The ecological aspect is prominent in most activities within the department of biology. Hence, ecophysiological questions are central in the activities by the physiology group. We want to understand central physiological mechanisms, their function in different species and importance in changing environments.

By asking questions about the animals and plants around us we learn more about who we are. The answers provide insight into principles of life and survival.

Research areas:

  • Sensory systems in insects
  • Ecophysiology in birds
  • Plant physiolog: Extreme frost tolerance
  • Fish ecophysiology and responses to climatic changes.





Fredrik Jutfelt. Photo

Fredrik Jutfelt

Associate Professor



Group members

Research Groups


Sensory systems in insects
(Almaas Lab)

Ecophysiology of birds
(Bech Lab)

Endotherm ecophysiology
(Stawski Lab)

Plant physiology
(Strimbeck Lab)

Fish Ecophysiology
(Jutfelt Lab)