Department of Environmental Protection

The department provides academic education and performs research on human impact on human impact on environment and environmental management. We focus on the studies of air quality, matter cycling in soils, insects as indicators for habitat quality, habitats and landscapes, environmental management, energetic biomass conversion. The department has laboratory of Bio- and Environmental Chemistry.


Research and studies:

• Impact of human activity on biosphere, habitats and landscapes
• Environmental changes in Estonia in the context of global changes
• Habitat and landscape quality
• Air quality
• Matter cycling in soils
• Insects as biomarkers
• Changes in semi-natural communities
• Environmental management: environmental impact assessment, environmental economics, analysis of environmental risks
• Environmental planning based on landscape ecology
• Ecological engineering
• Energetic biomass conversion
• Biogas studies