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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.

Latest news

Western Siberian rivers and lakes emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere
Western Siberian rivers and lakes emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere

Thesis shows warmer climate and permafrost thawing increase greenhouse gas emissions from Siberian waters.

Tromso next stop for Arctic seminars tour
Tromso next stop for Arctic seminars tour

Live lectures about how people, ecosystems and communities are affected by climate change.

Action to save bees and other insects in Northern Sweden!
Action to save bees and other insects in Northern Sweden!

The University draws attention to the crisis situation and starts research on insects in Northern Sweden.

Research projects

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