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Krycklan Symposium

Krycklan symposium

Join us in celebrating Krycklan’s 20th year since the establishment

On a yearly basis, the researchers, students and technical staff involved in the Krycklan Catchment Study gather for an annual symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about new research, network and share ideas in common research areas.



It’s a time for reflection on activities, projects and on the people

who initiated research that shaped the current successes

and the host of exciting future projects.


This year's symposium will take place on the 20th - 21st of September, 2023 at SLU, Umeå. 

There are no registration fees or costs for attending the symposium, for having meals, or joining the excursion.


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Krycklan Symposium


Welcome to the 20th annual Krycklan Symposium

09.30 – 10.00 Coffee

10:00 -12:00 From Svartberget to Krycklan – the building of a research infrastructure

10.00 – 10.20 Hjalmar Laudon – Welcome to the land of opportunity
10:20 - 10:40 Ishi Buffam - Krycklan, the early years: Scaling up and broadening out
10:40-11:00 Harald Grip- Early Water-related Studies at Svartberget
11:00-11:20 Allan Rodhe- Experiences from early Oxygen-18 studies in Svartberget for understanding
streamflow generation
11:20-11:40 Peter Högberg- Experiments and other attempts to reveal tree-soil interactions -
integrating across scales
11:40:12:00 Kevin Bishop - Connecting landscapes to surface waters via the riparian zone: Or why it
takes a field station to get lucky in science

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch (sign-up for free lunch at

Current main research areas – 13 minutes presentation + 7 minutes discussion
13:00-13:20 Hydrology – Fredrik Lidman and Jose Gutierrez Lopez
13:20-13:40 Long term trends – Ryan Sponseller
13:40-14:00 Digital Landscapes – Anneli Ågren and William Lidberg
14:00-14:20 Below the surface - Eva Wendelin and Johannes Larson
14:20-14:40 Restoration – Järvi Järveoja and Eliza Hasselquist
14:40-15:00 Forest management – Charlotta Erefur and Johan Westin


15:30-15:50 Carbon Observatory (ICOS) – Matthias Peichl
15:50-16:10 ACTRIS – Nataliia Kozii
16:10-16:30 Radar Tower – Lars Ulander and Albert Monteith
16:30-16:50 SITES and Open Science – Blaize Denfeld and Holger Villwock
16:50-17:00 Wrap-up - How do we integrate all of these themes? – Hjalmar Laudon

Poster Session

17.00 – 18.00 Poster session –invite posters from researchers under the above themes (but also make
more general posters for long term use at different events for several themes)
18.00 – Buffet dinner at SLU – You are all welcome! Location: Level 4 at SLU, Umeå

Field Trip to Krycklan Catchment Study and Svartberget

Sept 21th, 8.30 (9:30 at Svartberget) Meet at SLU – Library
Please note: Lunch and fika will be provided.
Dress for the weather! Please bring your own water bottle.


Hjalmar Laudon, Head of department, Professor
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff, +46907868584, +46705606625