The Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences (LUVS) is the main research venue for lecturers and specialists in the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Research at the Institute is undertaken in two research laboratories, with multiple focal areas.
- Biology - focused on molecular biology, microbiology, botany, fish and marine biology, ecology and evolution, and related fields.
- Geography and tourism studies - focused on biogeography, human geography, tourism studies and environmental research.
Scientists and research groups within LUVS often work in several fields, in collaboration with researchers in Iceland and abroad.