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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Certified ISO 14001

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.


2016-04-22 -  Research project NonHazCity receives flagship status from the European Commission
The research project NonHazCity, which involves several researchers from the department, have received flagship status within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) from the European Commission,...
2016-02-12 -  Dissolved organic carbon from forests, now and in the future
EOS highlights an article from the department
2016-01-29 -  Prolonged chairmanship in OSPAR Input
Lars Sonesten at the department has got a prolongation to lead the work within the OSPAR Input WG
2016-01-21 -  High levels of PFAS in lakes close to a Swedish airforce base
Researchers from the department have found high levels of PFAS in two lakes close to Luleå in the Northern part of Sweden

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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