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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.

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…

Evolutionary Ecology of Plant–Insect Interactions

Are you interested in plant-insect interactions? MASTER’S PROJECTS, BACHELOR’S PROJECTS or RESEARCH PROJECTS now available in the following …

Biology and Chemical Ecology of the Gammafly Moth

Phytophagous insects often use volatile compounds (odours) to locate their hosts and sex pheromones to recognize their mates. The gammafly (…

Daphnia – respons in natural populations and under stress

In the context of an on-going research project at the Aquatic Ecology Unit, Lund University, we propose an internship that can develop into …

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 …
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Study advisor

Lotta Persmark, Education Office
Lotta [dot] Persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 37 28


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


Main coordinator

Jan-Åke Nilsson, room E-C223
Jan-Ake [dot] Nilsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 45 69

Specialization in Biology general

Caroline Isaksson, room E-C220
Caroline [dot] Isaksson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 17 80

Specialization in Animal Ecology

Dennis Hasselquist, room E-222
Dennis [dot] Hasselquist [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 37 08

Specialization Aquatic Ecology

Per Carlsson, room E-C112
Per [dot] Carlsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 84 35

Specialization in Conservation Biology

Ola Olsson, room E-C354
Ola [dot] Olsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
046-222 37 74

Specialization in Plant Science

Stefan Andersson, room E-A322
Stefan [dot] Andersson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
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 [dot] Cronberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se