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US Ambassador visits CIRC and the the Swedish Polar Research Secretaria in Abisko

2017-01-13
Swedish and United States partnerships in science and the polar regions have a long history. This week the United States Ambassador Azita Raji and her team Michael J. Layne and Kristy Plan visited the Abisko Scientific Research Station to experience the Arctic in winter in Sweden first-hand.

Climate is no ubiquitous explanation of fluctuations in reindeer numbers

2016-12-29
Exploitation of natural resources, such as forestry or gas and oil extraction, and management practices may have faster and greater impacts on reindeer populations than does climate change, a study finds. However, climate change should not be forgotten or underestimated, since reindeer are adapted t...

Ice project funded by Formas

2016-12-16
EcoChange researcher Jenny Ask has received funding from Formas for a project about ice-cover regimes in northern aquatic ecosystems. The project will focus on how future changes in ice-cover will impact aquatic carbon metabolism, algal biomass build-up and water-atmosphere gas exchange.

Phytoplankton communities structured by carbon from land

2016-12-13
EcoChange researcher Joanna Paczkowska has focused on the base of the food web, to figure out what climate change will do to the ecosystem along a north-south gradient in the Baltic Sea. She proves that carbon compounds originating from land have a great impact on the structure and function of the i...

Warmer climate threatening to northern birds

2016-12-06
Will northern birds such as the Siberian jay and the red-flanked bluetail be gone in 50 years? There is a huge risk since a deteriorating climate for breeding is imminent. Another six species are also under threat and will require particular conservation actions in order to survive, according to Ano...

Happy salmon swim better

2016-12-06
What makes young salmon decide to leave their rivers and head out to Sea has been a hot topic for decades now. Current research from Umeå University shows that the young salmon’s desire to migrate can partly be limited by anxiety. The complete study can be found in the journal Nature Communications.

Science and SciLifeLab Prize to environmental scientist David Seekell

2016-12-02
One of the university's promising researchers, David Seekell, has won a prestigious award: the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Besides being awarded a trophy and SEK 90 000, he gets the opportunity to publish a scientific paper in Science, and also attend a discussion panel at the...

Lunch Pitch at IceLab on 29 November 12:00

2016-11-20
To promote meetings between researchers from different places or disciplines, Icelab organises interdisciplinary research lunches with the vision to let ideas meet and mate.

New Research Council grants worth SEK 152 million

2016-11-09
The Swedish Research Council distributes SEK 152 million to 42 research projects at Umeå University in the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and health, natural sciences and technology, as well as educational science.

Welcome to Lunch Pitches at IceLab

2016-11-06
Creative research ideas are often formed during informal meetings such as lunch breaks at conferences. To promote these important meetings between researchers from different places or disciplines, Icelab launches interdisciplinary research lunches with the vision to let ideas meet and mate.

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