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The Department of Thematic Studies - Environmental Change

Environmental Change conducts research, doctoral studies and undergraduate education on current environmental challenges and the changing nature of the environmental condition. Research and education focus on the impact–the change to the environment–that society and the individual have on nature.


Predicting the effects of climate change on the ecosystems of northern lakes

Professor David Bastviken and six other researchers have been awarded nearly SEK 37 million by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The money will be used to study the effects of climate change on the ecosystems of northern lakes.

Lake ecosystems at high latitudes, in both the northern and southern hemispheres, are sensitive to environmental change. It is expected that a warmer climate with higher water temperature, together with increased inflow of nutrients and carbon from the land, will have a serious effect on the fish populations. Similarly, micro-organisms and algae will be affected by environmental change, as will the circulations of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane.
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