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Kelley R. Bassett

Kelley Gundale


Doctoral Student, Utilizing the Swedish National Forest Inventory tree core archive as a tool to assess environmental change

Assistant Head of Department, Equal Opportunities


Co-course leader, Forest History: Human utilisation and vegetation dynamics


My project aims to use a unique tree core archive collected by the Swedish National Forest Inventory (NFI) over 6 decades to assess whether long-term changes in nitrogen and water availability to Swedish forests is occurring; and further, whether wood density and C content is changing, which is needed to better estimate changes in boreal C stocks. Understanding these relationships is increasingly in demand by a wide range of stakeholders, who are interested in how forest growth and health change through time, and what consequences this has for C uptake and retention. 


M.Sc. Forestry (2001). Michigan Technological University. Houghton, Michigan, USA

B.Sc. Biology (1995). Michigan Technological University. Houghton, Michigan, USA

Selected publications

Bassett, K.R., Östlund, L., Gundale, M.J., Fridman, J., Jämtgård, S. (2023). Forest inventory tree core archive reveals changes in boreal wood traits over seven decades. Science of the Total Environment. DOI: 

Treydte, K. et al. European Dendroecological Fieldweek (EDF) 2021 in Val Mustair, Switzerland: International education and research during the pandemic. (2023). Dendrochronologia 78: 121620.


Research Assistant at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
Telephone: +46907868444
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå