Department of Biology

Organisational unit: Department


Aneboda field station: phone +46-46-2228425 Stensoffa field station: phone +46-46-53043 OIKOS Joint Editorial Office:


Most aspects of biology are covered at the department, both in education and research. We interact with scientists in the disciplines of medicine, technology, physics, chemistry and philosophy and collaborate across boundaries to design new experiments and find fresh ideas. Our premises and infrastructure are modern and include almost everything a biologist might need, from molecular laboratories and electron and confocal microscopes to field stations and wind tunnels. Research at the Department of Biology is characterized by cutting-edge fundamental research within a variety of areas, from molecules and protein production to ecological systems, and from genetic code to behaviour. We are additionally very active in several areas of applied research. Among others, this includes night vision, improving crops and food products, conservation biology, pest control and gene-modified organisms. We also have a research museum that lends material to all over the world.

Recent research outputs

Sørensen, J. G., Giribets, M. P., Tarrío, R., Rodríguez-Trelles, F., Mads Fristrup Schou & Loeschcke, V., 2019 Aug, In : Journal of Thermal Biology. 84, p. 200-207 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Goded, S., Johan Ekroos, Domínguez, J., Azcárate, J., Guitián, J. & Henrik G. Smith, 2019 Jul 1, In : Global Ecology & Conservation. 19, e00690, 13 p., e00690.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

van Swaay, C. A. M., Dennis, E. B., Schmucki, R., Sevilleja, C. G., Balalaikins, M., Botham, M., Bourn, N., Brereton, T., Cancela, J. P., Carlisle, B., Paul, C., Collins, S., Dopagne, C., Escobés, R., Feldmann, R., Fernández-García, J. M., Fontaine, B., Gracianteparaluceta, A., Harrower, C., Harpke, A. & 23 othersHeliölä, J., Komac, B., Kühn, E., Lang, A., Maes, D., Mestdagh, X., Middlebrook, I., Monasterio-León, Y., Munguira, M. L., Murray, T., Musche, M., Õunap, E., Paramo, F., Lars Pettersson, Piqueray, J., Settele, J., Stefanescu, C., Švitra, G., Tiitsaar, A., Verovnik, R., Warren, M. S., Wynhoff, I. & Roy, D. B., 2019 Jun 28, Butterfly Conservation Europe. 23 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReport

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