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.    

 

News

2015-07-08 -  Time will tell: resource continuity bolsters ecosystem services
To develop more targeted means to promote ecosystem services, we need a solid understanding of the limitations to population growth for service-providing organisms, according to an article in Trends in...
2015-07-07 -  Tundra study uncovers impact of climate warming in the Arctic
Significant changes in one of the Earth’s most important ecosystems are not only a symptom of climate change, but may fuel further warming, research suggests.
2015-07-07 -  Research on edible insects perfect for SLU
SLU can develop a sustainable concept for breeding edible insects. We have both the necessary expertise and the will, according to a report written by Åsa Berggren at the Department of Ecology and Anna...
2015-07-07 -  Having children affects doctoral students’ plans for the future
Doctoral students without children are happy to pursue a career in research. The same goes for male doctoral students with children, while their female counterparts show considerably less interest in a...
2015-07-07 -  Fawns in study on tick-borne diseases
The weeks around Midsummer are intense for the Grimsö team of eight who spend their days tagging, weighing and measuring fawns. The also take blood samples and collect ticks from the animals. In the evenings,...

Contact

Postal address

Department of Ecology
Box 7044
75007 Uppsala
SWEDEN

Visiting address

Ulls väg 16
Ultuna, Uppsala 
(Ekologicentrum)

Telephone

+46(0)18-671000

Fax

+46(0)18-672890

www.slu.se/ecology  

 

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