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Research at the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

The world changes rapidly and an understanding of how everything is connected is important. Our research is diverse and includes everything from studies on plants and animals to the complexity of whole ecosystems. We, humans, are omnipresent; with our actions and our behaviours we influence how ecosystems develop.

We study the effects of changing conditions.

This includes the effect of zoonotic diseases that spread from animals to humans, the consequences of a changing climate and rapid loss of biodiversity, and the human impacts on the environment through diverse activities such as forestry, mining, fishing, hunting, growing cities, wind- and hydropower, and the release of toxins.

We evaluate the effects of different nature conservation and restoration strategies in terrestrial and aquatic systems to support sustainable nature-based solutions.

Our research affects us all.


The research at our department is divided into four research areas:

Published: 04 April 2023 - Page editor: susanna.bergstrom@slu.se

Contacts at the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies

Head of department: Anders Alanärä +46 (0)90-786 8215
Assistant head of department: Anne-Maarit Hekkala +46(0)90-786 8370, +46(0)72-242 97 13
Communications officer: Susanna Bergström +46(0)90-786 8299

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