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


Environmental monitoring and assessment

Are landscapes and waters used sustainably? In addition to research and education the Government has charged SLU with the task of conducting environmental monitoring and assessment (EMA).

SLU monitors the country's forests, agricultural landscapes, lakes, watercourses and species in order to analyse environmental trends. This makes the university a key player in interpreting and understanding changes such as those that may result from a warmer climate.

Knowledge dissemination


2014-06-25 -  Landscape planning in the Öresund region strengthened by EU initiative
The Lund/Malmö-Copenhagen region hosts strong local research groups in the research field of landscape planning. However, borders and culture are often seen as barriers hindering strategic research cooperation....
2014-06-17 -  "Retention forestry benefits biodiversity"
Retention forestry implies that at forest harvest some trees are left at site to promote biodiversity. Retention approaches in forestry emerged about 25 years ago as a reaction to negative ecological effects...
2014-05-16 -  Mercury and forestry on the agenda in Umeå when mercury experts met
The international conference Symposium on mercury biogeochemistry related to forestry operations, held at SLU Umeå in February, attracted nearly 30 scientists and experts wanting to discuss mercury and...
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Supporting sustainability

The logotypes of Sweden's 16 environmental quality objectivesOur results are used to track progress towards Sweden's environmental objectives and its commitments under international agreements.


SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, has its main locations in Alnarp, Skara, Umeå and Uppsala.
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