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EcoChange Umeå

The strategic research programme EcoChange focuses on the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems. Collaboration between several universities enables unique possibilities to perform holistic syntheses of the effects in the Baltic Sea. The research includes different thematic areas, with the Baltic Sea ecosystem as a common denominator.

The research programme EcoChange
The research programme EcoChange

EcoChange is a part of the government's strategic research initiative on marine environmental research.

EcoChange at Umeå University works mainly within the areas of ecology, marine chemistry and environmental analysis. Within EcoChange research results are translated into advice for authorities for management of the sea areas.

Head of research

Bacteria indicate disturbance
Bacteria indicate disturbance

Bacteria community composition gives important information on disturbances to marine environment.

Sensitive Baltic bacteria
Sensitive Baltic bacteria

The sensitive Baltic bacteria communities will change in the climate changed future.

Carbon from land into the marine foodweb
Carbon from land into the marine foodweb

Researchers have followed the carbon from land to sea and into the marine food web.