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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.

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The need for long time series
The need for long time series

The UN report on oceans and climate is based on long time data series. Umeå University contributes to these.

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.

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

DNA-metabarcoding of marine phytoplankton
Duration 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2021
Type of project Research project
Impact of forestry on greenhouse gas release from streams
Duration 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2022
Type of project Research project
Sludge: from problem to product
Duration 1 October 2018 until 23 May 2023
Type of project PhD project
To change peoples daily travel
Duration 1 February 2017 until 31 December 2019
Type of project Research project
Climate change induced regime shifts in Northern lake ecosystems
Duration 1 January 2017 until 31 December 2022
Type of project 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