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The Department carries out research, teaching and dissemination of scientific findings with direct application to the sustainable management of forests. We are a multidisciplinary institution, with global relevance but specialized expertise on issues related to the dynamic forest landscapes of southern Sweden. We closely collaborate with multiple stakeholders and conduct applied research in forest management, forest ecology, pathology, policy and planning. We teach bachelor, Masters and PhD level courses addressing all of these subject areas. 

Southern Swedish Mixed Forest Group

A large interdisciplinary team at our department researches issues the management, biodiversity, and ecosystem services provisioned by mixed-species production forests.

We are currently investigating the importance of the spatial grain of mixtures (patch versus intimate scale) on biodiversity and ecosystem service outcomes and the implications of increasing the broadleaf component of production forests from Norway spruce-birch mixtures, to birch dominated stands, on forest bird communities.

Website of Southern Swedish Mixed Forest Group

ALTERFOR is an EU financed project, which goal is to provide new and improved approaches that are robust enough to address the pressures of increased bioenergy use and uncertainties such as climate change, the complex dynamics of evolving global markets, and the increased focus on forests’ social values.

Website of ALTERFOR

Published: 01 July 2022 - Page editor: klas.pernebratt@slu.se