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Current projects

Here you will find current research projects in restoration ecology.

 Tree trunks are scattered in the forest. Photo.

The species translocation experiment

In this unique project researchers at SLU will investigate if insects, wood fungi, bryophytes and lichens that live in or on dead wood can be moved to a new stand and survive in the new environment. This project will generate new important knowledge that can be used to develop strategies for compensation of biodiversity loss at different types of land exploitation.

Bird on a tree.

Effects of ecological restoration

How are insects, birds, vascular plants, bryophytes, wood fungi and the risk for bark beetle damage influenced by ecological restoration? The effect on biodiversity of two types of ecological restoration, gap-cutting and prescribed burning, is evaluated in this large-scale long-term experiment.

Forest on cliffs by water. Photo.

Ecological restoration of boreal low-productive pine forests

The projects aim is to assess the potential of ecological restoration of low-productive pine forests for the conservation of biodiversity associated with Scots pine.

Published: 20 September 2022 - Page editor: susanna.bergstrom@slu.se

Contacts at Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Evironmental Studies

Head of department: Anders Alanärä +46 (0)90-786 8215
Assistant head of department: Anne-Maarit Hekkala +46(0)90-786 8370, +46(0)72-242 97 13
Communications officer: Susanna Bergström +46(0)90-786 8299

Postal address: Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, SE-901 83, Sweden
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd, SE-907 36 Umeå, Sweden
Payment address: SLU Fakturamottagning Box 7090, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

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