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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

The landscape determines how streams should be restored
The landscape determines how streams should be restored

Stream restauration projects planned at the landscape scale leads to the best results.

Not only temperature controls the nutrient cycle in the Arctic
Not only temperature controls the nutrient cycle in the Arctic

Nature Communcations: Absence of earthworms can explain why Arctic plants are starving for nitrogen.

Want to have trout, char and salmon to thrive as fish in the water
Want to have trout, char and salmon to thrive as fish in the water

In the summer, doctoral students Johan Leander and Sven Norman go into an intense period out in the field.

Research projects

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
ECOHAB: Improvement and evaluation of connectivity and habitat quality for sustainable hydropower
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