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Proposals for master’s degree projects in biology

Interested in carrying out a degree project? If you don't find any of the projects below to your liking, please contact any of the research groups at our department.

Latest proposals in Biology

Read the full descriptions of the proposals below at our blog Biology Education, where you also find all current proposals. In Lund University Student Paper database you will find completed master degree projects.

The role of native bees in pollination services in southern India

In this project we will evaluate the value of pollination by wild and domesticated bees in the Western Ghats landscape, southern India. Wild…

Changes in swimming behaviour in Daphia manga

The research project focus on a zooplankton species Daphnia magna and aims at investigating the changes in its swimming behaviour at individ…

The structure of rhinarium skin

Many mammals have specialized, naked skin on their nose tips (rhinaria). In dogs, this skin is cold and sensitive to infrared (IR) radiation…

Infrared Sensitivity in Dog

Our group has recently discovered that the cold, wet nose tips (rhinaria) of dogs are sensitive to weak infrared (IR) radiation such as the …

Impacts of forage availability and pesticide exposure on bumble bee colony development and reproduction in California

Negative population trends for pollinators have been highlighted as a serious threat to the maintenance of the ecosystem service pollination…

Why are the barn swallows doing so well?

Background Farmland birds are declining rapidly in numbers all over Europe. Suggested reasons for these declines are farmland intensificatio…

Utveckling av en ”sälsäker” pinger som minskar bifångst av tumlare

Examensarbete för SLU Aqua I haven runt Sverige lever tre tumlarpopulationer: Nordsjöpopulationen, Bälthavspopulationen samt Östersjöpopulat…

Do small bees see less of the world?

Substantial variation in body sizes occurs amongst different species of bees, and because many optical properties of eyes vary with size, on…
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Lotta Persmark, Education Office
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046-222 37 28


Jóhanna B. Jónsdóttir, Education Office
Johanna_B.Jonsdottir [at]
046-222 73 15


Main coordinator

Jan-Åke Nilsson, room E-C223
Jan-Ake.Nilsson [at]
046-222 45 69

Specialization in Biology general

Caroline Isaksson, room E-C220
Caroline.Isaksson [at]
046-222 17 80

Specialization in Animal Ecology

Dennis Hasselquist, room E-222
Dennis.Hasselquist [at]
046-222 37 08

Specialization Aquatic Ecology

Per Carlsson, room E-C112
Per.Carlsson [at]
046-222 84 35

Specialization in Conservation Biology

Ola Olsson, room E-C354
Ola.Olsson [at]
046-222 37 74

Specialization in Plant Science

Stefan Andersson, room E-A322
Stefan.Andersson [at]
046-222 44 08

Nordic Master's Programme in Biodiversity and Systematics (NABIS)

Nils Cronberg
Associate Professor

Telephone: +46 46-222 89 74
E-mail: Nils.Cronberg [at]