The section for Aquatic biology and toxicology (AQUA) focuses on freshwater and marine ecosystems, with the research in toxicology also including terrestrial organisms and humans.
The section for Aquatic biology and toxicology (AQUA) focuses on freshwater and marine ecosystems. The research in toxicology also includes terrestrial organisms and human toxicology. We address processes from the molecular and cellular level to populations and ecosystems. This includes how organisms and ecosystems are affected by various forms of pollution and other forms of human influence.
We study a wide range of organisms, including benthic algae, phytoplankton, sea grasses, zooplankton, fish, seabirds and marine mammals. Research questions are related to taxonomy, ecology, behavior, toxicology and interactions through food webs. The research is performed both locally and globally, spanning habitats from the Arctic to Antarctica, as well as tropical waters.
Section leader: Alexander Eiler