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Department of Aquatic Siences and Assessment

The Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment is a research center for applied environmental research with national responsibility for monitoring the environmental status of lakes and watercourses. Research is mainly focused on aquatic ecology and biodiversity, geochemistry and hydrology and aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry.

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The CENTURION-project focuses on two major threats, climate change and eutrophication, to ecological status of Swedish lakes. Aquatic ecosystems face tremendous changes due to a multitude of

Continued funding for the Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science (SITES)

The Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science (SITES) has been awarded continued funding for 2023–2027 from the Swedish Research Council (VR). SITES is a national infrastructure for ecosystem

Archive of Measurement Uncertainties

Below are the accredited analytical methods and their measurement uncertainties listed, since November 2017. For information about earlier analytical methods from 1960s and onwards, see each method .

Geochemical laboratory

The laboratory are analysing the chemical composition of inland waters. We are since 1992 accredited by SWEDAC for the analyses of about 40 different parameters, as well as for sampling. In total,

Videos about water

At SLU, we conduct research on water in forest, agricultural and urban landscapes, drinking water, reuse and cycling of water, aquatic and fish ecology in lakes, watercourses and seas, bio economy,


Interested in the Baltic Sea? Discover all about it at the Baltic Sea Science Center (BSSC) located at Skansen, Stockholm, or join our digital events. SLU proudly contributes to the content of the


Interested in knowing more about how SLU contributes to the Baltic Sea Science Center (BSSC)? Please get in touch with any of the persons listed below. Experts in "Kunskapsrådet" for BSSC at SLU The

Karriärbidrag till Foon Yin Lai

Docent Foon Yin Lai, at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, is one of the five researchers who has been awarded 3 million SEK as a career grant from the Vice-Chancellor of SLU. SLU’s

Ozon wastewater treatment potentiate pharmaceutical toxicity

Sewage effluent ozonation can reduce concentrations of chemical pollutants including pharmaceutical residues. However, the formation of potentially toxic ozonation byproducts (OBPs) is a matter of

Large-scale mapping of microflora in European lakes

Have you ever wondered about the invisible bacteria, archaea, viruses and protozoa hiding in our lakes? Each drop of water contains millions of unicellular organisms that cannot be seen with the

Mini-Symposium “Recovering DNA from sedimentary archives”

Mini-symposium “Recovering DNA from sedimentary archives” vattenmiljo-webb@slu.se This mini-symposium aims to present exciting new work and future prospects about research utilizing DNA preserved


Lars Sonesten is Head of the Department. The management of the department is assisted by a Department Board and a Research Board. Department Board Lars Sonesten , Head of Department Stina Drakare ,