Contact Information

Department of Environmental Sciences
P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
00014 University of Helsinki

Niemenkatu 73
15140 Lahti

Research at the Department of Environmental Sciences

The research at the Department of Environmental Sciences focuses comprehensively on environmental changes caused by human activities. The research is aimed at finding solutions to environmental problems. Research is both biologically and socially oriented and multidisciplinary. The research activities are organized in research groups. In addition, the researchers participate in several research schools. See also Helsinki University Centre for Environment - HENVI for more information on research in environmental issues and Environmentalia Fennica for information on some of our publications.

Main research areas:

Limnology and marine ecology


Fisheries and fish ecology

Soil and terrestrial ecology



Natural resources and climate change

Ecotoxicology and remediation


Environmental policy


Urban ecology and ecosystems



  • AlmaLab - The laboratory of the Department of Environmental Sciences in Lahti