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Forest regeneration

This subject area includes studies on the effects of natural disturbances, climate change and forest management on ecological processes underlying forest regeneration in boreal forests. The key factors of interest are the responses of understory vegetation (ericaceous dwarf shrubs and mosses) and soils controlling early seedling establishment and growth. We also study the interactive effects of management, wildfire and climate warming on the early development of conifer and broadleaved forest stands, and how these interactions impact the biotic and abiotic environment in the vicinity of the tree seedling.

The ultimate aim of our research is to provide data on natural and assisted regeneration that will be useful in achieving global targets on climate and biodiversity as well as to provide greater insights into the sustainable use of forest resources in practical forestry.

Our research is performed in close collaboration with the Forest Vegetation Ecology group 

For more information contact

Marie-Charlotte Nilsson Hegethorn

Professor vid Institutionen för skogens ekologi och skötsel; Institutionen för skogens ekologi och skötsel, gemensamt

Telefon: +46907868440, +46705566604
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå

Besöksadress: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå

Published: 20 March 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

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