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Workshop: Swedish Wetland Biogeochemistry

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Welcome to a workshop about research on wetlands. The aim is to find synergies and coordination opportunities for wetland research at SLU.

It will be a two-day, lunch-to-lunch workshop. We would like to invite you to join us and share your views about current and future Wetland research. 

The purpose is to conduct a workshop with the aim of finding synergies and coordination opportunities for wetland research at SLU, making this research visible within SLU, and creating an attractive contact platform with the surrounding community and experts from other knowledge organizations. Another aim is to encourage young researchers to build networks with senior researchers and share access to research resources.

Online participation: 


Code: 277113


Time: 2023-05-16 12:00 - 2023-05-17 12:00
City: Vindeln och online
Last signup date: 13 May 2023


Preliminary program

16th of May

11:00-12:00 Check-in

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:20 Welcome, Introduction, and Workshop scope (Stefan Bertilsson)

Session 1. Ecology of wetlands

The scope of this session is on the ecological functioning of wetlands, including biological and biogeochemical processes and features, and how these are influenced by climatic and hydrological drivers.

13:20-14:00 (1) Mire ecology and biogeochemistry – key properties and critical functions (Mats Nilsson)

14:00-14:20 (2) Peatland hydrology (Kevin Bishop)

14:20-14:40 (3) Landscape controls on mire patterns and properties (Betty Ehnvall)

14:40-15:00 (4) Carbon balance after wetland drainage and restoration (Marcus Tong)

15:00-15:40 Coffee break 

Session 2. Managing wetlands for desired ecosystem functions

The scope of this session is on strategies for managing and restoring wetlands for multifaceted ecosystem services, including sustaining biodiversity, carbon capture and climate mitigation, disease vector control, etc. Also, methods and approaches for assessing and evaluating the outcomes of interventions and restoration actions are covered. 

15:40-16:00 (5) (TBD)

16:00-16:20 (6) Biogeochemistry and Peat Properties of Restored Wetlands (Jacob Smeds)

16:20-16:40 (7) Mercury in runoff water after wetland restoration (Karin Eklöf)

16:40-19:00 Mingle and posters (for ongoing wetland projects or proposals in review)

19:00 dinner

17th of May

08:00-09:00 Breakfast and Check-out

Session 3. Emerging Topics and Opportunities in wetland research

What opportunities can we identify for collaborative wetland research? What research groups are active at SLU? What disciplines are covered? What field sites and infrastructure are available? What can we do together, and what external partners can we benefit from? Future funding opportunities and coordination.

09:00-09:15 (8) Multifunctional wetland scapes- the need to link the synergies and trade-offs (Pia Geranmayeh)

09:15-09:30 (9) Microbes as key components of wetlands (Tong Liu)

09:30-09:45 (10) Wetlands that are created to benefit biodiversity: what we know and will need to know (Ineta Kačergytė)

09:45-10:00 (11) New maps and new opportunities (Anneli Ågren)

10:00-10:15 (12) The soil microbiome structure drives N2O emissions from global wetlands (Mohammad Bahram)

10:15-10:30 (13) he Kulbäcksliden Research Infrastructure: a unique setting for peatland studies (Koffi Dodji Noumonvi)

10:30-11:30 Coffee break and group discussions

11:30-12:30 Discussion in plenum and summary (moderated by Stefan Bertilsson)

12:30-13:30 Lunch 

13:30 Optional: excursion to Degerö Stormyr (and more discussions)

16:00 Closing of Workshop and travel back


Tong Liu, Postdoctor
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
tong.liu@slu.se, +46762325862