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

Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

The August T Larsson Guest Researcher Programme

The aim of the programme is to promote exciting and imortant research collaborations by inviting guest researchers from all over the world to enrich and be enriched by the activities at the NJ faculty and SLU.

The August Teodor Larsson Foundation was founded on 14 January 1956 "for lasting promotion of scientific research in the field of agriculture". In 2004 the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences was given the right to receive the annual income from the Foundation, and on 13 April 2011 decided to establish a national and international researcher exchange programme.

The purpose of the August T. Larsson Foundation Guest Researcher initiative is to engage guest researchers within strategically important and prioritised fields at the Faculty. The aim of the program is not only to strengthen research, education and/or environmental monitoring and assessment but also to expand the university's interface with other research environments.

The programme enables guest researchers to spend short periods at the faculty (one month per term) over a period of three years. Guest researchers will receive funding to cover their salary, travel expenses and accommodations, as well as for journeys between SLU's regional centres and for a fellow member of their team to visit SLU ("tag-along"). For specific information about the programme, see this page.

Appointed Guest Researcher, announcement 2013:

Guest researcher

Host department

Christina Payne, University of Kentucky, USA

Projekt title: Developing the foundation of sequence-based performance prediction in fungal glycoside hydrolases

Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology


Earlier appointed guest researchers:

Announcement spring 2012

Motivations by the programme committé (pdf - in Swedish)

Guest researcher

Host department

Christine A Watson, Scottish Agricultural College, UK

Project title: Assessing cropping systems using long-term field experiments and modeling approaches

Department of Crop Production Ecology

Matthew P Ayres, Dartmouth College, USA

Project title: Future challenges in Ecology: new interdisciplinary research collaborations and sharper tools

Department of Ecology


Announcement Autumn 2011

Guest researcher

Host department

Thompson Hobbs, Colorado State University, USA

Project title: The use of hierarchical bayesian models on animal population dynamics in multi-use landscapes

Department of Ecology

Craig Allen, Nebraska University, USA

Project title: Tracing environmental change and assessing the long-term resilience of boreal lakes

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessement


Announcement Spring 2011

Guest researcher

Host department

Lars Hedin, Princeton University, USA

Project title: How human activities influence ecosystem nutrient cycles over broad spatial and temporal scales.

Department of Ecology

Sam H Ham, University of Idaho, USA

Project title: Nature and heritage interpretation.

Department of Urban and Rural Development

Andrei Smertenko, Durham University, UK

Project title: The role of actin cytoskeleton in plant programmed cell death.

Department of Plant Biology




For specific enquiries about the programme, contact:

Pär Aronsson, Research Officer, NJ faculty 


The next announcement for applications to the Guest Researcher programme will take place in the January 2014. For complete information about the programme, visit the programme web-site on the internal web

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