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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".


Agnes Regos, project assistant

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

Bent Christensen, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Caroline Blomquist, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Christian Bigler, senior lecturer (associate professor)

Research focus on the dynamics of long-term environmental changes. Deputy head of department responsible for undergraduate education.

Daniel Svensson, research engineer
Danny Chun Pong Lau, senior research engineer

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

David Hall, senior research engineer
David Seekell, assistant professor
Demian Hauptmann, doctoral student

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

Dominique Maier, postdoctoral fellow
Doreen Yu-Tuan Huang, senior research engineer
Edvin Karlsson, visiting researcher
Elin Lindén, doctoral student

PhD Student in terrestrial ecology.

Elisabet Carlborg, research assistant

Web master at EMG.

Ellen Dorrepaal, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Erik Geibrink, research engineer
Francisco Vasconcelos, postdoctoral fellow

Post-Doc with interest in shallow lake ecosystems.

Gerard Rocher Ros, senior research engineer

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)
Heini Laitinen, financial administrator
Hugo Harlin, doctoral student
Isolde Puts, doctoral student
Jan Karlsson, professor

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

Jenny Ask, assistant professor

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

Jenny Olsson, doctoral student
Joanna Jonsson, human resources administrator

Human Resources Officer and Work Environment Representative.

Johan Leander, doctoral student (absent)

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

Johan Lidman, doctoral 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 (absent), 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, assistant professor

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

Jolina Orrell, financial coordinator
Jon Moen, professor

Head of department, responsible for research and PhD-studies

Jonatan Klaminder, senior lecturer (associate professor)
Judith Sarneel, research fellow

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

Junwen Guo, doctoral student
Karl Heuchel, research engineer
Katarina Stenman, study counsellor

Herbaria administrator, botanist and teacher in floristics.

Keith Larson, project coordinator (absent)

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

Kerstin Abbing, 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.

Lars-Inge Karlsson, IT systems administrator
Li Zhao, doctoral student (absent)
Lina Polvi Sjöberg, assistant professor

Researcher in fluvial geomorphology with focus on rivers and streams.

Maria Myrstener, doctoral student

PhD student focusing on ecology and biogeochemistry of stream ecosystems.

Marie Kårebrand, financial administrator (absent)
Matthias Siewert, postdoctoral fellow

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.

Mehdi Cherif, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Monica Sörman, other position
Natuschka Lee, research fellow

Research on microbial geoecology and astrobiology.

Philippe Simon, project assistant
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.

Reiner Giesler, professor

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.

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, doctoral student

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

Sofia Ninnes, doctoral student
Sonia Brugel, senior research engineer
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, doctoral 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)
Ulla Carlsson-Graner, 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, doctoral student

PhD student with focus on rivers regulated by hydropower.