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.    



2015-02-26 -  Fighting malaria in the mosquito’s gut
Mosquito nets and preventive healthcare have been important tools in protecting against the malaria parasite for many years, but the disease is still affecting several hundred million people every year....
2015-02-26 -  Protecting wild pollinators is vital
Wild insects are at least as important as the honey bee for pollinating agricultural and horticultural crops which produce seeds, fruit, berries or nuts.
2015-02-26 -  Probiotics slow down foulbrood
The stomachs of honey bees are full of useful lactic acid bacteria, which can fight bacterial infections in both bees and humans.
2015-02-16 -  A newly discovered bacterial family may become a weapon in the fight against malaria
A new family of bacteria that are common in malaria mosquitoes has been described by researchers at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Uppsala University in Sweden, Justus-Liebig-Universität...
2015-01-23 -  Developing world: Use mentoring to fix science inequality
Scientists from wealthy countries could be encouraged to mentor young scientists from developing nations by including mentorship requirements in grant awards, for example, says Grzegorz Mikusiński (Department...


Postal address

Department of Ecology
Box 7044
75007 Uppsala

Visiting address

Ulls väg 16
Ultuna, Uppsala 






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