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Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG)

We gather researchers, teachers and students in the area of environment and nature. We have a wide breadth of both research and education. Program studies at EMG are conducted in the areas of biology, geoscience and environmental and health protection, from basic to master's level. Research groups conduct research with ecological, palaeolimnological or biogeochemical focus. We offer postgraduate studies in ecology, environmental science or natural geography.


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Several Umeå researchers participated in the national space meeting in Lund
Published: 04 Aug, 2022

Maria Hamrin, docent in space plasma physics, is chair of the Swedish Space Scientists' Collaboration Group.

The Environmental Archaeological Lab takes over pollen measurements in Umeå
Published: 03 Aug, 2022

The pollen trap is located on a roof on campus. Data is reported to the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Environmental measures in regulated rivers with little loss in power production
Published: 03 Aug, 2022

Researchers present 28 ecological regulation scenarios with environmental benefits on electricity production.

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Visiting professor André de Roos shakes up established ideas in theoretical ecology

Mathematicians call him ecologist, ecologists a mathematician. André is a comfortable interdisciplinaire.

International collaboration within EcoChange

International collaboration leads to strong research of high quality within the research programme EcoChange.

Sustainability and transformation require an interdisciplinary approach

Jon Moen is professor at EMG and steering group member in Umeå Transformation Research Initiative.