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News from Future Forests

Lenka Kuglerová at a forest hotspot, where groundwater discharge creates a favourable environment for both plants and animals. The vegetation comprises many different species of mosses and vascular plants. Photo: Lennart Henriksson.

Site-specific riparian buffers should replace fixed-widths

It is time to change how riparian buffer zones are managed during logging operations. This is the view presented by researcher Lenka Kuglerová and her colleagues in a new study, where they argue that protecting wet hotspots in forest land would generate a number of benefits. By shifting the focus to these groundwater discharge areas in riparian zones, water quality and flora and fauna would benefit, and there may even be financial advantages for the logging organisation.

News from Future Forests

Vinnova money to develop digital water maps

Anneli Ågren from Future Forests has been rewarded with 4.5 million SEK from Vinnova to develop methods for high resolution digital soil moisture maps which can be used to optimize protective zones around streams and lakes in the forest. Read about Annelis upcomping work here.

Future Forests at IUFRO 2014

The IUFRO, International Union of Forest Research Organizations, congress is held every fifth year, this year approximately 2500 researchers gathered in Salt Lake City, USA  of whom 20 researchers from Future Forest participated with arranging sessions, oral presentations and posters. Read more about Future Forests at IUFRO here

Future Forests publication among most downloaded

The article “Reforming the EU Approach to LULUCF and the Climate Policy Framework” by Future Forests researcher David Ellison are now at no. 10 in the top 10 downloaded papers from Environmental Science & Policy. Read more about the article and the list here

What is Future Forests?

Future Forests is a research program initiated by Mistra, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is host and  the program is a joint initiative between SLU, Umeå University och Skogforsk.

Recent publications

Berlin, M., Jansson, G. & Högberg, K-A. 2014. Genotype by environment interaction in the southern Swedish breeding population of Picea abies using new climatic indices. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. DOI: 10.1080/02827581.2014.978889

Beland Lindahl K, Westholm E. 2014. Transdisciplinarity in practice: aims, collaboration and integration in a Swedish research programme. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences. 10.1080/1943815X.2014.945940

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