Nature conservation & biological diversity

Last changed: 21 December 2017

What happens to mammals, birds, mosses, lichens, insects and other species groups in the cultivated forest and agricultural landscape? How are they affected by a changed climate or other changes? We approach the question on different levels, for example genes, populations, communities and ecosystems. Our knowledge contributes to our being able to preserve biological diversity for the future.


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Some of our projects

Improving methods for analyzing change in animal communities

Contact: Jonas Knape

Direct and indirect effects of climate change: consequences on conservation strategies and policy

Contact: Thomas RaniusAnna FilyushkinaJan Bengtsson

Population dynamics of a migrant passerine bird, the northern wheatear

Contact: Debora Arlt, Tomas Pärt, Matt Low

Finding order in chaos: Determining causes of ecosystem processes for resource management and public health policy (Formas)

Contact: Matthew Low

Finding order in chaos: Determining causality and improving inference in complex dynamic ecosystems (VR)

Contact: Matthew Low

Aliens in space and time - predicting the distribution and invasion corridors of introduced terrestrial vertebrates in Europe under global warming

Contact: Mariano Rodriguez Recio

Evaluation of wetland restoration with data from the Swedish Species Gateway

SLU news the Swedish Species Gateway will be used for evaluating effects of wetland restorations

Contact: Tomas Pärt

RESTORE - Habitat  restoration in fragmented landscapes: effects on biodiversity and ecosystem  functions

Restoration of plant and pollinator communities in fragmented grasslands

Contact: Erik Öckinger

Advanced Understanding of Ecosystem Functioning through Food Web Ecology

SLU news New approach can reveal how species, populations and ecosystems are affected by environmental changes

Contact: Tomas Roslin, Tomas Jonsson, Riccardo Bommarco

Green rights-of-way infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem services

Butterflies are favored by power-line corridors

Contact: Erik Öckinger

Using opportunistic citizen science data for evaluations of environmental change

Contact:  Debora Arlt

The value of low-productive forest land for biodiversity conservation

Contact: Thomas Ranius

Effects of stump harvesting and soil scarification on forest regeration and vegetation

Contact: Bengt Olsson

Wasps and Diptera in bioenergy wood-do they require revised recommendations for harvest of logging residues?

Contact: Mats Jonsell

Effects of conservation efforts in forests at various spatial scales on biodiversity and ecosystem services

Contact: Thomas Ranius

Forestry and consideration for nature

Smart tree retention

Contact: Lena Gustafsson 

Farmland bird conservation project -the Swedish Volunteer & Farmer Alliance (SVFA)

SLU news - Coordinated nature conservation increased farmers' intentions to implement actions

Contact: Sönke EggersJonas Josefsson

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