Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils

Last changed: 20 June 2024
forest land in different soil layers seen in cross section.

We study the interactions between chemical, biological, geological and physical processes governing element cycling (e.g. carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus) in forest soils.

Our research goals are to advance knowledge of:

  1. Biogeochemistry of forest soils in different environments.
  2. Human impacts, such as land-use, management, climate change and nitrogen deposition on biogeochemical processes.

We are conducting research in the following areas:

Furthermore, the unit Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils is engaged in under- and postgraduate education and environmental monitoring. The unit is responsible for the Swedish Forest Soil Inventory and The national assessments of greenhouse gas emissions from land-use.

The research group

The Research Group in Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils.