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

Environmental monitoring and assessment

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.

The results are for example used to track progress towards Sweden's environmental objectives and its commitments under international agreements.


The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity.

The university has chosen to organise its environmental monitoring and assessment into programmes which relate to the Swedish environmental objectives. Read more about the programmes through the navigation bar to the left.

News

2014-03-31 -  SLU Professor in Darwin Foundation
Jorge López-Moreno, Professor in virology at SLU´s BVF department, has been appointed “active member of the general assembly” of the Charles Darwin Foundation.
2014-03-05 -  Discovery of a new bird family
Based on analysis of several genes, a team of researchers from five countries, incl SLU researcher Per Alström, identified ten primary branches in the tree of life of one of the largest groups of passerine...
2014-02-25 -  MareFrame - Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management
The new EC-funded research and technological development project MareFrame “Co-creating Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management Solutions“ was launched this year.
2013-12-19 -  Sweden forest area is increasing - despite claims in the journal Science
In the latest issue of Science researchers present a map of the world which shows that Forest land in Sweden is declining. SLU questions this finding, which is solely based upon satellite image analysis....
2013-10-21 -  Swedish LifeWatch data used in report to ESA on marine invasive species
A recently produced report delivered to the European Space Agency (ESA) uses Swedish LifeWatch data together with BioVeL workflows to establish a risk assessment and monitoring tool for invasive species...
2013-09-24 -  What is SLU doing for the climate?
Through our research, education and environmental assessment SLU contributes to knowledge and innovations for reducing human impact on the climate system. Of course we also strive to reduce SLU's direct...
2013-09-17 -  Welcome to the Associate Professorship Lectures
The NL faculty Associate Professorship Lectures are to be held on September 25. Welcome to take part of the lectures.
2013-09-06 -  Researchers from seven universities shared knowledge and solutions on invasive alien species
This week twenty-five researchers have gathered to review the current challenges of monitoring invasive alien species – a major component of global change. The three-day thematic workshop, which the participants...
2013-09-06 -  "Religious leaders can be key to biological diversity"
Leaders of the major world religions can play a key role in preserving biological diversity. A new study carried out by ecologists at SLU, among others, indicates that if the world’s religious leaders...
2013-07-18 -  Rainy day? Watch 33 hours of video about environmental communication!
About 250 people from over 30 countries came to the 12th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE), held at SLU in Uppsala, Sweden, 6-10 June 2013. More than 100 people also took part...
2013-07-12 -  Wild snow leopard cub encountered in its den
Two researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) have important roles in a long-term ecological study of snow leopards in Mongolia. Recently, a 2-week-old wild snow leopard cub...
2013-05-28 -  International conference on environmental communication: Participation Revisited; Openings and closures for deliberations on the Commons
How do you create a fruitful and democratic dialogue about our common natural resources? These are questions that will be discussed during the 12th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment...
2013-05-08 -  SLU on QS World top ranking list
SLU is, according to the recently published QS World University Rankings by Subject among the 50 best universities in the world in the Agriculture and Forestry category.
2013-04-23 -  New Insights to spread
The second issue of SLU’s international magazine is now available. New Insights gives examples of SLU’s world-class research, environmental monitoring and assessment, and collaborations. Bring some copies...
2013-04-23 -  "New Insights" about SLU in the world
A new issue of New Insights with forestry as a theme is now available. Urban developmenty and animal production are also presented.

International

Partnerships, networks of excellence (Alter-NET,...)

Environmental reporting (Conventions, Commissions, EU Directives..)

Research infrastructure (LifeWatch, NFI data,...) 

Knowledge exchange (Baltic, Africa...)


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Page updated: 2010-05-26.

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