News from the Faculty of Science and Technology

Winners and losers: climate change will shift vegetation

2017-02-16
Projected global warming will likely decrease the extent of temperate drylands by a third over the remainder of the 21st century coupled with an increase in dry deep soil conditions during agricultura...

Umeå University gets top marks once again from international students

2017-02-14
The results of the 2016 International Student Barometer (ISB) are evident – yet again Umeå University receives top marks by international students. ISB is a survey measuring student satisfaction regar...

Åforsk Foundation praises popular professor

2017-02-14
Plant scientist and Professor Stefan Jansson was awarded the 2017 Knowledge Prize, Kunskapspriset, together with SEK 100,000 by the ÅForsk Foundation. He is being praised for his prominent contributio...

New study identifies critical factors for mercury methylation in lakes

2017-02-09
In a collaborative effort, researchers at Uppsala and Umeå University now show that the formation of methylmercury in sediment is controlled by the molecular composition of the organic matter. The stu...

Northern lakes respond differently to nitrogen deposition

2017-02-06
Nitrogen deposition caused by human activities can lead to an increased phytoplankton production in boreal lakes. The response of boreal lakes to nitrogen deposition will strongly depend on each lake’...

Master studies widens the perspectives on architecture

2017-01-31
A year ago, architect student Lynda Mutesi Rwanyarare had never held a saw in her hand. Today, she has new skills and runs a blog about everything she designs and builds. Lynda is focused on using her...

BBC reports on climate research in Umeå

2017-01-31
The BBC has interviewed researcher Erik Björn owing to his internationally recognized new study that shows that climate change could lead to up to seven times more toxic mercury in fish.

Wallenberg Foundation gives SEK 20 million to Umevatoriet

2017-01-31
The space centre, Umevatoriet, in Umeå receives SEK 20 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for a new dome theatre – where visitors learn as they experience what it’s like to travel a...

Climate changes may lead to more poisonous mercury in plankton

2017-01-27
Global warming is expected to increase runoff and input of organic matter to aquatic ecosystems in large regions of the Northern hemisphere including the Baltic Sea. Research performed in Sweden is no...

Temperature change affects temperate mountain ecosystems globally

2017-01-25
The warmer climate that is expected over the next 80 years could lead to major disruptions in ecosystems of high mountain landscapes, for example by altered balance between nitrogen and phosphorus in ...

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