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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)
Integrated Science Lab, Icelab, seeks to be a hub for communication and collaboration in the life sciences at Umeå University. We take a modelling...
The Mesocosm Facility
The Mesocosm Facility is one of Europe's most modern and advanced.

Latest news

University staff tripled overnight
University staff tripled overnight

150,000 diligently working bees and their queens Vilhelmina, Dorotea and Fredrika make up Campus Bigården.

Pike cause whitefish to divide
Pike cause whitefish to divide

Researchers have mapped environmental factors leading to whitefish dividing into different "sibling species".

Climate researcher receives Umeå Municipality Scientific Award
Climate researcher receives Umeå Municipality Scientific Award

Dominic Vachon receives the award for his research on greenhouse gases in inland waters.

Research projects

Syntheses of decomposition and respiration responses across space and time
Research subject: Ecology
Duration 1 August 2020
Type of project Post-doc project
Big or small fish for harvesting? Effects of ontogenetic habitat shifts and bottlenecks in recruitment
Duration 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2022
Type of project Research project
Does it have to be “first come, first served” for roots and plants?
Research subject: Botany, Ecology
Duration 1 January 2020 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
Aquatic environments at risk of developing pathogenic bacteria
Research subject: Ecology
Duration 26 November 2018 until 26 November 2023
Type of project PhD project
Ecorelease: a tool for calculating ecologically functional minimum flows
Research subject: Biological sciences, Ecology
Duration 31 August 2018 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project

Research groups

EcoChange Umeå
EcoChange is a strategic research programme that is hosted by Umeå University.
Freshwater ecology
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Research subject: Ecology
Marine ecology
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Research subject: Ecology
Mathematical ecology
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Research subject: Ecology
Restoration ecology
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Research subject: Ecology
Terrestrial ecology
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Research subject: Ecology