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EDGE takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigate aquatic and terrestrial processes that control the environment. Chemical, physical, biological, and geoscientific concepts and methods are applied in all research practices: starting from field observations and experimental work to arrive at a molecular scale mechanistic understanding and quantitative modelling. We are well equipped to seize opportunities presented by developments in areas such as nanogeosciences, molecular biology, isotope geochemistry, environmental chemical analytics, chemical speciation and modern hydrogeology.

Our overall goal is to understand the complexity of the environmental systems and to apply fundamental insight to solve the most pressing environmental problems of today and tomorrow.

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