Most of our research is focused on current environmental issues, and is often conducted in collaboration with industry, authorities and organizations. Our research includes aquatic ecosystems and environmental issues such as environmental pollutants, climate change, eutrophication, biodiversity and ecological services such as the availability of clean drinking water. The department’s research is strongly linked with our environmental assessment. For example, data from monitoring is used for research, and many times the aim of our research is to improve environmental assessment methods.
At the department we have three research laboratories, and we participate in the national infrastructure programmes SITES, LTER Sweden and Integrated Monitoring (IM). We are also national data hosts for chemical and biological data from lakes and streams.