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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

A better understanding of how soil carbon is distributed in the Arctic
A better understanding of how soil carbon is distributed in the Arctic

Two new studies emphasize the variability of soil organic carbon in the Arctic permafrost region.

Nutrients affect Arctic freshwater responses to global warming
Nutrients affect Arctic freshwater responses to global warming

Maria Myrstener shows that this has the potential to decrease primary productivity of these ecosystems.

Exchange of knowledge during the internship at Boliden Minerals AB
Exchange of knowledge during the internship at Boliden Minerals AB

A three-month internship is included in the Industrial Doctoral School. Johan thinks it has been rewarding.

Features

Old sins - new problems
Old sins - new problems

Dioxins in herring do not decrease at expected rate. Earlier chlorophenol use may be part of the explanation.

Bacteria indicate disturbance
Bacteria indicate disturbance

Bacteria community composition gives important information on disturbances to marine environment.

Infrastructures

Biogeochemical Analytical Facility (BAF)
The instrument facility for biogeochemical analyses at KBC and EMG
Marine analyses
Biological and chemical analyses of marine samples.
Research vessels Gulf of Bothnia
At Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF), research vessels are available for research and environmental monitoring. UMF conducts regular sampling...
The Mesocosm Facility
The Mesocosm Facility is one of Europe's most modern and advanced.

Research projects

Impact of climate change on marine ecosystems in the Swedish Arctic
Research subject: Environmental sciences
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
Forest based biofuels for Sustainable Arctic Marine Shipping
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2023
Type of project Research project
Global change depletes pelagic food webs in northern lakes (Web4Food)
Research subject: Ecology, Environmental sciences
Duration 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2024
Type of project Research project

Research groups

EcoChange Umeå
EcoChange is a strategic research programme that is hosted by Umeå University.
Paleolimnology
Research area at the Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science
Research subject: Environmental sciences