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Welcome to the SLU Stable Isotope Laboratory (SSIL)

SLU Stable Isotope Laboratory, SSIL, is located at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå, northern Sweden, and provides analyses for stable isotopes of several light elements for researchers at both Swedish and international universities, as well as for the private sector.

While our main focus is on stable isotopes, we also offer several related services, such as sample preparation and concentration analyses of i.e. sugars, organic acids, greenhouse gases, DIC and DOC.


About us

The SLU Stable Isotope Laboratory (SSIL) is located at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management, at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå, Sweden. SSIL aims to become a core facility for developing and maintaining state-of-the-art stable isotope analyses of soils, plants, animal tissues, as well as gas and water samples.

SSIL currently houses 4 isotope-ratio mass spectrometers and 2 cavity ring-down spectrometers, as well as a wide range of supporting analytical and sample preparation equipment.

The laboratory has been analyzing stable isotopes for more than 15 years, but was formally established as an infrastructure in 2016 with funds from The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and from the Kempe Foundation. SSIL has a steering committee that currently consists of Dr. Åsa Boily, Professors Torgny Näsholm, Hjalmar Laudon, Thomas Moritz, Kristin Palmqvist, and David Wardle.

SSIL is associated to the following laboratories and research infrastructures:

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