Laboratory of Catchment Hydrology and Geomorphology (CHANGE)

We seek to improve the current understanding and forecasting capabilities of catchment dynamics in both natural and managed ecosystems. We have developed mathematical models to quantitatively describe ecohydrological and geomorphological processes, and we combine these models with advanced data analysis.

Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences (CRYOS)

We investigate the processes that shape snow and ice in mountains and polar regions. Our research is currently focused on snow cover processes, snow-atmosphere interactions and mountain hydrology.

Environmental Computational Science and Earth Observation Laboratory (ECEO)

We extract knowledge from data that are heterogeneous, often very unstructured, and acquired at multiple scales by a number of imaging devices. We do this by running machine learning algorithms and developing new algorithms to make sense of the Earth.

Extreme Environments Research Laboratory (EERL)

Ingvar Kamprad Chair in Extrem Environments We aim to build an integrated, process-based perspective of the atmosphere in extreme environments by conducting field studies that examine how the atmosphere interacts with the cryosphere, ocean, land and human activities.

Microbiome Adaptation to the Changing Environment (MACE)

We aim to understand how microbial communities adapt and thrive in cryospheric environments. Our work involves answering fundamental questions in microbiome science by compiling the results of field studies, laboratory experiments, multi-omics techniques, and modeling.

River Ecosystems Laboratory (RIVER)

We conduct insight-driven, fundamental research that cuts across the physical, chemical and biological domains of Alpine stream ecosystems. We study biofilms – the dominant form of microbial life in streams – including the structure and function of their microbiome and their orchestration of ecosystem processes.

Smart Environmental Sensing in Extreme Environments (SENSE)

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Margaretha Kamprad Chair in Environmental Sciences We aim to improve the monitoring and understanding of the physical and biogeochemical processes at work in extreme environments, with a particular focus on polar and high-altitude ones.

Soil Biogeochemistry Laboratory (SOIL)

We aim to understand the fundamental principles and processes that govern the biogeochemical cycling of key elements such as carbon in soils. Our specific focus is on electron transfer processes and their role in element cycling.