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

Department of Ecology

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Ecology


Comprehensive knowledge of species ecology and ecosystem functions is the foundation of sustainable forestry and agriculture. Within the ecology department we conduct both empirical and theoretical research that can provide knowledge for efficient conservation, efficacious plant protection as well as sustainable forest and crop production.

We study the influence of climate change on soil, plants, and animals. Solutions are sought that will preserve threatened species, benefit biological diversity, and control pests. These divergent goals require a broad understanding of ecological interactions in nature. Populations, communities, and ecosystems are central concepts.     

Our goal is pursued through our research, educational programs and outreach activities. Basic research is a strong element of the department’s activities, but at the same time most of the research has strong ties to important applications and societal questions. International collaboration is an integral part of departmental activities.    



2015-11-23 -  PhD students in Japan
PhD students from the department of ecology and the department of crop production ecology visited a university in Japan in October.
2015-11-08 -  New interesting projects at the department
We have received grants from the Swedish research council Formas for several new projects. Research about large carnivore lethal management, citizen science data, green rights-of-way infrastructure and...
2015-10-27 -  Lion populations are declining rapidly across Africa
At a regional scale, lion populations in West, Central, and East Africa are likely to suffer a projected 50 percent decline over the next two decades, according to an article in PNAS. One of the authors...
2015-10-12 -  Notable paper about biodiversity and resilience
Ecological society of America`s have looked back at some of the most notable papers published since 1920. It is a part of the journals centennial celebration. One of the chosen articles are Response diversity,...
2015-10-09 -  Optimizing Crops for Biocontrol of Pests and Disease
Volatile compounds and extrafloral nectar are common defenses of wild plants; however, in crops they bear an as-yet underused potential for biological control of pests and diseases, according to an article...


Postal address

Department of Ecology
Box 7044
75007 Uppsala

Visiting address

Ulls väg 16
Ultuna, Uppsala 






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Page updated: 2015-09-22.

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