Conservation biology can be defined as protection and management of habitat types and species with the overall goal to secure a rich biodiversity for the future. In Sweden, recreation in nature is also included.
To meet these goals, society requires knowledge about the habitats, their functions and the many species living. But also how these habitats and species change over time, which species are threatened and why as well as how the threats can be eliminated.
Within BioEnv, we study land ecosystems like forests and more open habitats as well as freshwater and marine ecosystems of many kinds. Studies are conducted on threatened and vulnerable populations of fish, reptiles, birds, seals, invertebrates and various plants.