An Eye for Science

We see the world through our own eyes. Sometimes we need a microscope to see the bigger picture, other times patterns are clearer at a distance. Beauty can catch your eye from the bottom of a petri dish, during a walk in the woods, or in a new data series. SLU brings together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

Our tiny nine-to-fivers

Ecosystems and our food supply depend on things that wriggle and crawl. We must look after the tiniest farm workers

Knowledge key to a sustainable future

All around the world wildlife is monitored using different methods to conserve, restore and sustainably manage ecosystems.

Protect the fish - save the seas

Is there hope for our oceans? Countries around the world have promised to protect a third of all maritime areas. These pledges now need to be put into practice; to make smart decisions, we will need excellent data.

We map life on earth

About 80 percent of all species are still unknown to science. If we are ever to manage natural resources in a sustainable manner then this is a dire situation.

The silent pandemic

Antibiotic resistance is sometimes called the silent pandemic. It has been more than 30 years since a new class of antibiotics has been discovered.

The most dangerous animal to humans

Mosquitoes cause by far the most human deaths because of the serious diseases they spread.

Tomorrow's green protein

Whatever we eat in the future, a foundation must always be proteins, the building blocks of all living things and a key part of food and fodder.

Beautiful, sustainable green cities

Researchers have discovered synergies between fields such as landscape architecture, biodiversity, children’s play environments, the climate transition and public health.

Picture of a girl balancing on a log in a park with meadow flowers, small paths, a pond and some rocks.

Working for safe drinking water

Everything was brand-new. I was new in town, new at my job, new as a professor at SLU and a new member of the Toxicological Council.

Landscape breeding

About 18 000 Norway spruce trees will be characterised on different locations in Sweden over five years.

Sustainable development of drylands

Around the world, there are drylands where there is not enough rain to support crop production. In these regions pastoralists earn their livelihoods from keeping livestock.

Picture of a dry landscape where cows, sheep, goats and some people travel in a long caravan.

About An Eye for Science

The photography exhibition An Eye for Science shows some concrete examples on how SLU takes on fundamental issues that affect all of us.

The hunt for interesting and aesthetic photographs of SLU's activities with high photographic quality started this exhibition. Eleven fascinating photos were selected along with eleven stories. The Division of Communication worked together with researchers and writers to realise these stories in articles about what is behind each photograph. And so An Eye for Science took shape – eleven large photographs printed on backlit displays with accompanying text and a website with more photographs and texts.

The exhibition was shown at some major events organized by SLU during 2023, such as events included in the official programme of Sweden's Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2023.

  • Many thanks to all participants!

    Exhibition photos

    Our tiny nine-to-fivers: Juliana Dániel-Ferreira
    Knowledge key to a sustainable future: Sandra Martens
    Protect the fish - save the oceans: Anders Asp
    We map life on earth: Safidy Andrianantenaina
    The silent pandemic: Patrik Söderman
    The most dangerous animal to humans: Mårten Svensson
    Tomorrow's green protein: Sara Kyrö Wissler
    Beautiful, sustainable green cities: Mattias Gustafsson
    Working for safe drinking water: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
    Landscape breeding: Anne Honsel
    Sustainable development of drylands: Malin Planting

    Photographers of pictures in articles are credited below each image.

    Our tiny nine-to-fivers 

    Juliana Dániel-Ferreira 

    Kaisa Torppa 

    Mattias Jonsson 

    Anna Lundmark 


    Knowledge key to a sustainable future 

    Sandra Martens 

    Bridget Mayani 

    Peter Musenge 

    Göran Spong 

    Helena Königsson 

    Susanna Bergström 


    Protect the fish – save the oceans 

    Ulf Bergström 

    Fredrik Franzén 

    Anders Adill 

    Charlotte Berkström 

    Sofia Bureborn 


    We map life on earth 

    Hanna Rogers 

    Gaia Banelytė 

    Arielle Farrell 

    Deirdre Kerdraon 

    Tomas Roslin 

    Anna Lundmark 

    Marius Andriamorasata 

    Amiry Diaritoky 

    Dimby Raharinjanahary 



    Anitbiotic resistance – the silent pandemic

    Susanna Sternberg Lewerin 

    Foon Yin Lai 

    Eva-Stina Lindell 


    The most dangerous animal to humans 

    Rickard Ignell med forskarkolleger på SLU i Alnarp och Max Planck Center nGICE 

    Ida Andersson 


    Tomorrow's green protein 

    Cecilia Hammenhag 

    William Newson 

    Folke Sitbon 

    Ida Andersson 


    Beautiful, sustainable green cities – if it were up to our children 

    Märit Jansson 

    Lena Jungmark 

    Anna Bengtsson 

    Marcus Hedblom 

    Nina Vogel 

    Hanna Weiber Post  


    Working for safe drinking water 

    Karin Wiberg 

    Agneta Oskarsson 

    Ulrika Jansson Klintberg 


    Landscape breeding

    María Rosario García-Gil

    Juha Niemi

    Sonali Ranade

    Johan Bohlin

    Malin Elfstrand

    David Hall

    Eva lindberg

    Johan Holmgren

    Kenneth Olofsson

    Anne Honsel


    Sustainable development of drylands 

    Ewa Wredle  

    Ylva Nyberg  

    Ingrid Öborn 

    Aida Bargues Tobella

    Anna Swärd

    Malin Planting 


    Production, division of communication 2023 

    Jenny Svennås-Gillner 

    Maria Capandegui Widén 

    Mia Peterson 

    Vanja Sandgren 

    Anette Neldestam Larsson 

    Michael Kvick 

    Helena Holmquist 

    Emma Hallberg Gardell 


    Special thanks to: 

    Language coordinators 

    Web management 

    IT web developers 




The Division of Communication at SLU