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Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


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

Christian Bigler, associate professor

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

Daniel Svensson, research engineer
Danny Chun Pong Lau, senior research engineer

My research focuses on food webs, biodiversity and functioning of aquatic ecosystems.

David Hall, senior research engineer
David Seekell, assistant professor
Demian Hauptmann, doctoral student

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

Dominic Vachon, senior research engineer
Dominique Maier, postdoctoral fellow (absent)
Edvin Karlsson, visiting researcher
Elin Lindén, doctoral student

PhD Student in terrestrial ecology.

Elisabet Carlborg, research assistant

Web master at EMG.

Erik Geibrink, research engineer
Femke Pijcke, doctoral student
Göran Englund, professor

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

Hans Ivarsson, associate professor
Hugo Harlin, doctoral student
Ida-Maria Blåhed, postdoctoral fellow
Isolde Puts, doctoral student
Jan Karlsson, professor

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

Jenny Ask, assistant professor

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

Jenny Olsson, doctoral student

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, human resources administrator

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

Johan Leander, doctoral student

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

Johan Lidman, doctoral student

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

Johan Rydberg, associate professor

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

Johan Wikner, 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.

Johanna Leppälä, assistant professor

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

Jolina Orrell, financial coordinator
Jon Moen, professor

Head of department, responsible for research and PhD-studies

Juan Ignacio Ramirez, postdoctoral fellow
Juan Jose Rodriguez Serrano, visiting researcher, postdoctoral fellow
Judith Sarneel, research fellow (absent)

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

Karl Heuchel, research engineer
Katarina Stenman, study counsellor

Herbaria administrator, botanist and teacher in floristics.

Keith Larson, project coordinator

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

Kerstin Abbing, lecturer

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

Lars-Inge Karlsson, IT systems administrator
Li Zhao, doctoral student
Lina Polvi Sjöberg, associate professor

Researcher in fluvial geomorphology with focus on rivers and streams.

Lisa Malm, postdoctoral fellow
Maria Karlsson, study counsellor (absent)
Maria Myrstener, doctoral student

PhD student focusing on ecology and biogeochemistry of stream ecosystems.

Marie Kårebrand, financial administrator
Matthias Siewert, postdoctoral fellow

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.

Mehdi Cherif, associate professor

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

Micael Jonsson, associate professor
Natuschka Lee, research fellow

Research on microbial geoecology and astrobiology.

Per Stenberg, associate professor
Philippe Simon, project assistant, other position

Working with investigating pollinating insects ecology with a focus around Honeybees in northern Sweden

Pär Byström, 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.

Reiner Giesler, professor

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, senior research engineer
Roland Jansson, associate professor
Rolf Zale, associate professor
Sebastian Diehl, professor

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

Shuntaro Koizumi, doctoral student

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

Sofia Ninnes, doctoral student
Sonia Brugel, senior research engineer
Stig-Olof Holm, associate professor

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

Sven Norman, doctoral student

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

Sybryn Maes, postdoctoral fellow
Tamara van Steijn, doctoral student
Tim Horstkotte, other position, senior research engineer
Tom Korsman, associate professor
Tord Andersson, associate professor
Wei Zhao, senior research engineer
Xiao-Ru Wang, professor

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

Åsa Berglund, 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, research assistant

PhD student with focus on rivers regulated by hydropower.