In Section for Organismal Biology, we focus on fundamental and applied studies of plants, animals (both invertebrates and vertebrates) and fungi. Our main research topics include biodiversity and systematics, phylogeny and co-evolution, population ecology, host and parasites, and population interactions. We work with a range of terrestrial organisms and systems, and we employ a spectrum of methods ranging from classical sampling in the field to advanced, molecular methods to document biological interactions.
Our research is mostly connected with systems managed by humans and our studies are designed with the purpose to contribute to the development of sustainable use of natural resources. Our studies therefore lead to both scientific new discoveries as well as innovations for implementation in practical management, for example agriculture (temperate and tropical). The applied aspects include collaboration with national and foreign companies, mostly small to medium size companies (SMEs).