Conservation Biology Group
The Conservation Biology Group conducts research in limnic and terrestrial systems, both through basic and applied projects.
We use a combination of observations and experiments in field and lab, and often work in close cooperation with management authorities at the state, county and municipality level.
The group's activities span a wide range of topics, methods and groups of organisms, focusing on understanding:
- the factors that determine species distribution in space and time,
- how environmental variation affects the structure and dynamics of different populations, communities and habitats,
- how changes in land use and water use affect biodiversity,
- how plant-animal interactions affect populations and communities,
- how we can preserve biodiversity at all levels, from ecosystems down to standing genetic variation within a species.