The department's research aims mainly to develop new knowledge relevant to forestry in southern Sweden and the Baltic region. Much of the research is conducted in direct collaboration with our key customers, such as forestry and forest agency. Our five main areas of research include forest management, forest planning, natural resource economics, conservation / forest history and tropical silviculture and Seed laboratory.
The Departments 5 research areas are:
Other Research projects at the Department:
Forest Research School
The Swedish forest sector is experiencing new challenges, such as growing demand of raw materials, added value of biomass and the necessity of sustainable management of the forest resources in the changing climate. To cope with these challenges, Sweden needs to ensure a high quality of the research base in forest management. For this purpose, the Faculty of Forest Sciences at SLU initiated the Research School "Sustainable Management and Utilization of Forests".
The Research School is organized according to the visions and strategic objectives of Lisbon and Bologna declarations, European SRA and Swedish NRA for the forest sector. The coordination and activities of the research school are financially supported by a grant from FORMAS.
In cooperation with other research groups of ESS we conduct research at the interface between dendro-chronology (science of tree-rings) and forest ecology. The focus of the lab is on dendrochronology, dendroecology, forest ecology, forest history, and past climate variablility. Many tree ring studies link to biodiversity and conservation..
Earlier Research programmes
Earlier reseach programmes at the Department. Most of them are finiched and the links works more like an information channel today.