On our theme pages, we collect facts and research about various aspects of forest damage. Both for those you who want to get a quick overview and for you who want introductions to delve deeper into.
What causes a forest fire? Which forests are most likely to burn? How do the trees and plants cope with the fire and draught? SLU is researching this area.
Dry and warm weather favors certain insects that can kill large volumes of forest. New insects that come to Sweden can have devastating consequences. What are we doing to save the forest?
Fungi, bacteria and viruses can cause devastating damage. SLU conducts research on the most economically and ecologically important pests in Swedish forests.
Ungulate game can cause major forest damage, while fear of game damage affects how the forest is managed. The wildlife adaptations can in turn increase the risk of other forest damage.
Climate change is expected to increase the incidence of several different types of forest damage, such as wind and snow.
Using economic principles and tools, we conduct research to strengthen forestry and welfare in society.
Heureka is a program series where users can make several different analyses, plans and scenarios for forest management and how forest damage can be avoided.
Here, you find all units that work with research and environmental monitoring and assessment of forest damage at SLU.