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Rodent & Disease Ecology Group

Welcome to the website of the Rodent & Disease Ecology Group, led by senior lecturer Frauke Ecke of the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental studies, SLU, Umeå.

Flying owl holding a rodent. Photo.

We are interested in the ecology and disease ecology of small mammals. Our work covers monitoring, assessment and research in different biomes and in natural as well as anthropogenic settings. We combine disciplines including population, landscape, behaviour and movement ecology with virology, molecular biology, epidemiology, ecotoxicology and social sciences to understand spatio-temporal changes in the dynamics of small mammals, their predators and zoonoses as well as of zoonotic outbreaks in humans.

Published: 22 September 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 officers: Susanna Bergström +46(0)90-786 8299, Ulla Ahlgren +46(0)90-786 8281

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