As of 1 January 2013, the Department of Botany and the Department of Systems Ecology will be merged to form the Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences.

Also, the Wenner-Gren Institute will be merged with the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Toxicology and the Department of Molecular Biology and Functional Genomics to form the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute.