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Environmental sciences

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.

Latest news

Researchers are listening to the breath of streams
Researchers are listening to the breath of streams

Researchers have delevoped method using sound recordings to estimate gas exchange in waters.

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.

Features

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.

Sustainable trio of perspectives
Sustainable trio of perspectives

They have different methods at their departments to help shape the future through sustainable development.

Infrastructures

Biogeochemical Analytical Facility (BAF)
The instrument facility for biogeochemical analyses at KBC and EMG
The Mesocosm Facility
The Mesocosm Facility is one of Europe's most modern and advanced.

Research projects

Impact of forestry on greenhouse gas release from streams
1 January 2019 until 31 December 2022
Research project
To change peoples daily travel
1 February 2017 until 31 December 2019
Research project
Climate change induced regime shifts in Northern lake ecosystems
1 January 2017 until 31 December 2022
Research project

Research groups

EcoChange Umeå
EcoChange is a strategic research programme that is hosted by Umeå University.
Paleolimnology
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Research subject: Environmental sciences