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Reindeer grazing protects tundra plant diversity in a warming climate

Reindeer grazing protects tundra plant diversity in a warming climate

Climate warming reduces the number of plant species in the tundra, but plant-eating animals, such as reindeer and voles, can turn this negative effect into something positive. The results of a study coordinated from Umeå University in Sweden are now published in Nature Communications.


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Increased funding proposed for certain programmes in new budget

2017-09-21
The Medical Programme at Umeå University is proposed to get eight additional study places (FTEs), the engineering science programmes to get the equivalent of 15 additional places, and educations aimed at community building to get nine additional places. These are proposals in the new Government Budg...

10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakes

2017-09-20
DNA in lake sediment forms a natural archive displaying when various fish species colonized lakes after the glacial period. This according to researchers at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University in a study published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Elastisys at the forefront of Fog Computing

2017-09-11 (from 2017-09-10)
Spin-off company Elastisys in big industrial doctoral programme which aims to train the next generation of European Fog computing experts.

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