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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.

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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.

Alpine ecosystems under the microscope
Alpine ecosystems under the microscope

Maja Sundqvist is studying nature in a slow-changing climate by using natural variations in altitude.

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.

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American PhD students study global climate problems at Umeå University
American PhD students study global climate problems at Umeå University

US PhD students visit CIRC this summer to research the role of arctic lakes and rivers in the carbon cycle.

Biological processes influence how Arctic rivers emit carbon dioxide
Biological processes influence how Arctic rivers emit carbon dioxide

Arctic waters contributes largely to global carbon dioxide emissions and we need to better understand how.

The green gold that cleans wastewater and produces biodiesel
The green gold that cleans wastewater and produces biodiesel

Nordic microalgae can be used for simultaneous production of biomass and municipal sewage treatment.

Research projects

Aquatic environments at risk of developing pathogenic bacteria
Research subject: Ecology
26 November 2018 until 26 November 2023
PhD project
Pollination ecology
Research subject: Ecology
1 June 2017
Research project
Downstream salmon migration in regulated rivers
Research subject: Ecology
1 April 2017 until 1 April 2021
PhD project
Changing ice-cover regimes in a warmer climate: Effects on northern aquatic ecosystems
Research subject: Ecology
1 January 2017 until 31 December 2020
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