Welcome to Terrestrial Ecology
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The section is covering seven fields of research
The biological activity of plants and microorganisms transforms transports and sometimes accumulate natural as well as xenobiotic substances in our ecosystems. Environmental impacts, such as climate change and pesticide pollution, may affect organisms and can therefore result in deleterious effects on the biological processes and thus on the environment. Plants are found in symbiotic relationship with fungi and bacteria, and a number of other organisms are closely related to the plant root zone; such as bacteria, protozoa and nematodes. Our understanding of local and global biochemical cycles, and our chances to predict the effect of environmental impacts, therefore depends on our understanding of the interactions between organisms and between organisms and the environment. This dual focus on both ecosystem cycling and on the individual organisms, is the main focus of Terrestrial Ecology. The section offers a wide range of exciting courses and projects focusing on terrestrial organisms and processes. Our laboratories are newly re-build, well-functioning and contain a wide range of modern advanced equipment.
See the publications from Terrestrical section. To view the newest first sort (sortering:) by "Årstal".
Where to find us
Here is a list of staff and PhD students.
After the thesis
What do our students do after their thesis? Our graduates get a number of skills that makes them valuable in the education sector, enviromental area and industry, including monitoring, research and development. Graduates work for example as PhDs, high school teachers, industrial chemist, in nature management, consulting engineering companys, the government, transport companys, enviromental secretariats, ect.
Do you need to supplement SU with work? Then the solution may be as a student assistant at the Terrestrial Ecology, getting relevant work experience. To get an idea of what we're working with, you can download our project catalog or look on our website. It may typically be counting, reading of analytical equipment or standardized chemical, microbiological or molecular analysis. Contact the section's staff to talk about your options.