Chair of Hydrobiology and Fishery

In Estonian

Head of the Chair:
Professor Kalle Olli, Kreutzwaldi 5 room D141,
Phone: (+372) 5056239  e-mail:

Kristiina Zirk, Phone: (+372) 7313 571 e-mail:

Lake Museum


Postal address: 
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
51006 Tartu, Kreutzwaldi 5


Centre for Limnology
EE61101 Rannu municipality
Tartu County

The history of the Chair goes back to year 1954 when a small field station of the Estonian Academy of Sciences was established in an abandoned farmhouse on the eastern shore of Lake Võrtsjärv.

Today the Chair of Hydrobiology and Fishery constitutes a separate part of the Institute of Agriculture and Environment protection of the Estonian University of Life sciences (EULS).

The activity of the Chair can be divided into three directions:

  • fundamental research in Estonian waterbodies
  • teaching of students and post-graduate students in Tartu University since 1992 and in EULS since 1999,
  • applied research (state environmental monitoring, fish management, environment impact assessment, lake restoration, nature protection).

New and old - "Lota" and "Bioloog"