Environmental science focuses on the interaction between nature, the environment and human beings, and is thus central to achieving sustainable development. In particular, environmental science focuses on studying environmental problems, their causes, processes, effects and possible measures and solutions. It is interdisciplinary and primarily founded in the natural sciences and engineering, with clear links to other subjects such as political science, law, economics, and behavioral sciences.
In the summer, doctoral students Johan Leander and Sven Norman go into an intense period out in the field.
The UN report on oceans and climate is based on long time data series. Umeå University contributes to these.
Thesis shows warmer climate and permafrost thawing increase greenhouse gas emissions from Siberian waters.