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Lars Lundin

Lars Lundin
Professor and co-ordinator for the Swedish Integrated Monitoring Programme.


Research interests

The overall interest is directed on natural and anthropogenic impacts and effects on soil and water in the forest landscape. Both terrestrial and aquatic systems are included and the integrated monitoring on an ecosystem catchment approach furnishes the research possibilities for cause-effects relationships and the understanding of basic prerequisites. The long-term determinations and monitoring of natural conditions of complete number of included compartments at the same site gives the complete picture of existing properties and processes. Forest ecosystem functions and biodiversity in a wide context are included. The work, often related to environmental monitoring and assessment, is directed on:

  • Integrated monitoring of air pollution effects on ecosystems
  • Research and networking in the context of biodiversity
  • Hydrology and water balances and chemical budgets in the forested catchment context
  • Impacts of forestry on soil and waters
  • Restoration of wetlands

Ongoing projects

Activities are linked to longitudinal monitoring and assessment with the work under the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, especially in the International Cooperative Programme on Integrated monitoring of air pollution effects on ecosystems. Further research and scientific exchange was related to the FP7 project SoilTrEC "Soil transformations in European Catchments", EU Life EnvEurope "Environmental quality and pressures assessment across Europe” and has developed into the eLTER project improvning the use of LTER Europe infrastructures supporting transnational projects. The LTER network is an integrated and shared system for ecosystem monitoring with interest direction on Ecosystem functions and biodiversity in managed forest landscapes. Special interest and activities relate to wetlands and peatlands with special work on wetland restoration.

International activities

Selected publications

LUNDIN, L. 1999. Effects on hydrology and surface water chemistry of regeneration cuttings in peatland forests. International Peat Journal, 9, 118-126.

LUNDIN, L., AASTRUP, M., BRINGMARK, L., BRÅKENHIELM, S., HULTBERG, H., JOHANSSON, K., KINDBOM, K., KVARNÄS, H. AND LÖFGREN, S. 2001. Impacts from deposition on Swedish forest ecosystems identified by integrated monitoring. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 130, 1031-1036.

BULL, K.R., ACHERMANN, B., BASKIN, V., CHRAST, R., FENECH, G., FORSIUS, M., GREGOR, H.-D., GUARDANS, R., HAUSSMAN, T., HAYES, F., HETTELINGH, J.-P., JOHANNESSEN, T., KRZYZANOWSKI, M., KUCERA, V., KVAEVEN, B., LORENZ, M., LUNDIN, L., MILLS, G., POSCH, M., SKJELKVÅLE, B.-L. AND ULSTEIN, M.J. 2001. Coordinated effects monitoring and modelling for developing and supporting international air pollution control agreements. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 130, 119-130.

VASANDER, H., TUITTILA, E-S., LODE, E., LUNDIN, L., ILOMETS, M., SALLANTAUS, T., HEIKKILÄ, M-L. AND LAINE, J. 2003. Status and restoration of peatlands in northern Europe. Wetlands Ecology and Management 11: 51-63.

BRINGMARK, L. AND LUNDIN, L. 2006. Catchment budgets and critical loads of heavy metals at ICP Integrated monitoring sites. ECE/EB.AIR/WG.1/2006/9. Geneva. 9 pp.

LUNDIN L 2009. Hydrology, element budgets, acidification, nutrient N in a climate change perspective for the northern forest region. iForest 2: 23-25. [online 2009-01-21] URL:

STENDAHL, J., LUNDIN, L. and NILSSON, T. 2009. The stone and boulder content of Swedish forest soils. Catena 77, 285-291.

OLSSON, M., ERLANDSSON, M., LUNDIN, L., NILSSON, T., NILSSON, Å. and STENDAHL, J. 2009. Organic carbon stocks in Swedish Podzols soils in relation to hydrology and other site characteristics.  43(2). 209-222. 

PAILLET, Y., BERGÈS, L., HJÄLTÉN, J., ÓDOR, P., AVON, C., BERNHARDT-RÖMERMANN, M., BIJLSMA, R-J., DeBRUYN, L., FUHR, M., GRANDIN, U., KANKA, R., LUNDIN, L., LUQUE, S., MAGURA, T., MATESANZ, S., MÉSZÀROS, I., SEBASTIÀ, M-T., SCHIMDT, W., STANDOVAR, T., TÓTHMÉRÉSZ, B., UOTILA, A., VALLADARES, F., VELLAK, K. and VIRTANEN, R. 2010. Biodiversity differences between managed and unmanaged forests: Meta-analysis of species richness in Europe. Conservation Biology, Volume 24, No. 1, 101-112. 

