Getting a grip on greenhouse gases
The exchange of greenhouse gases between the earth's surface in Europe and the atmosphere has hitherto been monitored in separate projects, but a European network of monitoring stations is starting to take shape.
Restoring forests little by little
"Caring for the environment is a way of restoring our forests while we use them," explains Lena Gustafsson, Professor of Nature Conservation Biology.
Planning for both timber and biodiversity
With the help of the Heureka system (a software tool), SLU researchers have asked the question how the forest should be managed to provide both high profit and good habitats for various species.
How does climate change affect Sweden’s mountain vegetation?
Mountain forest biomass in Sweden has increased by as much as 19 per cent over the past 13 years, researchers show in a recently published study. The next step is to review data from Sweden’s national inventory programme to study the rest of the mountains.
Following Global Forest Trends
Karin Beland Lindahl, researcher at SLU, studies international forest trends and how they may affect future forest management in Sweden.
Community elders showed the effects of forestry
Solomon Gebreyohannis and Professor Kevin Bishop have been studying the relation of forest cover and river flow in the Koga watershed, a headwater of the Blue Nile in Ethiopia.
Mapping Swedish Fells
At SLU in Umeå, researchers are developing new techniques for automated mapping of land cover.
Traces of Chernobyl remain in reindeer
Several of the 51 reindeer herding districts in Sweden still have to adapt management to reduce the caesium content in reindeer. In total, this costs the Swedish society seven million Swedish crowns per year.
MOTH finds less common habitats
Every sixth years, Sweden is to report on the conservation status of the habitat types specified in the EU Habitats Directive*.
Occurrence of Algae on Spruce Follows Nitrogen Deposition
The amount of algae found on Norway spruce needles in Sweden is a good indicator of the atmospheric deposition of nitrogen. High nitrogen deposition generates high algae growth and low nitrogen deposition generates low algae growth.
Value of Ecosystem Services
How high is an ecosystem’s recreational value? What is the value of carbon uptake by forests according to carbon permits under the EU emissions trading scheme? Ing-Marie Gren, professor at SLU, has done the calculations.
High Risk of Vole Fever in Northern Sweden
We are facing an outbreak of vole fever during winter, according to the annual forecast made by scientists at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). This year’s high number of bank voles will spread the illness to a large number of humans.