About us

Last changed: 02 August 2023
Two people looking at lingonberries under a tree. Photo.

Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies conducts research, education and environmental monitoring in wildlife and fish. The research is both applied and basic and is concentrated in different competence areas: Forest zooecology and biodiversity, Fish biology and genetics, and Wildlife and fish tourism.

The department was formed in 2007 after the merging of the two former SLU departments, Animal ecology and Aquaculture.


Head of department: Anders Alanärä +46 (0)90-786 8215
Assistant head of department: Anne-Maarit Hekkala +46(0)90-786 83 70, +46(0)72-242 97 13

Financial Officer: Oskar Thurén +46(0)90-786 8742
Department Administrator: Charlotta Åström +46 (0)90-786 8686
Department Assistant: Kicki Lindberg +46 (0)90-786 8190

Communications officers: Susanna Bergström +46(0)90-786 8299
Ulla Ahlgren +46(0)90-786 8281

Master thesis coordinator: Therese Löfroth 46 (0)90-786 8384
Undergraduate studies coordinator: Therese Löfroth +46 (0)90-786 8384
PhD coordinator: Anne-Maarit Hekkala +46(0)72-242 9713
Masterprogram coordinator: Petter Axelsson +46(0)79-304 2878

Staff at the department of wildlife, fish, and enviromental studies:
Staff at the department


Postal address: Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd, SE-907 36, Umeå, Sweden
Payment address: SLU Fakturamottagning Box 7090, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden