Docent Mona N. Högberg

Mona N Högberg



SG 0114 Skogsekosystemet
BI  1199 Site Productivity and Production Ecology
SH 0119 Sustainable Management
SH 0115 Advanced Silviculture


Det pågår ett paradigmskifte om ectomykorrhizans roll i boreal skog - men i vilken riktning? Finansierat av FORMAS - det svenska forskningsrådet för hållbar utveckling

Skogars kol-kväveflöden spårade i nano-skala: Kvantifiering av mikrobiellt nyttjande av trädens fotosyntat och markkväve med snabba isotopanalyser av RNA-arrays. Finansierat av Vetenskapsrådet.

Vilka skogar läcker kväve? Identifiering av mikrobiella mekanismer och bioindikatorer för markens kväveretention. Finansierat av FORMAS.

Framtida skogsresurser med fokus på kol och kväve. Finansierat av FORMAS.


Publikationer i urval

Populärvetenskapliga publikationer



Näsholm, T., Högberg, P., Franklin, O., Högberg, M.N. (2014) Är mykorrhizan en bidragande orsak till skogens kvävebrist? Rön från Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Fakta Skog 1.

Näsholm, T., Högberg, P., Högberg, M.N. (2013) Skogsträd och mykorrhizasvampar. Skog och Framtid no. 1

Vetenskapligt granskade publikationer

Bibliometri 2017-09-19. H-index: 24. Totalt antal citeringar: 4384. Antal citeringar visas i parantes nedan. Se även artiklar i Google Scholar

Yarwood, S.A., Högberg, M.N. (2017). Soil bacteria and archaea change rapidly in the first century of Fennoscandian boreal forest development. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 114:160-167. 

Högberg, P., Näsholm, T., Franklin, O., Högberg, M.N. (2017). Tamm Review: On the nature of the nitrogen limitation to plant growth in Fennoscandian boreal forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 403:161-185. 

Blaško, R., Holm Bach, L., Yarwood, S. A., Trumbore, S. E., Högberg, P., and Högberg, M. N. (2015). Shifts in soil microbial community structure, nitrogen cycling and the concomitant declining N availability in ageing primary boreal forest ecosystems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 91:200–211. [6]

Franklin, O., Näsholm, T., Högberg, P., Högberg, M.N. (2014). Forests trapped in nitrogen limitation – an ecological market perspective on ectomycorrhizal symbiosis. New Phytologist 203:657–666. [32]

Högberg, M. N., Blaško B., Holm Bach L., Hasselquist, N. Egnell, G., Näsholm, P., Högberg, P. (2014). The return of an experimentally N-saturated boreal forest to an N-limited state: observations on the soil microbial community structure, biotic N retention capacity and gross N mineralization. Plant and Soil 381:45–60. [6]

Högberg, M. N., Yarwood, S. A., Myrold, D. D. (2014). Fungal but not bacterial soil communities recover after termination of decadal nitrogen additions to boreal forest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 72:35-43. [15]

Högberg, P., Johannisson, C., Högberg, M. N. (2014). Is the high 15N natural abundance of trees in N-loaded forests caused by an internal ecosystem N isotope redistribution or a change in the ecosystem N isotope mass balance? Biogeochemistry 117:351-358. [9]

Högberg, M.N., Högbom, L., Kleja D.B. (2013). Soil microbial community indices as predictors of soil solution chemistry and N leaching in Picea abies (L.) Karst. forests in S. Sweden. Plant and Soil 372:507-522. [13]

Blasko, R., Högberg, P., Holm-Bach, L., Högberg, M.N. (2013). Relations among soil microbial community composition, nitrogen turnover, and tree growth in N-loaded and previously N-loaded boreal spruce forest. Forest Ecology and Management 302:319-328. [13]

Näsholm, T., Högberg, P., Franklin, O., Metcalf, D., Keel, S., Hurry, V., Linder, S., Högberg, M.N. (2013). Are ectomycorrhizal fungi alleviating or aggravating the N limitation to tree growth in boreal forests? New Phytologist 198:214-221. [60]

Keel, S.G.,Campbell, C.D., Högberg, M.N., Richter, A., Wild, B., Zhou, X., Hurry, V., Linder, S., Näsholm, T., Högberg, P. (2012) Allocation of carbon to fine root compounds and their residence times in a boreal forest depend on root size class and season. New Phytologist 194:972-981. [30]

Thornton, B., Zhang, Z., Mayes, R.W., Högberg, M.N., Midwood, A. 2011. Can gas chromatography combustion isotope ratio massspectrometry be used to quantify organic compound abundance? Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry. 25:2433–2438. [21]

Högberg, P., Johannisson, C., Yarwood, S., Callesen, I., Näsholm, T., Myrold, D.D., Högberg, M.N. (2011). Recovery of ectomycorrhiza after 'nitrogen saturation' of a conifer forest. New Phytologist 189:515-525. [56]

Högberg, M.N., Briones, J.I., Keel, S.G., Metcalfe, D.B., Campbell, C., Midwood, A.J., Thornton, B., Hurry, V., Linder, S., Näsholm, T., Högberg, P.(2010) Quantification of effects of season and nitrogen supply on tree belowground carbon transfer to ectomycorrhizal fungi and other soil organisms in a boreal pine forest. New Phytologist 187:485-493. [153]

Näsholm, T., Högberg, M.N., Högberg, P., Nordin, A.  (2009) Carbon isotopes as proof for plant uptake of organic nitrogen: Relevance of inorganic carbon uptake: Reply to Rasmussen and Kuzyakov. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41:1588-1589. [8]

Yarwood, S.A., Myrold, DD., Högberg, M.N. (2009) Termination of below-ground C allocation by trees alters soil fungal and bacterial communities in a boreal forest. FEMS Microbial Ecology, 70:151-162. [66]

Högberg, P., Högberg, M.N., Göttlicher, S.G., Betson, N.R., Campbell, C., Schindlbacher, A., Hurry, V., Lundmark, T., Linder, S., Näsholm, T. (2008) High temporal resolution tracing of photosynthate carbon  from the canopy to the forest soil microorganisms. New Phytologist 177: 220–228. [198]

Göttlicher, SG., Taylor, A.F.S., Grip, H., Betson, NR., Valinger, E., Högberg, M.N., Högberg, P. (2008) The lateral spread of tree root systems in boreal forests: estimates based on 15N uptake and distribution of sporocarps of ectomycorrhizal fungi. Forest Ecology and Management 255:75-81. [18]

Högberg, M.N., Chen, Y., Högberg, P. (2007) Gross nitrogen mineralisation and fungi-to- bacteria ratios are negatively correlated in boreal forests. Biol Fertil Soils 44:363-366. [68].

Giesler, R., Högberg, M.N., Strobel, B.W., Richter, A., and Högberg, P. (2007) Production of dissolved organic carbon and low-molecular weight organic acids in soil solution driven by recent tree photosynthate. Biogeochemistry 84:1-12. [52]

Högberg, M.N., Myrold, D.D., Högberg, P. (2007) Is microbial community composition in boreal forest soils determined by pH, C-to-N ratio, the trees, or all three? Oecologia 150:590-601 [319].

Högberg, M.N. (2006) Discrepancies between ergosterol and PLFA 18:2w6,9 as  markers of fungal biomass in boreal forest soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38:3431-3435 [40].

Högberg, M.N., Myrold, D.D., Giesler, R. Högberg, P. 2006. Contrasting patterns of soil N-cycling in model ecosystems of Fennoscandian boreal forests. Oecologia 147:96-107 [43].

