University of Gothenburg
Sweden’s largest facility for marine research and teaching. The stations at Kristineberg and Tjärnö are two of Europe’s most modern marine research laboratories, offering unique opportunities for carrying out advanced experimental work. The research stations have a large number of laboratories supplied with water from the surface and sea bottom drawn directly from the fjord. Outdoor experimental facilities consist of a greenhouse and installations for what is known as open-tank experimentation (“ecotrons”) with access to a running supply of water from both the surface and bottom of the fjords. The stations have the use of more than three well equipped research ships and a number of smaller boats. Kristineberg is located at the mouth of the Gullmar fjord, with easy access to coastal habitats and open sea. The station was founded in 1877, as one of the oldest marine stations for education and research in the world. The station at Tjärnö was founded in 1963 and it situated close to the Koster fjord on the west coast of Sweden. Just fifteen minutes away by boat is the only true oceanic environment in Sweden.
Östad Säteri is a farm situated approximately 25 km from Gothenburg on the shore of Lake Mjörn. It has been managed as a foundation since 1774 when the director of the East Indian Company, Niclas Sahlgren, bought it and let establish a educational facility for children from poor families. This operation was abandoned 1945, but new statutes in 2003 opened up for an expansion of educational activities. The Östad foundation sponsors courses visiting the premises with 1 million SEK each year and in addition provides teaching facilities and accommodation for 35 people.
Klubban Biological Station, situated by Gullmarsfjorden on the west coast of Sweden, is a part of Uppsala University. The station was founded in 1915, emanating from a donation to Uppsala University to promote research and education in marine biology. The original building has been enlarged several times since then and today the station is a modern service institution with broad biological emphases. The station is open to researchers and courses of all nationalities. Gullmarsfjorden is Sweden’s only true fjord, comprised of a shallow entrance and a deep central fjord basin. The fjord contains a multitude of marin habitats and is an ideal place for marin studies and research. As a result, no less than four marin stations are situated in the area. At a walking distance from Klubban there is a beautiful beech forest, in the spring blooming with wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) and the light greenery from the trees. There is also a park for breeding threatended animals from all over the world, Nordens ark, 45 minutes away by car. And in Lysekil just across the Fjord, which is easily accessible by ferry, you find Havets hus, the largest sea aquarium in the Nordic countries.
The field station is a part of the Department of Limnology at the Evolutionary Biology Centre of Uppsala University. It has since its foundation in the 1940s served both as a research station and a Study and course centre. During the early years, activities were mostly restricted to the summer season, but now courses and other activities take place all year round. The Erken laboratory has developed an extensive environmental monitoring program for Lake Erken. Researches also participated in several large EU projects on e.g. effects of climate change on lake ecosystems and automatic monitoring of phytoplankton development.
The research station in Ar is used both for research projects within Uppsala University – Campus Gotland and by external researchers, as well as for student projects and degree projects.
Aneboda field station is located about 40 km NW of Växjö at Lake Stråken. The field station was established in the early 1900s by Einar Naumann, who was one of those who laid the foundations for limnology as an international research field. In the area there are a large number of lakes of different character, which makes it an ideal place for research and teaching in limnology. The field station was run by Lund University for a long time but is now managed by Akademiska Hus. However, booking, invoicing, administration of cleaning and other things are handled by the unit aquatic ecology. In total, there are 18 overnight places at the station and also simpler lab facilities.
Stensoffa field station is located 17 km east of Lund in the middle of the military training field Revingehed, P7. The area around Stensoffa is unique due to the heavy land use from military activities and from the livestock that freely move throughout the area. Revingehed consists of many lakes and ponds and has areas ranging from dry, sandy soils to damp marshes. The building is owned by the Swedish Fortifications Agency and rented by the Department of Biology, which also takes care of the maintenance. At the station there is a kitchen for self-catering and accommodation for up to 20 people. There are also simpler lab rooms, experimental rooms and aviaries for passerine birds. Internet is planned to be installed. The station can be used by individual researchers or for smaller boarding courses, meetings, etc. Nature-interested groups with no connection to universities are also welcome to use the station.
Station Linné is a center for research, popular science activities, culture and tourism related to sustainable development. We are situated on the Baltic island of Öland, at the southeast of Sweden. Our project “Porten till Alvaret” (Gateway to the alvar) offers nature experiences, education, nature education and rental of workspaces.