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PhD student Anne Deininger wins prize for best poster

Ecosystem ecologist Anne Deininger won the prize for the best poster at the yearly staff conference at the Chemical Biological Centre, KBC. “I am of course very happy that I won a prize for my poster! The KBC-days were a good opportunity to get input from researchers outside my field, and it’s nice...

Lakes resist the introduction of new fish

In her dissertation, Anna Henriksson presents a new method of establishing how freshwater fish can defend themselves against an invasion of a new fish species. The method takes into account that resident species in a lake contribute at a varying degree to the resistance of the new species. The disse...

Restoration project recreates variation in the Vindel River

Vindel River LIFE is an EU project aimed at restoring tributaries in northern Sweden that were affected by a century-long timber-floating era. The project spanned over nearly six years and came to an end on 31 October 2015.

IceLab organizes a creative camp for young scientists

Now is the time to apply for IceLab Camp. It is a four-day communication and creativity camp for young scientists. It is based on the idea that young researchers during their undergraduate training have practiced answering questions, but that they must also learn how to ask good questions to become ...

Restored streams take 25 years or longer to recover

New research has found that the number of plant species growing just next to restored streams can take up to 25 years to increase above those channelized during the timber floating era. This is according to doctoral student, Eliza Maher Hasselquist, and other researchers from Umeå University and the...

Environmental sciences student receives Global Swede Award

Alexis Nielsen, master’s degree student in geoecology at Umeå University, received the 2015 Global Swede Award at a diploma ceremony in Stockholm on 12 May. The special recognition is a joint initiative between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute to honour international studen...

Historical land use important factor for carbon cycling in northern lakes

The historical past is important when we seek to understand environmental conditions as they are today and predict how these might change in the future. This is according to researchers from Umeå University, whose analyses of lake-sediment records show how lake-water carbon concentrations have varie...

Umeå University highly rated by the Swedish Research Council

The initiative for creating strategic research areas at Umeå University has been remarkably successful. That is shown in the evaluation presented by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) about the research initiative that has been carried out between 2010 and 2014.

Umeå University rises in international subjects ranking

More subjects than last year are top-ranked at Umeå University when QS World University Rankings lists the world’s best universities by subject 2015. Six of Umeå University’s subjects made it to the list.

Where are the hotspots of plant diversity along boreal streams?

The patterns of plant species diversity along Swedish boreal streams are closely linked to flow of surface and sub-surface water. The linkages between vegetation and hydrology are tight, and according to Lenka Kuglerová they are threatened by poorly designed forest management. She defends her thesi...

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