Mitigating and adapting to climate change is one of the primary challenges facing humanity this century. Many research projects at our institution touch upon the subject.
The sustainable management of forest ecosystems is central to resolving this crisis. Furthermore, forests support 80% of terrestrial biodiversity, provide a diverse range of essential ecosystem services, while simultaneously possessing the carbon storage and sequestration capacity essential to achieving net-zero emissions and stabilizing the Earth’s climate.
The extent to which these multiple truths can coexist beneath the canopies of Sweden’s production forests is a key starting point for our department’s research and teaching efforts.
These efforts encompass a diverse array of scientific areas and societal concerns involving forests; from production, pathogens and policy, to forest restoration, browsing pressure, and conservation ecology.