NIJNIK M., NIJNIK A., LUNDIN L., STASZEWSKI T., POSTOLACHE C., 2010. Stakeholder attitudes to multifunctional forests in Europe. International journal Forest, Trees and Livelihoods, 19(4), 341-358.

AKSELSSON, C., BELYAZID, S., HELLSTEN, S., KLARQVIST, M., PIHL-KARLSSON, G., KARLSSON, P-E. and LUNDIN, L. 2010. Assessing the risk of N leaching from forest soils across a steep N deposition gradient in Sweden. Environmental Pollution 158, 3588-3595.

BANWART, S., BERNASCONI, S., BLOEM, J., BLUM, W., BRANDAO, M., BRANTLEY, S., CHABAUX, F., DUFFY, C., LUNDIN, L., KRAM, P., NIKOLAIDIS, N., NOVAK, M., PANAGOS, P., RAGHNARSDOTTIR, K.V., REYNOLDS, B., ROUSSEVA, S., DE RUITER, P., VAN GAANS, P., VAN RIEMSDIJK, W., WHITE, T. And ZHANG, B. 2011. Soil processes and functions in critical zone observatories: Hypothesis and experimental design. Special section:  Critical Zone Observatories. Vadose Zone Journal 10, 974-987.

BERNHARDT-RÖMERMANN, M., GRAYU, A., VANBERGEN, A.J., BERGÈS, L., BOHNER, A., BROOKER, R.W., DE BRUYN, L., DE CINTI, B., DIRNBÖCK, T., GRANDIN, U., HESTER, A.J., KANKA, R., KLOTZ, S., LOUCOUGARAY, G., LUNDIN, L., MATTEUCCI, G., MÉSZÁROS, I., OLÁH, V., PREDA, E., PRÉVOSTO, B., PYKÄLÄ, J., SCHMEDT, W., TAYLOR, M.E., VADINEANU, A., WALDMANN, T. and STADLER, J. 2011. Functional traits and local environment predict vegetation responses to disturbance: a pan-European multi-site experiment. Journal of Ecology. Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2011.01974x. 11pp.

CLATRKE, N., FISCHER, R., DE VRIES, W., LUNDIN, L., PAPALE, D., VESALA, T., MERILÄ, P., MATTEUCCI, G., MIRTL, M., SIMPSON, D. and PAOLETTI, E. 2011. Availability, accessibility, quality and comparability of monitoring data for European forests for use in air pollution and climate change science. iForest Vol. 4. pp. 162-166. doi: 10.3832/ifor0582-004URL:; ISSN: 1971-7458

FISCHER, R., AAS, W., DE VRIES, W., CLARKE, N., CUDLIN, P., LEAVER, D., LUNDIN, L., MATTEUCCI, G., MATYSSEK, R., MIKKELSEN, T.N., MIRTL, M., ÖZTÜRK, Y., PAPALE, N., POTOCIC, N., SIMPSON, D., TUOVINEN, J-P., VESALA, T., WIESER, G. and PAOLETTI, E. 2011. Towards a transnational system of supersites for forest monitoring and research in Europe – an overview on present state and future recommendations. iForest Vol. 4. pp. 167-171 doi: 10.3832/ifor0584-004 URL:; ISSN: 1971-7458

WULFF, S., LINDELÖW, Å., LUNDIN, L., HANSSON, P., AXELSSON, A-L., BARKLUND, P., WIJK, S., and STÅHL, G. 2011. Adapting forest health assessments to changing perspectives on threats – a case example from Sweden. Environ. Monit. Assess. 12pp.  (DOI) 10.1007/s10661-011-2130-7;

LÖFGREN, S., AASTRUP, M., BRINGMARK, L., HULTBERG, H., LEWIN-PIHLBLAD, L., LUNDIN, L., PIHL KARLSSON, G. and THUNHOLM, B. 2011. Recovery of soil water, groundwater and streamwater from acidification at the Swedish Integrated Monitoring catchments. Ambio (2011) 40, 836-856. Doi; 10.1007/s13280-011-0207-8, ISSN 0044-7447.

FUTTER, M., LÖFGREN, S., KÖHLER, S., LUNDIN, L., MOLDAN, F. and BRINGMARK, L. 2011. Simulating dissolved organic carbon dynamics at the Swedish Integrated Monitoring sites with the Integrated Model for carbon, INCA-C. Ambio (2011) 40, 906-919. Doi; 10.1007/s13280-011-0207-8, ISSN 0044-7447.

