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Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


Annelie Lagesson, postgraduate student

In my PhD-project I study how pharmaceuticals and hormones in the environment can affect the behaviour of fish. 

Ann-Kristin Bergström, professor

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

Christian Bigler, senior lecturer (associate professor)

My research focuses on the dynamics of long-term environmental changes, varved sediments and diatoms. I am program responsible and also teaching within the environmental and health program.

Danny Chun Pong Lau, research fellow (assistant professor)

My research focuses on food webs, biodiversity and functioning of aquatic ecosystems. I am particularly interested in their responses to anthropogenic stressors (e.g. eutrophication, acidification, brownification, atmospheric nitrogen deposition, etc.) and climate change.

Elisabet Peedu, postgraduate student

I study sexual dimorphism and genetic population structure in the dioicious plant Silene dioica.

Gerard Rocher Ros, postgraduate student

PhD student interested in how ecosystems work across different scales in the landscape.

Göran Englund, professor

I study the ecology and evolution of freshwater fishes

Jan Karlsson, professor

My research focus on impacts of climate change on the biogeochemistry and ecology of high latitude aquatic ecosystems.

Joanna Jonsson, administrator, personnel

Human Resources Officer and Work Environment Representative.

Johan Leander, postgraduate student

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

Johan Lidman, postgraduate student

PhD-student in environmental science with focus on heavy metal transport and ecosystem effects.

Johan Wikner, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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.

Jon Moen, professor

Deputy head of department, responsible for research and PhD-studies

Katarina Stenman, study guidance counsellor

Herbaria administrator, botanist and teacher in floristics.

Keith Larson, coordinator, project

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

Kerstin Abbing, university lecturer

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

Kristin Palmqvist, professor

Researcher and teacher with focus on organisms in boreal forests and their responses anthropogenic perturbations. Chair of the faculty education committee and member of the university board.

Lina Polvi Sjöberg, research fellow (assistant professor)

Researcher in fluvial geomorphology with focus on rivers and streams.

Lovisa Lind, postdoctor

Researcher in freshwater and landscape ecology

Marcus Klaus, postdoctor

I am studying the effects of environmental change on carbon cycling in lakes.

Maria Myrstener, postgraduate student

PhD student focusing on ecology and biogeochemistry of stream ecosystems.

Mehdi Cherif, senior lecturer (associate professor)

I am an ecologist at the frontier between ecosystem and community ecology. I am interested in the mechanisms by which the physical and chemical environment shape food webs and ecological interactions.

Micael Jonsson, researcher

I teach primarily in ecology, statistics, and field methodology, and do research on how the environment controls ecological communities and how ecological communities influence ecosystem function and spatial energy flows

Pär Byström, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Sebastian Diehl, professor

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

Stig-Olof Holm, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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

Sven Norman, postgraduate student

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

Sylvain Monteux, postgraduate student

PhD student in permafrost microbial ecology

Tim Horstkotte, postdoctor

My research revolves around the management of natural resources in boreal landscapes, in particular the interaction between reindeer husbandry and forestry.

Åsa Berglund, senior lecturer (associate professor)

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, postgraduate student

PhD student with focus on rivers regulated by hydropower.