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Biodiversity and ecosystems

Biodiversity, on land and in water, is lost at an alarming pace; the consequences for ecosystems and ecosystem services, critical for the existence and well-being of humans, are complex and insufficiently understood. Research and monitoring of relevant indicators are needed for development of adaptive, integrated management and restoration plans for different types of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. For domesticated species, breeding programmes can play an important role for conservation and enhancement of genetic diversity. Find out more below!

International year of millets

The United Nations has declared 2023 the International year of millets. Explore SLU 's research and activities on millets and other traditional crops. #IYM2023


Biodiversity and ecosystems are linked to several of the Sustainable Development Goals. Explore SLU's partnerships and research linked to biodiversity and ecosystems.

Scientific publications by SDG

SLU researchers publish scholarly works related to the Sustainable Development Goals. Here you can find publication lists and visualisations outputs for all the goals.


Here you can find a selection of books, reports, policy briefs, videos etcetera about biodiversity and ecosystems.


Healthy harvests in a changing climate

According to FAO, between 20 and 40 percent of crop production are lost before harvest due to pests. Jointly with partners, SLU has developed a resource package for healthy harvests in a changing climate.

Published: 09 October 2023 - Page editor: malin.planting@slu.se