About the Department of Soil and Environment

Last changed: 04 October 2019

The Department of Soil and Environment is part of the Soil-Water-Environment cluster at SLU and belongs to both the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences and the Faculty of Forest Sciences. It is located in Uppsala, Sweden.

Our research seeks knowledge about the interaction between man, soil, plant and the surrounding environment in forest and agricultural landscapes as well as urban environments.

We teach at several of SLU’s undergraduate programs and run two masters programs. Our post-graduate training involves around thirty PhD candidates. On behalf of Swedish authorities, we collect, analyze and report data on the state of the environment.

Do you want answers to specific questions? Take a look at our collaboration page.


Head of department

Håkan Marstorp
hakan.marstorp@slu.se, 018-672556

Deputy head of department

Anke Herrmann
Anke.Herrmann@slu.se, 018-671561

Assistant heads of department

Anke Herrmann
Anke.Herrmann@slu.se, 018-671561
Areas: Soil biology, Soil and environmental physics & Soil mechanics and management

Anna Mårtensson
Anna.Martensson@slu.se, 018-671222
Areas: Agricultural Water Management

Erik Karltun
erik.karltun@slu.se, 018-671277
Areas: Soil chemistryBiogeochemistry of Forest Soils

Bo Stenberg
bo.stenberg@slu.se, 0511-677276
Areas: Precision agriculturePlant Nutrition and Soil Fertility

Economy and administration

Head of administration
Åsa Brorsson, asa.brorsson@slu.se, 018-671254
Lisa Groiss, lisa.groiss@slu.se, 018-671479
Linda Rydén Engström Linda.Ryden.Engstrom@slu.se, 0511-67211
David Törling, david.torling@slu.se, 018-672276
Martina Camitz Trowald, 018-67 27 52
Ing-Marie Bringholm, ing-marie.bringholm@slu.se, 018-672460 & 
Student service
Josefine Agrell, mark-kurssekretariat@slu.se, 018-671594

Teaching & laboratories

Directors of Undergraduate Studies:
Magnus Simonsson, magnus.simonsson@slu.se, 018-671272 &
Karin Hamnér, karin.hamner@slu.se, 018-671236

Director of Postgraduate Studies: Elisabet Lewan, lisbet.lewan@slu.se, 018-672629

Contact for the laboratories: Erik Karltun, erik.karltun@slu.se, 018-671277

Other contacts

Web editor
Cajsa Lithell, cajsa.lithell@slu.se
Environmental Coordinator
Cecilia Bandh, cecilia.bandh@slu.se, 018-673403

The department is environmentally certified to ISO 14001.









Find us

Visiting address in Uppsala: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala

Buses to SLU Ultuna

From the Central station in Uppsala, you can take bus 4, 100. 101 or 188 to Campus Ultuna. The bus company no longer accepts cash on buses in Uppsala, they do however take credit cards. You can find more information regarding timetables and tickets at the Upplands Lokaltrafik web site.

Mailing address

Department of Soil and Environment
Box 7014
750 07  Uppsala

Billing address

SLU Fakturamottagning
Box 7090
750 07  Uppsala

Delivery address

Department of Soil and Environment
Gerda Nilssons väg 5
756 51  Uppsala
Telephone: +46(0)918-67 10 00


Department of Soil and Environment
Box 234
SE-532 23  Skara
Telephone: +46(0)511-67 000
Visiting address: Gråbrödragatan 19, 532 31  Skara


Lanna försöksstation 
SE-531 93 Lidköping
Telephone: 0510-530005


Department of Soil and Environment
SE-901 83  Umeå
Telephone: 090-786 81 00 (vx)
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd, 901 83 Umeå





The Department was formed in 2008 through an amalgamation of the Department of Soil Science and the Department of Forest Soils. We moved into our premises in the new state-of-the-art Soil-Water-Environment building at Ultuna, Uppsala in 2011.


hakan.marstorp@slu.se, 018-672556

Page editor: cajsa.lithell@slu.se