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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

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

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

Underground threat to our national parks

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

Infrastructures

Integrated Science Lab (Icelab)
We take a modelling approach for causal understanding and connect researchers from different backgrounds.
The Mesocosm Facility
Conduct large scale water and sediment experiments under highly controlled conditions.

Latest news

New study reveals clearcutting of old Swedish forests

Between 2003 and 2019 almost a fourth of Sweden's last old unprotected natural forests have disappeared.

Melting permafrost increases greenhouse gas from arctic lakes

When permafrost melts greenhouse gas emission from arctic lakes increase, as quantified in a new study.

Fertilisation reshapes the tree-fungi relationship in boreal forests

A new study led by researchers from Umeå Plant Science Centre has shed light onto this cryptic association.

Research projects

The spruce-buffer syndrome: should we prioritize deciduous trees in riparian buffer zones of boreal streams?
Duration 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2024
Type of project Research project
Greening of the Arctic: gradual or abrupt?
Research area: Ecology
Duration 1 January 2022 until 31 December 2025
Type of project Research project
Future Forests
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2024
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
Joacim Rocklöv Lab
The group researches what drives the growth and spread of infectious diseases globally.
Research area: Ecology, Infection biology
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 Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
Research area: Ecology
Terrestrial ecology
Research area at the Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science
Research area: Ecology