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Marie-Charlotte Nilsson Hegethorn

Marie-Charlotte Nilsson Hegethorn
I am a Forest Vegetation Ecologist holding a Faculty chair in Forest Regeneration.


My research is focused on understanding interactions of boreal forest understory ericaceous dwarf shrubs and feather mosses with each other, tree seedlings, and with soil processes, during forest development. The nature of research is both fundamental and applied with the aim of understanding plant-plant, plant-soil, and plant-microbe interactions, and the direct and indirect abiotic and biotic drivers of these relationships when environmental conditions change such as after wild-fire or climate warming.


Key words:

Allelopathy, Clear-cut, Charcoal, Climate change, Cyanobacteria, Disturbance; Dwarf-shrubs, Feather mosses, Fire; Mycorrhizae, Nitrogen fixation; Plant-plant and plant-soil interactions; Polyphenols, Regeneration; Succession; Tree seedling



Selected publications


Professor at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management; Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
Telephone: +46907868440, +46705566604
Postal address:
Skogens ekologi och skötsel
901 83 Umeå
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå