Heads of subjects

Last changed: 21 June 2023

Department of Aquatic Resources (SLU Aqua)


  • Quantitative fish and fishery ecology
  • Fish biology with a focus on population structure and genetics

Contact: Noél Holmgren

Department of Ecology


  • Ecosystem ecology, especially terrestrial systems
  • Agricultural entomology
  • Insect ecology
  • Ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Wildlife ecology with a focus on wildlife and impacts from wildlife in the agricultural landscape

Contact: Astrid Taylor and Sönke Eggers

Department of Economics


  • Economics with a focus on applied business management
  • Business economics with a focus on entrepreneurship
  • National economics, focus on the economics of the agricultural sector
  • Environmental and natural resource economics

Contact: Richard Ferguson

Department of Energy and Technology


  • Bioenergy
  • Biometrics
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Digitalization with a focus on agricultural technology

Contact: Björn Vinnerås

Department of Soil and Environment


  • Soil and environmental physics
  • Soil mechanics and soil management
  • Agricultural water management
  • Soil biology
  • Soil chemistry
  • Soil nutrient cycling

Contact: Johan Stendahl

Department of Molecular Sciences


  • Inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry
  • Organic chemistry with a focus on the structure and characteristics of biomolecules
  • Structural molecular biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Food science, especially methods for studying the structures and properties of food
  • Food science with a focus on meat
  • Food science with a focus on vegetable foods
  • Food biotechnology
  • Microbial biotechnology

Contact: Vadim Kessler

Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

  • Plant pathology with a focus on agricultural crops
  • Plant pathology with a focus on epidemiology
  • Soil microbiology
  • Microbial Metabolism

Contact: Nils Högberg

Department of Urban and Rural Development


  • Rural development - global and south
  • Rural development - Sweden and Europe
  • Environmental communication
  • Agrarian history
  • Political sciences

Contact: Stina Powell

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment


  • Environmental assessment
  • Environmental assessment - aquatic biodiversity
  • Organic environmental chemistry with a focus on pollutants in water
  • Functional ecology in limnic systems

Contact: Lars Sonesten

Department of Plant Biology


  • Plant Genomics and Plant Breeding
  • Plant Virology
  • Molecular Cell Biology with a Focus on Plants
  • Plant Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Molecular Plant/Pest Interactions

Contact: Pär Ingvarsson

Department of Crop Production Ecology


  • Weed Ecology
  • Plant Ecology
  • Crop Systems
  • Short Rotation Forestry, particularly for energy purposes
  • Crop Science, with a focus on pasture and forage

Contact: Carolyn Glynn