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Environmental monitoring and assessment (EMA)

Are landscapes and waters used sustainably? Using our knowledge about ecosystems and how we use them, SLU's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (EMA) delivers science-based decision support needed to help us reach our environmental objectives, nationally as well as internationally.

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Season's greetings 1

It’s about something as green and classic as a Christmas tree, what can it be?

Number 1

Is the grass always greener on the other side?
Perhaps not, since the beauty is the beholders eye.
But there are alternatives to the traditional lawn for those who seek, here you can have a little peek.

Season's greetings 2

There are toxins in our water and out food, 
but who knows when it is more than we can drink or chew?

Number 2

Santa know who’s been naughty or nice, 
but who keep track of toxins too small for the eye?
At SLU we have a new professor to ask, 
let’s hear what he said about the task.

Season's greetings 3

Lots of animals are a part of christmas lore, 
but we have another perspective in store

Number 3

Nature is not like a movie from Disney you know,
but that’s no reason it should be extra dangerous to be a cow.
Predators and livestock are hard to blend,
but researcher has shown that there can be a peaceful end.

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Season's greetings from SLU!

For knowledge curiosity is great,
but you still have to wait.
Science requires a patience streak,
so welcome back by the end of the week.

Happy Hollidays!

Be patient. A new holliday card will be posted here every Sunday until Christmas. The final card will be posted  December 23rd.

Kevin Bishop, vicerektor med ansvar för miljöanalys. Foto: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU

Keeping tabs on ecosystems

Our objective is to support a growing bioeconomy and long-term sustainable development with expertise and up-to-date data on the environmental impacts of resource use.

It's about providing answers to pressing questions on sustainable futures, by applying SLU's knowledge about biodiversity, forests, agricultural landscapes, aquatic ecosystems and built areas.

An essential part of that work is designing and operating systems to capture high quality environmental data that can improve environmental management, advance our understanding of ecosystem function, and identify emerging problem areas.

We work in programmes relating to the Swedish Environmental quality objectives and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Do you want to get involved with us? Get in touch.

Kevin Bishop, SLU´s Pro Vice-Chancellor for environmental monitoring and assessment.

Illustration: Fredrik Saarkoppel

International collaborations

SLU is a partner of the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD).

SLU chairs the freshwater and terrestrial groups in the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program within CAFF.

SLU chairs the Pressure working group within HELCOM and the Input working group within OSPAR.

SLU is deeply involved within many of the working groups within The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), including The Advisory Committee (ACOM).

SLU coordinates the Swedish LTER network (Long Term Ecological Research).

SLU hosts the Global Challenges Alliance University initiative.

Read about the current scientific themes of SLU Global.

Published: 16 December 2018 - Page editor: