Wildlife and predators

Last changed: 15 March 2021
A lynx cat looking at you from a box.

Our research provides a scientific basis for the management of Swedish wildlife and predators. Information is needed on how the animals live and where in Sweden they are found, alongside biological studies. We also conduct research on people’s attitudes to predators and what can be done to reduce the conflict between humans and wildlife.


Those of us who research on wildlife and predators are based at Grimsö research station, situated in Lindesberg municipality in Bergslagen. The research station was established in 1974 as an ecological research station with the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency as its accountable authority. Since 1992, Grimsö has been part of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Grimsö constitutes the Wildlife Ecology section of the Department of Ecology. Today it is also a member of SITES, a national infrastructure of field research stations financed by the Swedish Research Council.

The Swedish Wildlife Damage Centre, which informs and educates authorities and farmers about damage caused by protected wildlife and how to prevent it, is also based at Grimsö. In our research we apply and provide new ecological knowledge in order to enable biological diversity to be preserved and allow us to make use of wildlife and forest natural resources in a sustainable way.


Henrik Andren, professor viltekologi
Department of Ecology, SLU
henrik.andren@slu.se   +46 (0)581-697302, +46 (0)70-2184406

Petter Kjellander, Professor
Department of Ecology, SLU
petter.kjellander@slu.se +46 (0)581-697337    

Camilla Wikenros, researcher, SKANDULV
Department of Ecology                       
camilla.wikenros@slu.se 0581-697344