Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Research at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment

Our research increases our understanding of aquatic ecosystems, environmental analysis and monitoring, and contributes to the sustainable use of water and other natural resources. The research is based on environmental monitoring data, field studies and experiments, as well as computer models. An important part of our research is to distinguish human impact on the aquatic environment from natural variations.


Our research includes aquatic ecosystems and environmental issues such as environmental pollutants, climate change, eutrophication, biodiversity and ecological services. We also develop models and methods used in environmental assessment.


Research infrastructure

At the department we have three research laboratories, and we participate in the national infrastructure programs SITES and Integrated Monitoring (IM). We are also national data hosts for chemical and biological data from lakes and streams.

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