Environmental Physiology

The unit of Environmental Physiology investigates the influence of environmental factors, such as gravity, ambient pressure and temperature, on physiological functions in humans.

Human performance in extreme environment

Environmental physiology is commonly associated with human performance in extreme environments, such as aviation, diving and human activities in polar and desert climates. However, the physiological functions challenged under such conditions typically play fundamental roles even in more routine and daily-life activities.

Thus, interventions used in environmental physiology research include different types of physical loads as means to tease out mechanisms underlying normal physiological functions.

The Environmental Physiology Unit is situated at KTH in Solna (Berzelius väg 13), where the unit shares personnel and laboratory facilities with the Swedish Aerospace Physiology Centre, SAPC.

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