About the Department of Soil and Environment

Last changed: 08 November 2021
A moder building in evening light, photo.

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

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

Deputy head of department

Johan Stendahl
Johan.Stendahl@slu.se, 018-67 38 01

Assistant heads of department

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

Karin Blombäck
karin.blomback@slu.se, 018-671263
Areas: Soil Chemistry, Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils, Nutrient turnover in the soil (Skara), Lanna Research Station

Mattias Lundblad
mattias.lundblad@slu.se, 018-672226
Areas: Soil biologySoil and Environmental Physics, Soil Mechanics and Management, Nutrient turnover in the soil (Uppsala)

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

Sara Wassén, sara.wassen@slu.se, 018-672485, 0738-043981

Student service
Josefine Agrell, mark-kurssekretariat@slu.se, 018-671594

Teaching & laboratories

Directors of Undergraduate Studies:
Magnus Simonsson, magnus.simonsson@slu.se, 018-671272 &
Katharina Meurer, katharina.meurer@slu.se, 018 67 24 76

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

Laboratory Manager
Cecilia Bandh, cecilia.bandh@slu.se, 018-673403

Other contacts

Web editor
Cajsa Lithell, cajsa.lithell@slu.se

Environmental Coordinator
Cecilia Bandh, cecilia.bandh@slu.se, 018-673403

Certification mark ISO 14001. Illustration.

The Department of Soil and Environment is environmentally certified.









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





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.


Anke.Herrmann@slu.se, 018-671561