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Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

About the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment

We have a unique national responsibility for assessing the condition of Swedish surface waters with respect to both water chemistry and the aquatic biota. The mission of the department is to provide the knowledge about human impacts on aquatic ecosystems that society needs to achieve its environmental goals for surface waters.

This mission involves the design and implementation of long-term monitoring programs across a range of spatial and temporal scales, studies of the chemical and ecological processes underlying environmental change, as well as the knowledge and tools needed to interpret environmental data and assess management alternatives.

Our laboratories are accredited by SWEDAC for analyses and sampling of chemical compounds and biological species composition in inland waters.

We offer education on bachelor, master and PhD level.

Our work is performed in three research sections: Ecology and biodiversity, Geochemistry and hydrology, and Organic environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology.