Environmental assessment and tools

Last changed: 06 April 2020
Labelled plastic bottles filled with lake water. Photo.

A large part of our research is focused on improving methods for environmental monitoring and assessment, and developing tools and models useful for both researchers and water managers.

The department has for many years participated in the development of biological and chemical assessment methods used in the assessment according to the European water framework directive, and the development of critical load of acidifying compounds in lakes. Additionally, different models, for calculation of for example nutrient leaching and transport, are used and developed at the department.

Other work aimed at improving assessment and monitoring includes the use of sensors for automated continuous measurements of physiochemical water parameters and development of DNA-barcoding methods for species identification.

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