Our research activities are focused into four themes: Diversity of Life, Ecosystems and Species History, Man and the Environment, The Changing Earth.
These themes allow us to combine our specialist knowledge in different fields and obtain in this way increased understanding of the development of the Earth and the life on it, and it's diversity.
The Research Division consists of eleven departments under the Head of the Research Division. Several co-operation projects, national as well as international, sort under the Research Division Directorate. These include, for example, the Preventive conservation group, Fish Base Sweden, GBIF-Sweden, NORDSIM, PRE-MAL and SYNTHESYS.
The research is financed largely by external funds. The principal sources of finance are the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas), the Swedish Species Information Centre, and the EU. We also receive many small and individual grants from a variety of other sources.