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.    



2016-01-19 -  Research on dung beetles is far from boring
In a blog Tomas Roslin at the department of ecology and his colleague Eleanor Slade describes different approaches to learn more about the role of dung beetles in the ecosystem. One example is that they...
2015-12-18 -  The effect of cropping systems on soil organic matter storage and carbon sequestration
Thomas Kätterer, at the department of ecology, got funding from the Swedish Farmers' Foundation for Agricultural Research.
2015-12-15 -  Article from SLU in the 2015 Top 100 most influential paper list
An article published in Science that showed humans and large predators can share the same landscape is number 48 on a list of the 100 articles that got the most attention in traditional and social media...
2015-12-02 -  Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination
Many of the world’s crops are pollinated by insects, and bees are often assumed to be the most important pollinators. But now an international research team (including researchers from SLU) has shown that...
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.


Postal address

Department of Ecology
Box 7044
75007 Uppsala

Visiting address

Ulls väg 16
Ultuna, Uppsala 






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Page updated: 2016-01-28.

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