About us

Animal ecology can be broadly defined as the relationships and interactions between animals and their environment. Here, the environment is collectively formed by conspecifics, other species as well as the physical environment. At our program, we work with a wide variety of different animal species and we do so at time scales ranging from single generations to millions of years.

The Animal Ecology program forms a large and highly international academic research and training environment where we strive to nurture discussions and interactions. In fact, more than half of our teachers, researchers and PhD students hold degrees from outside Sweden and English is our operating language. We interact closely with other programs at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, but we also have a very wide and well established network of research collaborations with colleagues from a range of countries within and outside of Europe as well as with various institutions, agencies and NGOs.

To learn more about our research, please visit the pages for Research areas and Research groups. You will find us on Twitter here!

Contact Information

Head of the department

Prof. Göran Arnqvist
018-471 2645
goran.arnqvist@ebc.uu.se

Visiting Address

Animal Ecology
Department of Ecology and Genetics
Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC)
Uppsala University
Norbyvägen 18D
75236 Uppsala

Delivery Address

Animal Ecology
Department of Ecology and Genetics
Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC)
Kåbovägen 4, hus 7
75236 Uppsala