Academic group:

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:

  1. the factors that determine species distribution in space and time,
  2. how environmental variation affects the structure and dynamics of different populations, communities and habitats,
  3. how changes in land use and water use affect biodiversity,
  4. how plant-animal interactions affect populations and communities,
  5. how we can preserve biodiversity at all levels, from ecosystems down to standing genetic variation within a species.