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Johannes Larson

Johannes Larson
I study how soil moilsture conditions affects soil organic carbon, nutrient accumulation and tree growth


In my PhD-project I studied how soil moisture conditions affectthe accumulation of soil organic carbon, nutrient accumulation and tree growth.

By using a high density tree and soil survey in relation to high resolution hydrological maps, I try to understand the spatial variation of soil properties and forest growth.

A large part of my research has been  conducted within the Krycklan Catchment. 

Selected publications

PhD thesis:

Larson, J. (2023). Soil moisture conditions control nutrient accumulation, carbon storage and tree growth in boreal forest landscapes. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, (2023:97).

Peer reviewed articles:

P. Högberg, R.W. Lucas, M.N. Högberg, U. Skyllberg, G. Egnell, J. Larson, D. Binkley, What happens to trees and soils during five decades of experimental nitrogen loading?, Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 553, 2024, 121644, ISSN 0378-1127,

Larson, J., Wallerman, J., Peichl, M. et al. Soil moisture controls the partitioning of carbon stocks across a managed boreal forest landscape. Sci Rep 13, 14909 (2023).

Larson, J., Lidberg, W., Ågren, A. M., and Laudon, H.: Predicting soil moisture conditions across a heterogeneous boreal catchment using terrain indices, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 4837–4851,, 2022.

Ågren, A.M., Larson, J., Paul, S.S., Laudon, H. & Lidberg, W. (2021). Use of multiple LIDAR-derived digital terrain indices and machine learning for high-resolution national-scale soil moisture mapping of the Swedish forest landscape. Geoderma, 404, 115280.



My study site: The Krycklan Catchment


Postdoctor at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå