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

Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Welcome to the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

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The Department is part of the Forestry Faculty of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and is stationed in Alnarp, in southwestern Sweden. It is located in Alnarpsparken which is a green oasis between Malmö and Lund.
The Department provides teaching and research in forest management with a focus on management, planning, conservation and natural resource economics. The Department has an international character both in research and teaching.

Finding the way (map)

Alnarp campus map (pdf)


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 The Department is hosting SNS - Nordic Forest Research during the period 2014-2017. More information please visit the SNS webpage, by clicking the logo.
SNS Secretaries are Inga Bödeker and Jonas Rönnberg.


Current Research

How can history benefit the understanding of threatened species?
Blog by Tove Hultberg

Despite the small land area covered by temperate broadleaved forest, the habitat is of considerable interest for biodiversity in Sweden, and knowledge about its history is crucial for forest conservation. The main method used for studying past forest composition is pollen analysis, and by using a new model for translating pollen data into quantitative cover estimates, significantly improved understanding of the vegetation cover can be gained.

Local and regional pollen data from southern Sweden show that in many areas, large cover of temperate broadleaves prevailed locally until rather recently, which is likely to be an important cause for the survival of the many threatened species associated with these tree taxa today, although in small and vulnerable populations. Many present biodiversity hotspot sites showed no tendencies of local decline of temperate broadleaves until during the most recent 500 years, which is considerably later than in the region as a whole. For Tilia, the cover of which has confounded researchers since the introduction of pollen analysis, the decline in the southernmost parts of the country was not as early as commonly thought, but in general almost as recent as for many other temperate broadleaves. Land use changes, such as forest clearance for agricultural purposes, as well as grazing and browsing by domestic animals are likely to have been important causes for this vegetation change.

READ full version http://www.nbforest.info/blog/how-can-history-benefit-understanding-threatened-species

MSc Tove Hultberg, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre successfully defended her Doctoral thesis 13th February 2015.
Titel is "The long-term history of temperate broadleaves in southern Sweden"

 


How can history benefit the understanding of threatened species?
Photo from Bialowieza nationalpark

 


News

Equal Opportunities Plan, 2015-2017
Forest Faculty

 

3rd Euroforester Graduate Conference 2015
"Open Minded in Forest Management and Wood Product Research"
2nd to the 5th of July, 2015.
Venue: Līgatnes parish „RATNIEKI”, Līgatne, LATVIA
WEBPAGE

 

PhD Course, 21-25 September, 2015
Nordic vegetation under the future climate, 5 credits

More info HERE

 


 
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