Ecological and Environmental Modeling (ECOMOD)

Research in the division of Ecologiscal and environmental modelling is united through the use of mathematical modelling and a commitment to a systems approach. We study the structure, dynamics, and sustainability outcomes, of a wide diversity of ecological and socio-ecological systems.

Although our work often uses large datasets, what we study varies widely: From a food-web in the Baltic sea to disease spread in livestock across the whole United States, and all the way up to global agricultural nutrient yield gaps.

Members of the division have different academic backgrounds. This includes biology, mathematics, and natural resource science.


Research groups




Wild boar.

Better wildlife observation with new counting method

Are wildlife populations increasing or decreasing? It is difficult to count wild animals, but the amount harvested through hunting gives an indication. Now, these statistics can be made more useful, thanks to a new model developed by researchers.

Two young women collecting samples in a urban garden in front of city houses.

Urban agriculture – is it all good?

Many cities are seeing an increasing interest for homegrown food. But researchers want to find out: is there also a downside to urban agriculture in the shape of nutrient loss to waterways?

György Barabas, Assistant professor, IFM

He is modelling ecological systems

Dr Barabas is a theoretical population biologist who translates species’ traits and relationships into equations and mathematical models, mapping the theory of coexistence between species.


Visiting address

Campus Valla, Building F

Mail address

Linköping University
581 83 Linköping