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Hjalmar Laudon

Hjalmar Laudon
My research is primarily directed towards understanding how land-use and climate is influencing water quality at a landscape perspective. I am the scientific director for the Krycklan catchment study and also head of department of forest ecology and management.


I am professor and chair of forest landscape biogeochemistry at SLU Umeå since 2008.  Since 2002 I have been the scientific director for the Krycklan Catchment Study ( I have lead several large research programs focused on process-based understanding of natural and human-induced changes in surface waters in boreal ecosystems. I am in the board of National Research Infrastrucutre (RFI) at the Swedish Research Council (VR) and an expert evaluator for the European Research Council (ERC) advanced grants. 


I am responsible for the bi-annual PhD student course Watershed Ecology and Biogeochemistry, which is open for reseach students from all over the world.  Next occasion to take it will be in September 2019.


My research is primarily focused on how natural and human processes affect water quality at a landscape scale. I work primarily with processed based research questions in the boreal region, but also with many environmentally relevant questions on how to best manage and protect our waters from human intervention - from the tropics to the arctic. I have to date co-authored ~200 peer-reviewed papers. 



Head of department, Professor at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
Telephone: +46907868584, +46705606625
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå

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