Systems Ecology

Last changed: 13 July 2018

We study interactions between the living and the non-living in ecosystems and how humans affect them. An ecosystem may be a handful of soil, a park, a landscape or the entire biosphere.

It is rather biological processes than individual organisms that we focus on, often in the form of states and flows of energy, carbon, nitrogen, phosphor and other elements. Since carbon is the main building block in all life on earth, it is natural that the carbon cycle is of central importance in our activities.

We contribute to solving the major challenges of the future: how more food, fibres and bioenergy can be produced on a sustainable, environmentally friendly and climate-smart way.

Read more about our projects under Ecosystem services and processes

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Thomas Kätterer, professor systems ecology
Department of Ecology, SLU +46 (0)18-672425