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Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


Alexis Sullivan
Anders Jonsson

My research concerns effects of environmental and climate change on the productivity and the food web structure of northern aquatic ecosystems.

Bror Holmgren
Christian Bigler

Research focus on the dynamics of long-term environmental changes. Deputy head of department responsible for undergraduate education.

Christine Godeau
David Hall
David Seekell
Demian Hauptmann

Doctoral student in physical geography with a focus on biogeochemistry in watercourses.

Dominique Maier
Doreen Yu-Tuan Huang
Edvin Karlsson
Elin Lindén

PhD Student in terrestrial ecology.

Elisabet Carlborg

Web master at EMG.

Ellen Dorrepaal
Emil Andersen
Erik Geibrink
Femke Pijcke
Fredrik Olajos
Gerard Rocher Ros

I am a catchment ecologist interested in landscape patterns of ecosystem function, with a background in complex systems and statistical modelling.

Göran Englund

I study the ecology and evolution of freshwater fishes and climate effects of forestry

Hanna Jonsson
Hans Ivarsson
Hugo Harlin
Ida-Maria Blåhed
Isolde Puts
Jacob Lewerentz
Jan Karlsson

My research focus on impacts of climate change on the biogeochemistry and ecology of boreal and arctic aquatic ecosystems.

Jani Ahonen
Jenny Ask

I study aquatic ecology and biogeochemistry in northern lakes and coastal ecosystems, focusing on benthic processes.

Jenny Olsson

Postgraduate student in ecology specializing in landscape genetics. Focus is to assess to what degree dams act as barriers for gene flow in riverine plants along regulated rivers. 

Joanna Jonsson

Master of Science in Human Resources Management and Development. Works as HR-administrator at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science. 

Johan Leander

PhD student in ecology with focus on how salmon migration is affected by hydropower plants in regulated rivers.

Johan Rydberg

I'm a researcher and teacher within the field of environmental science.

Johan Wikner

My research focus on marine bacteria and their influence on the environmental status in the Sea. I am also director for Umeå Marine Sciences Center.

Johanna Leppälä

My research focuses on understanding the genetic basis of plant speciation.

Jolina Orrell
Jon Moen

Head of department, responsible for research and PhD-studies

Juan Ignacio Ramirez
Judith Sarneel

My research interest are (riparian) plant community composition and decomposition, for which I use the tea bag index.

Karl Heuchel
Katarina Stenman

Herbaria administrator, botanist and teacher in floristics.

Keith Larson

Project Coordinator for the Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC).

Kerstin Abbing

Deputy head of the department with primary responsibility in mainly infrastructure, work environment and staff issues.

Lars-Inge Karlsson
Li Zhao
Lina Polvi Sjöberg

Researcher in fluvial geomorphology with focus on rivers and streams.

Lisa Malm
Marianne Nilsson
Marie Kårebrand
Máté Vass
Matthias Siewert

I do research on soil organic carbon, vegetation distribution, vegetation productivity, plant-herbivory interaction using GIS and remote sensing techniques in the Arctic and permafrost environments.

Mattias Dalkvist
Mehdi Cherif

I am an ecologist at the frontier between ecosystem and community ecology.

Melissa Reidy
Micael Jonsson
Mohammed Hamdan

I  study the controls of primary production in northern lakes.

Natuschka Lee

Research on microbial geoecology and astrobiology.

Per Stenberg
Pär Byström

I study size-dependent interactions within and between fish species and effects of fishing and climate change on population dynamics and ecological processes.

Reiner Giesler

My research is focused on the effects of climate change on biogeochemical processes in terrestrial and aquatic environments above all in arctic and boreal environments.

Richard Mason
Roland Jansson
Rolf Zale
Ryan Sponseller
Saúl Rodriguez
Sebastian Diehl

Professor of ecology who develops mathematical models for describing and understanding the dynamics of aquatic ecosystems

Shuntaro Koizumi

PhD student studying the effects of climate change on the productivity of northern lakes.

Sofia Ninnes
Sonia Brugel
Stig-Olof Holm

Teaching on courses that deals with ecology and the questions about how a sustainable society will be formed.

Sven Norman

PhD student studying the effects of climate change on the production of fish in Arctic and subarctic lakes.

Tamara van Steijn
Tharindu Herath
Tim Horstkotte

My research revolves around social-ecological systems in northern environments - in particular reindeer husbandry and the consequences of climate change and multiple land use on the livelihood.

Tom Korsman
Tord Andersson
Wei Zhao
Xiao-Ru Wang

My main research focuses on the evolutionary history of conifer trees in Eurasia.

Åsa Berglund

I teach primarily on the Environmental Helth program, and do research on how metal contamination affect our ecosystems, with special interest in bird populations.

Åsa Widén

PhD student with focus on rivers regulated by hydropower.