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Ecology

Ecology has to do with interactions in nature. It is the study of how organisms (such as animals, plants and microorganisms) live and work within their habitats, and of how they depend on each other and their surrounding environments. Environmental factors may range from weather, climate, and soil to topography and ocean currents.

Feature

Underground threat to our national parks
Underground threat to our national parks

Jonatan Klaminder reckons it’s time to question our attitudes towards these underground diggers.

Mountain-crossing climate research
Mountain-crossing climate research

The Abisko research station is popular among researchers from all over the world for studying climate change.

Infrastructures

Integrated Science Lab (Icelab)
We take a modelling approach for causal understanding and connect researchers from different backgrounds.
The Mesocosm Facility
The Mesocosm Facility is one of Europe's most modern and advanced.

Latest news

High greenhouse gas emissions from Siberian Inland Waters
High greenhouse gas emissions from Siberian Inland Waters

Umeå researchers show that carbon emissions from rivers and lakes exceed coal exports to the Arctic Ocean.

Nutrients affect Arctic freshwater responses to global warming
Nutrients affect Arctic freshwater responses to global warming

Maria Myrstener shows that this has the potential to decrease primary productivity of these ecosystems.

The many different values of a forest increase with the age of the forest
The many different values of a forest increase with the age of the forest

This has been shown by researchers in a new study published in “Environmental Research Letters”.

Research projects

Global change depletes pelagic food webs in northern lakes (Web4Food)
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2024
Type of project Research project
Biodiversity-ecosystem functional relationships in evolved spatially structured societies
Research area: Ecology, Mathematics
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2024
Type of project Research project
Importance of pathogenic fungi for the marine carbon cycle
Research area: Ecology, Marine science
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project

Research groups

EcoChange Umeå
EcoChange is a strategic research programme that is hosted by Umeå University.
Freshwater ecology
Research area at the Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science
Research area: Ecology
Marine ecology
Research area at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
Research area: Ecology
Mathematical ecology
Research area at the Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science
Research area: Ecology
Restoration ecology
Research area at the Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science
Research area: Ecology
Terrestrial ecology
Research area at the Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science
Research area: Ecology