HOLMBERG, M., VUORENMAA, J., POSCH, M., FORSIUS, M., LUNDIN, L., KLEEMOLA, S., AUGUSTAITIS, A., BEUDERT, B., WIT, H.A.d., DIRNBÖCK, T., EVANS, C.D., FREY, J., GRANDIN, U., IINDRIKSONE, I., KRÁM, P., POMPEI, E., SCHULTE-BISPING, H., SRYBNY, A., VÁNA, M., 2012. Relationship between critical load exceedances and empirical impact indicators at Integrated Monitoring sites across Europe. Ecological Indicators 24 (2013), 256-265.

Banwart, S., Menon, M., Bernasconi, S.M., Bloem, J., Blum, W., de Souza, D.M., Davidsdotir, B., Duffy, C., Lair, G., Kram, P., Lundin, L., Nikolaidis, N., Novak, M., Panagos, P., Ragnarsdottir, K.V., Reynolds, B., Robinson, D., Rousseva, S., de Ruiter, P., van Gaans, P., Weng, L., White, T. and Zhang, B. 2012. Soil processes and functions across an international network of Critical Zone Observatories: introduction to experimental methods and initial results. Comptes Rendu Geosciences, 344, 758-772.

Lundin, L. 2012. Wetlands: Classification, Distribution, Function. In: Bengtsson, L., Herschy, R.W. and Fairbridge, R.W. Encyclopedia of lakes and reservoirs. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Springer verlag. ISBN: 978-1-4020-5616-1. pp. 914-916.

Danielewska A, Clarke N, Olejnik J, Hansen K, De_Vries W, Lundin L, Tuovinen JP, Fischer R, Urbaniak, M. and Paoletti E. 2013. A meta-database comparison from various European Research and Monitoring Networks dedicated to forest sites. iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry. ifor0751-006. doi:

Bringmark, L., Lundin, L., Augustaitis, A., Beudert, B., Dieffenbach-Fries, H., Dirnböck, T., Grabner, M-T., Hutchins, M., Kram, P., Lyulko, I., Ruoho-Airola, T. and Vana, M. 2013. Trace metal budgets for forested catchments in Europe – Pb, Cd, Hg, Cu and Zn. Water Air Soil Pollution 224:1502, 14 pp. doi 10.1007/s11270-013-1502-8.

Harmens, H., Fisher, R., Forsius, M., Hettelingh, J-P., Holen, S., LeGall, A-C., Lorenz, M., Lundin, L., Mills, G., Moldan, F., Posch, M., Seifert, I., Skjelkvåle, B.L., Slootweg, J. and Wright, R. 2013. Benefits of air pollution control for biodiversity and ecosystem services. Working Group on Effects. CLRTAP. Geneva. 48 pp. Groups/wge/welcome.html

Menon, M., Rousseva, S., Nikolaidis, N.P., van Gaans, P., Panagos, P., de Souza, D.M., Ragnarsdottir, K.V., Lair, G.J., Weng, L., Bloem, J., Kram, P., Novak, M., Davidsdottir, B., Gisladottir, G., Robinson, D.A., Reynolds, B., White, T., Lundin, L., Zhang, B., Duffy, C., Bernasconi, S.M., de Ruiter, P., & Blum, W.E.H. & Banwart, S.A. 2013. SoilTrEC: a global initiative on critical zone research and integration. Research and education highlights. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. Springer verlag. Berlin Heidelberg. Doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-2346-x

Dirnböck, T., Grandin, U., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Beudert, B., Canullo, R., Forsius, M., Grabner, M.-T., Holmberg, M., Kleemola, S., Lundin, L., Mirtl, M., Neumann, M., Pompei, E., Salemaa, M., Starlinger, F., Staszewski, T., Uziębło, A.K. 2014. Forest floor vegetation response to nitrogen deposition in Europe. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12440.

Lundin, L. and Nilsson, T. 2014. Initial effects of forest N, Ca, Mg and B large-scale fertilization on surface water chemistry and leaching from a catchment in central Sweden. Forest Ecology and Management  (2014), pp. 218-226 DOI information: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.08.017

Kozlov, S.A., Lundin, L. and Avetov, N.A. 2016. Revegetation dynamics after 15 years of rewetting in two extracted peatlands in Sweden. Mires and Peat Volume 18 (2016), Article 05, 1–17,, ISSN 1819-754X doi: 10.19189/MaP.2015.OMB.204

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