The department is placed at three different localities, in the Botanical garden, at Medicinarberget, and at the marine research station Kristineberg which are run by Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure.
In the Botanical garden research and teaching related to plant biology, marine organisms and ecosystems, in particular what mechanisms and processes regulate the organisms and the functions they provide, and environmental science are conducted. This includes studies of molecular life processes in plants, the evolution and systematics of plants and fungi as well as the alpine plant ecology. Other important topics are the biological diversity and influence of climate, carbon dioxide and ozone on forests and cultivated land. In addition, emission of greenhouse gases and air pollution exposure are significant areas of activity. We also work extensively with the effect of toxic compounds in aquatic ecosystems on algae, fish and other organisms.
The Zoology building is located at Medicinareberget. In this building research is conducted within three subjects; Animal ecology, Biology with an emphasis on Systematics and Biodiversity and Zoophysiology. These span a broad spectrum of zoology.
The Kristineberg laboratory at Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences has direct access to many different marine environments and with excellent laboratory facilities is offering outstanding opportunities for marine research and education. The Lovén centre is the host of many researchers from different departments but the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences is the dominant department at the Lovén centre in terms of permanent researchers and we also have administrative and technical staff at Kristineberg.
The marine laboratory at Kristineberg with its well equipped laboratories, thermo constant rooms (CT-rooms) and outdoor facilities, all with running seawater of high capacity and quality, is essential for the research performance at the department. The easy access to a range of marine environments offers excellent opportunities for field experiments, collection of live organisms for laboratory and outdoor mesocosm experiments, and for culturing of marine organisms.
The department also have acess to the field station at Tjärnö.
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