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Our research and education engages in limnology, the study of inland waters.
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- Closing date for the research engineer position available in Erken Laboratory is soon (Jan 16th). Of interest to those who would... 2023-01-11
- Looking for #research assistant job? We have a position open in #aquatic #microbial #ecology. See the link below for details, bu... 2023-01-06
- Fantastic #jobopportunity for those of you interested in field research and mesocosm experiments within @SITESAquaNet at Erken ... 2022-12-15
Limnology is the study of inland water ecosystems, including interactions of communities and populations, organisms ranging from microorganisms to predatory fish and the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients. Our research includes fundamental scientific questions, as well as applied topics of concern for the protection and management of the environment. The department includes three major research groups, which have a considerable amount of synergy and cooperation between them:
(1) Aquatic communites and populations
(3) Microbial Ecology
Norr Malma field station with the Erken Laboratory makes part of the Department of Limnology. It has since its foundation in the 1940s served both as a research station and as a study and course centre. During the early years, activities were mostly restricted to the summer season. Today, courses and other activities take place all year round. The Erken laboratory has developed an extensive environmental monitoring program for Lake Erken, and it is one of the sites in GLEON, the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network. Researchers at Erken Laboratory participate in several large EU projects such as on the effects of climate change on lake ecosystems and automatic monitoring of phytoplankton development.