My topic is natural regeneration and management of birch in Sweden.
Where is the birch growing in Sweden? How should birch in mixtures be managed to meet the different goals of different forest owners? Which site factors are most important when naturally regenerating birch, and is soil scarifications really necessary?
In order to adapt the Swedish forestry to the new FSC certification requirements and to spread the risks of climate change, by going from two main species (Norway spruce & Scots pine) to three (Norway spruce, Scots pine & Birch), increased knowledge about the establishment and management of naturally regenerated birch is required. This is what I am focusing on in my PhD project.
2018- Master degree in forestry, Jägmästarprogrammet, SLU Umeå.