The department is divided into four research programmes. Each programme is lead by a professor appointed by the Faculty Board, who is responsible that the program is managed in a collegiate spirit, and within the limits and resources that the board, the head of department and the faculty board makes available. In addition, the department hosts a field station (the Erken Laboratory), headed by a station manager.
|Research programme/Subdepartment||Head of programme|
|Evolutionary Biology||Hans Ellegren|
|Plant Ecology and Evolution||Sophie Karrenberg|
|Animal Ecology||Göran Arnqvist|
The department board is the highest descision-making body in the department.The department makes descisions on the internal organisation of the department, the budget and general guidelines for the activites of the deparment.
Representatives from all groups active in the department are part of the board and the head of the department is chairman.
Board minutes are found in the employee portal.
Department board 2020
|Head of the department and chairman||Lars Tranvik||Anna Rosling||2020-01-01 - 2021-12-31|
|Teacher/researcher||Niclas Backström||Richard Svanbäck||2020-01-01 - 2022-12-31|
|Elina Immonen||Katerina Guschanski|
|Claus Rüffler||Gustaf Granath|
|Frank Johansson||Sebastian Sobek|
|Tech/Admin||Frida Svedbergh||Robert Ekblom||2020-01-01 - 2022-12-31|
|Students||Mercè Montoliu Nerín||Mattias Siljestam||2020-01-01 - 2020-12-31|
Adjunct to the board: One representative for the health and safety officers
The steering committee
The department's steering committee consists of the chairs of the research programmes, the heads of the research station and administration, and the chair and deputy chair of the department. The steering committee is a forum for exchange of information, and coordination of various tasks and issues across the department's different units.
Decisions on short-term positions and stipends are delegated from the board to an executive committee, consisting of the department head, the deputy department head, and the head of administration.
|Administrative manager||Anna-Lena Klerks|
|Economist, Evolutionary biology||Frida Svedbergh|
|Economist, Limnology & Erken||Eva Nordin Sundqvist, Anna Backeryd|
|Economist, Animal Ecology||Ingela Eriksson|
|Economist, Plant Ecology & Evolution||Emelie Tollin|
|Document manager/Department archivist||Emelie Tollin|
|HR generalist and Ladok, Evolutionary biology & Animal Ecology||Sandra Gustafsson|
|HR generalist and Ladok, Limnology & Plant Ecology||Jenny Lundh|
Group for equal opportunities
The IEG group for equal opportunities has the following composition:
|Sandra Gustafsson||HR support|
|Mercé Montoliu Nerin|
Working environment committee
The working environment group consists of representatives from every personell category, the Head of Administration, the chairman and the adjunct safety agent. The working environment group supports the chairman in matter related to the working environment and handles issues related to the working environment, updates and distributes information, writes procedures for systematic working environment work, makes suggestions for action plans, guidelines and policies and follows up on decisions and actions. The working environment group meets every quarter. An annual review of the working environment including sick leave, work related injuries, accidents and rehabilitation evaluations is performed in February/March.
|Mercè Montoliu Nerín|
Work safety contacts for IEG are:
|Yvonne Meyer-Lucht||Plant Ecology and Evolution|
|Malin Johansson||Evolutionary Biology|
|Johanna Liljestrand-Rönn||Animal Ecology|
|Nahid Heidari||Main Safety contact for EBC|
|Helena Enderskog||Erken research station|