Nature conservation & biological diversity

Last changed: 07 February 2019

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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Research groups

The department consists of eight major research groups  Nature Conservation and biodiversity are relevant aspects for many of these groups for example the the Conservation Biology Group

Some of our projects

Ecological compensation

  • Systematizing Ecological knowledge to optimize Ecological Compensation (SEEC), coordinated by Lina Widenfalk
  • When can Ecological Compensation preserve biodiversity and ecosystem services? (ECBES)”, coordinated by Erik Öckinger

Read more about these projects

Does the value of key habitats depend on landscape context

Contact: Lena Gustafsson

Improving methods for analyzing change in animal communities

Contact: Jonas Knape

Nature rights to the rescue of life on land and on water

Contact: Guillaume Chapron

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

SoilMan - Ecosystem services driven by the diversity of soil biota - understanding and management in agriculture

Read more on SoilMan Project Web

Contact: Janne BengtssonAstrid Taylor

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

Evaluating wetland creation and restorations at local and landscape scales

Läs merRead more at the foundation Oscar och Lili Lamms minne

Kontakt: Tomas PärtIneta Kačergytė

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

Detecting microbial aquatic invaders before they become an ecological problem

Contact: Ane Laugen

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