Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Unit for Field-based Forest Research

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Svartberget Experimental Forest

Svartberget is a center for forest field research in northern Sweden. It provides key infrastructures for field research on mire ecosystems, catchments, and productive pine and spruce stands. The large site gives researchers unique opportunities to study processes and flows on both an ecosystem and a landscape level.

The study site consists of approximately 2 500 hectares of forest managed by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The landowner is the forest company Sveaskog.

Svartberget is a part of the Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science (SITES). SITES is a national organization composed of nine field stations, located all over Sweden, which are equipped with infrastructure and technological competence for ecosystem research.

Svartberget is also a member of Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS), a European research infrastructure focusing on surveying and understanding the greenhouse gas balance.

 

How to get here!

Svartberget Field Research Station is situated about seven kilometers northwest of Vindeln. From Vindeln, you can drive either route 363 towards Hällnäs and turn right to Svartberget via Abborrtjärn, or you can drive the route towards Botsmark and turn left at the sign “Svartbergets fältstation”.

Driving time from Umeå is about one hour.

Map. Source: Lantmäteriet


The first Director Oscar Henriksson. Photo: SLU Archive

Nearly 100 years old

Svartberget Experimental Forest was established in 1923 by the Swedish Institute för Experimental Forestry. Forest Manager Oscar Henriksson was the director until the year 1956.


 to SITES homepage


to ICOS homepage

 

 

 

Page updated: 2015-03-17. Page editor: charlotta.erefur@slu.se

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