change. Since 2018, I am chairman of the employment committee at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Richard Mason
Ryan Sponseller
Sarah Schwieger
Sebastian Diehl

Professor of ecology who develops mathematical models for describing and understanding the dynamics of aquatic ecosystems

Sébastien Leveque

My research is investigating acclimation and adaptation of the coral holobiont. I mainly focus on the symbiotic community composition within coral reefs using bioinformatics tools.

Sonia Brugel

Biological oceanographer specialized in phytoplankton ecophysiology. I work with research on the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems.

Sophia Laporte
Stig-Olof Holm

Teaching on courses that deals with ecology and the questions about how a sustainable society will be formed.

Tharindu Herath

My research area focuses on how climate change induced stressors affect the food web quality and efficiency in the northern Baltic Sea.

Tim Horstkotte

My main interests are the multiple interactions between people and nature, including the effects of land use change and climate change. Most of my research focuses on sub-arctic and boreal systems.

Timon Callebaut

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0009-0008-3161-1855

Tom Korsman
Tord Andersson
Vanessa Götz
Wei Zhao
Wojciech Uszko
Xiao-Ru Wang

My main research focuses on the evolutionary history of conifer trees in Eurasia.

Ylva Sjöberg
Åsa Berglund

I teach primarily on the Environmental Helth program, and do research on how metal contamination affect our ecosystems, with special interest in bird populations.

Latest update: 2021-10-21