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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.

Alisa Heuchel
Anders Jonsson

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

Ashish Verma

Working on the adaptation strategies of marine prokaryotes in the cold and oligotrophic ecosystems of sub-Arctic and Arctic ecosystems.

Bernice Hwang
Birgitta Malm-Renöfält

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

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. Deputy head of department responsible for undergraduate education.

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 these 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
Doreen Yu-Tuan Huang
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
Emily Pickering Pedersen
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.

Hugo Harlin
Jade Bruxaux

My work is mainly focused on biogeography and phylogenetics, here on Scots pines.

Jan Dietrich
Jan Karlsson

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

Jenny Ask

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

Jenny Olsson
Jérémy Monsimet
Joanna Jonsson
Johan Rydberg

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

Johan Wikner

My research focus on marine bacteria and their influence on the environmental status in the Sea.

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

Head of department, responsible for research and PhD-studies

Jonatan Klaminder

Professor in environmental science

Juan Jose Rodriguez Serrano

My research focuses on microbial processes related to the formation of methylmercury, as well as the potential use of microbial communities as bio-indicators of environmental pollution.

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).

Kerstin Abbing

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

Kesava Priyan Ramasamy

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

Lars-Inge Karlsson
Laurenz Teuber
Leah Kirchhoff
Lina Polvi Sjöberg

Researcher in fluvial geomorphology with focus on rivers and streams.

Lisa Malm
Maria Svensson
Marianne Nilsson
Marie Kårebrand
Marina Morlock

Postdoctoral fellow working on sedimentary ancient DNA to reconstruct human-ecosystem interactions over time

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.

Melissa Reidy
Micael Jonsson
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
Nina Autant
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.

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.

Tom Korsman
Tord Andersson
Walter Gezelius
Wei Zhao
Wojciech Uszko
Xiao-Ru Wang

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

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