Head of department

Prof. Lars Tranvik
018-471 27 22

Visiting address

Limnology Department
Evolutionary Biology Centre, EBC
Norbyvägen 18 D
752 36 Uppsala


Delivery address

Limnology Department
Evolutionary Biology Centre, EBC
Kåbovägen 4, hus 7
752 36 Uppsala


Contact information

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Department of Limnology

Limnology is the discipline within ecology focusing on inland aquatic ecosystems, including communities, populations, and biogeochemical processes. A limnologist may study molecules to micro- or macroorganisms, the interactions between these different groups, as well as the impact humans have on these processes. The issues addressed are imperative to the understanding of aquatic ecosystems but may also have general ecological or evolutionary implications. Limnology encompasses basic scientific problems as well as more applied fields relevant to environmental and human health. 


Monthly Limnology Newsletter

April 2014

Previous Issues

Inland water ecosystems in the global carbon cycle

The five-year interdisciplinary project has been funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation with 31,036,000 SEK! Find out more about the project and potential positions here!

Global carbon dioxide emissions from inland waters are higher than was previously known

Read the press release in Swedish or English! Read about it in Nature here.

Organic carbon burial in sediments may alleviate greenhouse gas emission from hydroelectric reservoirs

Read the Nature Geoscience correspondence here!

Urea keeps archea alive in cold, dark polar seas

Read about the study published in PNAS here!

News and views from the carbon front

Carbon emission from hydroelectric reservoirs linked to reservoir age and latitude. Link to swedish press release

Renewable but not carbon-free. Click here!

Greenhouse Gas Impact of Hydroelectric Reservoirs Downgraded. Click here

Strong research environment: The color of water - interplay with climate, and effects on drinking water supply

The Color of Water homepage

Recent publications

Eleven publications in 2014 and counting! A sampling:

Garcia Bravo, A., C. Cosio, D. Amouroux, J. Zopfi, P.-A. Chevalley, J. Spangenberg, V.-G. Ungureanu, and J. Dominik. 2014. Extremely elevated methyl mercury levels in water, sediment and organisms in a Romanian reservoir affected by release of mercury from a chlor-alkali plant. Water Research 49: 391-405. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2013.10.024

Mondav, R., B.J. Woodcroft, E.-H. Kim, C.K. McCalley, S.B. Hodgkins, P.M. Crill, J. Chanton, G.B. Hurst, N.C. VerBerkmoes, S.R. Saleska, P. Hugenholtz, V.I. Rich & G.W. Tyson. 2014. Discovery of a novel methanogen prevalent in thawing permafrost. Nature Communications 5. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4212

Szekely, A.J. and Langenheder, S. 2014. The importance of species sorting in bacterial communities differs between habitat generalists and specialists. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 87(1):102-112. doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12195



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