Skip to content


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".


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

Carolina Olid Garcia, research fellow (assistant professor)
Caroline Blomquist, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Christian Bigler, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Research focus on the dynamics of long-term environmental changes. Teaching and also program responsible for the environmental and health program.

Danny Chun Pong Lau, research fellow (assistant professor)

My research focuses on food webs, biodiversity and functioning of aquatic ecosystems.

David Hall, senior research engineer
David Seekell, associate senior lecturer (assistant professor)
Dominique Maier, postdoctor, postdoctor (absence)
Elin Lindén, postgraduate student

PhD Student in terrestrial ecology.

Elisabet Carlborg, research assistant

Web master at EMG.

Ellen Dorrepaal, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Francisco Vasconcelos, postdoctor

Post-Doc with interest in shallow lake ecosystems.

Gerard Rocher Ros, research assistant

PhD student interested in how ecosystems work across different scales in the landscape.

Göran Englund, professor

I study the ecology and evolution of freshwater fishes

Hans Ivarsson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Henrik Sjödin, senior research engineer
Isolde Puts, postgraduate student
Jan Karlsson, professor

My research focus on impacts of climate change on the biogeochemistry and ecology of high latitude aquatic ecosystems.

Jenny Ask, research fellow (assistant professor)

I study aquatic ecology and biogeochemistry in northern lakes and coastal ecosystems, focusing on benthic processes.

Joanna Jonsson, administrator, personnel

Human Resources Officer and Work Environment Representative.

Johan Leander, postgraduate student (absence)

PhD student in ecology with focus on how salmon migration is affected by hydropower plants in regulated rivers.

Johan Lidman, postgraduate student

PhD-student in environmental science with focus on heavy metal transport and ecosystem effects.

Johan Olofsson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Johan Rydberg, senior research engineer (absence), senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Johan Wikner, senior lecturer (associate professor)

My research focus on marine bacteria and their influence on the environmental status in the Sea. I am also director for Umeå Marine Sciences Center.

Johanna Leppälä, research fellow (assistant professor)

My research focuses on understanding the genetic basis of plant speciation.

Jolina Orrell, coordinator, finance (absence)
Jon Moen, professor

Deputy head of department, responsible for research and PhD-studies

Jonatan Klaminder, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Judith Sarneel, researcher

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

Junwen Guo, postgraduate student
Katarina Stenman, study guidance counsellor

Herbaria administrator, botanist and teacher in floristics.

Keith Larson, coordinator, project

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

Kerstin Abbing, university lecturer

Assistant head of the department with primary responsibility in mainly infrastructure, work environment and staff issues.

Kevin Vikström, senior research engineer
Kristin Palmqvist, professor

Researcher and teacher with focus on organisms in boreal forests and responses anthropogenic perturbations. Chair of the faculty education committee and member of the university board.

Li Zhao, postgraduate student
Lina Polvi Sjöberg, research fellow (assistant professor)

Researcher in fluvial geomorphology with focus on rivers and streams.

Maja Sundqvist, research fellow (assistant professor)
Marcus Klaus, postdoctor

I am studying the effects of environmental change on carbon cycling in lakes.

Maria Myrstener, postgraduate student

PhD student focusing on ecology and biogeochemistry of stream ecosystems.

Marie Kårebrand, administrator, finance (absence)
Mehdi Cherif, senior lecturer (associate professor)

I am an ecologist at the frontier between ecosystem and community ecology.

Natuschka Lee, researcher

Research on microbial geoecology and astrobiology.

Pär Byström, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Roland Jansson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Rolf Zale, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Ryan Sponseller, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Sebastian Diehl, professor

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

Shuntaro Koizumi, postgraduate student

PhD student studying the effects of climate change on the productivity of northern lakes.

Sofia Ninnes, postgraduate student
Stig-Olof Holm, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Sven Norman, postgraduate student

PhD student studying the effects of climate change on the production of fish in Arctic and subarctic lakes.

Tom Korsman, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Tord Andersson, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Wei Zhao, senior research engineer
Åsa Berglund, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Åsa Widén, postgraduate student

PhD student with focus on rivers regulated by hydropower.