Högberg, P., Nordgren, A, Högberg, M.N., Ottosson-Löfvenius, M., Bhupinderpal-Sing, Olsson, P., Linder, S. (2005). Fractional contributions by respiration to soil-surface CO2 efflux in Boreal forests. In: The Carbon Balance of Forest Biomes. (Eds. H. Griffiths and P.G. Jarvis). Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK. p 251-267

Högberg, P., Ekblad, A., Nordgren, A. Plamboeck, A.H., Ohlsson, A., Bhupinderpal-Singh, Högberg, M.N. (2004). Factors determining the 13C abundance of soil-respired CO2 in boreal forests. In: Stable isotopes and Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions (Eds. LB Flanagan, JR Ehlringer and DE Pataki). Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego, USA. p 47-68 

Persson, J., Högberg, P., Ekblad, A., Högberg, M.N., Nordgren, A., Näsholm, T. (2003) Nitrogen acquisition from inorganic and organic sources by boreal forest plants in the field. Oecologia 137:252-257. [89]

Högberg, M.N., Bååth, E., Nordgren, A., Arnebrant, K., Högberg, P. (2003). Contrasting effects of nitrogen availability on plant carbon supply to mycorrhizal fungi and saprotrophs – a hypothesis based on field observations in boreal forest. New Phytologist 160:225-238 [119].

Bhupinderpal-Singh, Nordgren, A., Ottosson-Löfvenius, M., Högberg, M.N., Mellander, P.-E., Högberg, P. (2003) Tree root and soil heterotrophic respiration as revealed by girdling of boreal Scots pine forest: extending observations beyond the first year. Plant, Cell and Environment 26:1287-1296. [231]

Taylor, A.F.S., Fransson, P. M., Högberg, P., Högberg, M.N., Plamboeck, A.-H. (2003). Species level patterns in 13C and 15N abundance of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungal sporocarps. New Phytologist 159:757-774. [86]

Högberg, M.N., Högberg, P. (2002). Extramatrical ectomycorrhizal mycelium contributes one-third of microbial biomass and produces together with associated roots, half the dissolved organic carbon in a forest soil. New Phytologist 154:791-795 Among the 1% most cited papers published in 2002 in the field of Environmental/Ecology. [291]

Högberg, P., Nordgren, A., Buchmann, N., Taylor, A.F.S., Ekblad, A., Högberg, M.N., Nyberg, G., Ottosson-Löfvenius, M., and Read, D.J. (2001). Large-scale forest girdling experiment shows that current photosynthesis drives soil respiration. Nature 411:789-792. [1140]

Högberg, P., Högberg, M.N., Quist, M.E., Ekblad, A., Näsholm, T. (1999). Nitrogen isotope fractionation during N uptake by ectomycorrhizal and non-mycorrhizal Pinus sylvestris. New Phytologist 142:569-576. [104]

Näsholm, T., Ekblad, A., Nordin, A., Giesler, R., Högberg, M.N.,Högberg, P. (1998). Boreal forest plants take up organic nitrogen. Nature 392:914-916 Among the 1% most cited papers published in 1998 in the field Environment/Ecology [637].

Giesler, R., Högberg, M.N., Högberg P. (1998). Soil chemistry and plants in Fennoscandian boreal forest as exemplified by a local gradient. Ecology 79(1):119-137 [114].

Taylor, A.F.S., Högbom, L., Högberg, M.N., Lyon, A.J.E., Näsholm, T.,  Högberg, P.  (1997). Natural 15N abundance in fruit bodies of ectomycorrhizal fungi from boreal forests. New Phytologist  136:713-720 [87]

Högberg, P., Högbom, L., Schinkel H., Högberg, M.N., Johannisson, C., Wallmark, H.  (1996). 15N abundance of surface soils, roots and mycorrhizas in profiles of European forest soils. Oecologia 108(2):207-214 [163]

Högberg, P., Johannisson, C., Högberg, M.N., Högbom, L., Näsholm, T., Hällgren, J.-E. (1995). Measurements of abundances of 15N and 13C as tools in retrospective studies of N balances and water stress in forests: A discussion of preliminary results. Plant and Soil 168-169: 125-133. [47]

Högberg, P., Tamm, C.O., Högberg, M.N. (1992). Variations in 15N abundance in a forest fertilization trial: Critical loads of N, N saturation, contamination and effects of revitalization fertilization. Plant and Soil 142: 211-219. [24]




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