Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Aquatic Sciences and Assessment

We are assessing the changes in environmental conditions in Swedish lakes and watercourses, and the underlying causes. Our work includes environmental monitoring and assessment, research, teaching, and laboratory analyses.

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Our Environmental Management Systems (EMS) is certified according to ISO14001!

This implies that we have assessed our environmental impact, and that we are systematically working to reduce our negative impact on the environment and increase our positive impact.

Data host for inland waters

We have a mission from the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management to be data host for data collected from inland waters within the national and regional environmental monitoring programs, as well as coordinated recipient monitoring (SRK). Our mission is to assure the data quality, to store it, and to make it available for use.

The databases are at the present only available in Swedish. However, the databases are under a major reconstruction that includes a new enhanced webb application and availablity also in english.


2015-06-22 -  Department researcher now in the board of SETAC Europe
Mirco Bundschuh have joined the council of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC).
2015-04-23 -  Chemist from the department co-authors Nature publication
Unique field study shows that wild bees are harmed by the pesticide type neonicotinoids
2015-03-05 -  'New Insights' presents research by the department
Research by Kevin Bishop, Willem Goedkoops and Karin Wiberg are presented in the latest issue of New Insights by SLU
2014-12-03 -  New grants from Oscar & Lilli Lamm foundation
Two research projects have received in total 2.5 million SEK for studies on reducing internal P-loads in lakes, and on long-term changes in aquatic food webs.
2014-12-01 -  His Majesty's guest professorship at Aquatic Sciences and Assessment
Professor Chris Evans has been rewarded his Majesty's guest professorship in Environmental Science and will visit the department from 2015.

Research and Environmental Assessment

Our work seeks to describe, evaluate and inform about the status of the environment, how that status changes over time, and the causes of those changes. Most of the work is focused on assessing, in a catchment perspective, the aquatic ecosystem in lakes and streams. The department's efforts to define natural variability and better detect human influence are advancing our knowledge of how the environment varies in space and time. The breadth of expertise in the department allows for an interdisciplinary approach to the relation of water quality and the biota, as well as the coupling of catchment soils and land use to the situation in the aquatic environment. The environmental fate of organic pollutants and their effects on biota is another specialty.

Our analytical laboratories

We are mainly working with sampling and analyses of lakes and watercourses. Additionally, due to our tight coupling to the researchers at the department we can also offer highly skilled assessments of the results. All of our analytical laboratories are accredited by SWEDAC for analyses and sampling of chemical compounds and biological species composition in inland waters.

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Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, SLU • Telephone +46-18-67 10 00 • 202100-2817
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