Environmental & Forest Sciences

SustainableDevelopment for a liveable environment


Our Focus is on natural sciences, environmental sciences and forest sciences with emphasis on sustainability. We strive to increase and develop research and education in our fileds of speciality.

We are working towards increasing research and innovation in education in the field with domestic and international collaboration. Whe focus on the field of environment and land utilisation.



THe Facutly of Environmental and Forest sciences emphasise to strenghten research, education and innovation in the field of natural sciences, environmental sciences and land use with focus on sustainability. With the changes in the climate our need for specialists in the field of environmental sciences is ever greater.  Our team of scientists and specialists strive to increase our knowledge of the environment, protect the nature and ecosystems so we may utilize our resources in a sustainable manner and prepare for the tasks of the future.


The Faculty is active in research and excels in the fields of ecological restoration, ecosystem ecology, land use change, wetland ecology, soil science and atmospheric sciences.
Gerlamengun í höfnum Faxaflóahafna

Project Manager: Hlynur Óskarsson

Long-term monitoring of the occurrence of anaerobic bacteria in waters of the ports of Faxaflóahafnir.

The monitoring consists of monthly sampling of surface water in 10 stations within the ports of Faxaflóahafnir, and the samples are analysed for e. coli and enterococcus. The results are published both monthly on the Faxaflóahafnir webpage and in an annual report. 

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Head of Faculty: Bjarni D. Sigurðsson
Vice Head of Faculty: Emmanuel Pierre Pagneux 

Alejandro Salazar Villegas Assistant Professor
Anna Mariager Behrend
PhD Student 
Ása Lovísa Aradóttir Professor
Bjarni Diðrik Sigurðsson
Brynja Hrafnkelsdóttir Guest Lecturer
David Hik
Guest Professor
Emmanuel Pierre Pagneux 
Assistant Professor 
Fanney Ósk Gísladóttir Assistant Professor  
Hlynur Óskarsson Professor 
Isabel Pilar Catalan Barrio Professor
Jón Guðmundsson 
Assistant Professor
Jóhanna Bergrúnar Ólafsdóttir Programme director
Jónína Sigríður Þorláksdóttir
PhD Student  
Mariana Verdonen Post Doc
María Svavarsdóttir
Research Specialist
Mathilde F. Marie Defourneaux PhD Student 
Ólafur Gestur Arnalds Professor Emeritus
Ólafur Eggertsson Assistarnt Professor
Pavla Dagsson Waldhauserová
Ragnhildur Helga Jónsdóttir Adjunct Lecturer
Ruth Phoebe Tchana Wandji PhD Student 
Sólveig Sanchez PhD Student 
Starri Heiðmarsson Guest Professor
Stephen John Hurling
PhD Student 


Knowledge in the field of sustainable use of resources, environment, planning and food production.


Hvanneyri - 311 Borgarbyggð
Phone 433-5000
Kt. 411204-3590
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