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Department of Forest Ecology and Management

Here at the department, our mission is to advance the understanding of forest ecosystem processes and to progress the principles of forest ecosystem management.

With world-renowned researchers, we cover research in core themes

  • Climate
  • Carbon and Nitrogen cycling
  • Forest vegetation
  • Hydrology
  • Sustainable digital planning tool

The department is equipt with state-of-the-art labs for stable isotopes and biogeochemical analysis


Our research is organised under seven subject areas where we develop knowledge about forest ecosystems and transfer this knowledge to best management practices.

climate research in svartberget


For more information on undergraduate courses and postgraduate studies. Photos: Kelley Gundale, Andres Palmer

Scenes from courses at FEM

Projects and Infrastructures

The department also supports a wide range of branch projects and environmental infrastructures. 


Environmental monitoring

An important part of our research is based on long-term environmental data collected within SLU's environmental monitoring and assessment program. These long-term data series are important for our understanding of how the boreal ecosystem responds to environmental changes over time.

Research infrastructure

The department has access to and are scientifically responsible for an impressive research infrastructure that is fundamental for much of our research, education and extension work.

Published: 24 April 2023 - Page editor: Tejshree.Tiwari@slu.se

Department of Forest Ecology and Management 

Head of department Hjalmar Laudon, +46-90-786 8584
Deputy Head of department, premises & security Mats Öquist, +46-90-786 8525
Deputy Head of department, undergraduate studies Gustaf Egnell +46-90-786 8455
Deputy Head of department, post graduate studies Maja Sundqvist, +46-90-786 8273
Deputy Head of department, equal opportunities Kelley Gundale, +46-90-786 8444
Deputy Head of department, young researchers Lars Östlund, +46-90-786 8442 
Postal address: SLU, Skogens ekologi och skötsel, 901 83 Umeå, Sweden.
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå

Internal workspace for the department