Long-term environmental change

Last changed: 23 January 2024
Yearly average phosphorus concentration (dots) and trend lines for the years 1970 to 2006. Diagram.

Long-term and large-scale environmental change, such as climate change, eutrophication (nutrient enrichment), oligotrophication (nutrient depletion), brownification and acidification, affects ecosystems and knowledge of these changes and their consequences are essential.

An important part of the research is to separate changes caused by human activities from natural changes and variation. Data from our environmental monitoring programs, some of which have data from more than 50 years, serve as an important basis.

Examples of research projects

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Environmental monitoring for long-term changes and field research stations

Several of SLU's environmental monitoring and assessment programmes are focused on long-term environmental changes. The department is especially involved in the programmes for Alpine/Arctic LandscapesAcidificationA Non-Toxic EnvironmentLakes and Watercourses, and Eutrophication.

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