Biologist André Frainer shows in his thesis how important aquatic species richness is to the functioning of northern stream ecosystems. He defends his results at Umeå University on December 6.
Jonathan Klaminder, Christian Hedberg and Sjoerd Wanrooij have been selected as Wallenberg Academy Fellows at Umeå University. They are awarded grants between SEK 5 and 9 million each spread over five years from the largest single private investment in supporting young researchers in Sweden.
Hélène Prouillet-Leplat, Umeå phd-student, won the award for best poster presentation at the international 11th INTECOL Congress was held in London as part of the centenary celebrations of the British Ecological Society. The theme of the Congress was “Advancing ecology and making it count”.
Hélène was awarded the prize for the best poster by a research student at the Annual Meeting and Annual Symposium.
Historians Dolly Jørgensen and Finn Arne Jørgensen, Umeå University, have published the edited volume New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies with University of Pittsburgh Press.
Researchers at Umeå University, together with researchers at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, show in a new study how natural selection drives functional evolution of a large protein family in conifer trees. The study sheds light on the mechanisms and adaptive significance of ge...
Dolly Jørgensen is an environmental historian who has worked on both medieval and modern history. She is currently researching historical animal reintroductions in Norway and Sweden.
Dolly Jørgensen, researcher at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University, has been elected as President of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH).
Swedish scientists have mapped the gene sequence of Norway spruce (the Christmas tree) – a species with huge economic and ecological importance - and that is the largest genome to have ever been mapped. The genome is complex and seven times larger than that of humans. The results have been published...
Critters can evolve over just a handful of generations to survive whatever environmental maladies humans toss their way, from climate change to over fishing, suggests a new study. "That is the first take-home message, and it is a positive message," Thomas Cameron, a biologist at Umea University in...