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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.

Want to contribute to the domestication of a novel oilseed crop?

29 May 2020
Meeting   the growing demand for vegetable oils for industrial applications requires the development of more efficient oilseed crops. Fieldc…

Genetics of sexual conflict

26 May 2020
Goal: To determine how the X-chromosome and autosome contribute to traits exhibiting sexual conflict in Drosophila. Duration: 30-45 credits,…

How can insects smell humidity?

26 May 2020
Insects sense fluctuations in humidity. They use this sense to guide them in behaviors such as finding sites to lay eggs or to protect …

Flower attractiveness traits in light and shade

2 April 2020
The main project is focusing in the changes in pollinator community composition and in pollinator foraging behaviour and/or foraging niches.…

Flower reward in light and shade

2 April 2020
The main project is focused on recording changes in pollinator community composition and in pollinator foraging behaviour and/or foraging ni…

Biosystematics of the Epipactis helleborine – E. phyllanthes complex in southern Sweden

16 March 2020
The orchid Epipactis helleborine (Broad-leaved Helleborine, skogsknipprot) is widespread in Europe. It has open flowers and is pollinated by…

Biosystematics of the Stellaria media complex (Caryophyllaceae) in southern Sweden

16 March 2020
Stellaria media (våtarv) is a common weed on cultivated and disturbed soils over much of Europe, including most of the Scandinavian lowlands…

Conservation genetics of Juncus anceps and its potential role as genome donor to allotetraploid Juncus articulatus

16 March 2020
Juncus anceps [svarttåg; Juncaceae] has a wide European distribution, but in Sweden it is restricted to four or five localities in western S…
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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

Projects in General biologi starting autumn 2019, please contact:

Olof Hellgren

Olof [dot] Hellgren [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, 046-222 17 83

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