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.