Forest landscape biogeochemistry

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Forest landscape biogeochemistry includes the hydrology and biogeochemistry of forest, wetlands and surface waters and the speciation, mobility and bioavailability carbon, nutrients and metals.

Our major research objectives are oriented towards understanding the biogeochemical transformation and cycling of energy, water, carbon, nitrogen and other elements in the boreal landscape. We work across spatial scales from the molecular level to the landscape level.

At the landscape level both forest, mire and stream ecosystems are included as well as how the role of landscape heterogeneity affect the biogeochemical cycling. On the molecular scale, we identify the mechanistic processes involved in the biogeochemical transformation of elements and their environmental controls. Much of our research is focused on the exchange processes between ecosystems and the atmosphere and hydrosphere respectively. One important tool in our research is the close access to a number of intensively instrumented research field sites. 

Personnel

Hjalmar Laudon, professor
Mats Nilsson, professor
Mats Öquist, associate professor
Anneli Ågren, associate professor
Matthias Peichl, associate professor
Niles Hasselquist, assistant professor
Fredrik Lidman, assistant professor
Lenka Kuglerova, assistant professor
A large number of post-docs and PhD students.

Facts:

A large part of our research is conducted at the Svartberget field research infrastructure, which is a uniquely well-equipped facility to study natural processes in forests, soils water and atmosphere and interactions within these. The links below will lead you to more information. 


Contact

Professor Hjalmar Laudon
Phone +46-(0)90-786 8584
Cellular
 +46-(0)70-560 6625

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