Chair of Hydrobiology and Fisheries

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
Kreutzwaldi 5, Tartu 51006


Centre for Limnology
Limnoloogia tee 1, Vehendi küla, Elva vald, Tartumaa 61117

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 Fisheries 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"