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Mattias Lundblad

Mattias Lundblad


Researcher, Senior environmental assessment specialist
Assistant and deputy head of Department of Soil and environment


My research is related to the estimation of carbon budgets and greenhouse gas balances for different land use categories at different scales. I also perform research on the future use of forest resources and the role of forestry in future climate policy frameworks.

Environmental analysis

I coordinate the estimation of emissions and removals from the LULUCF-sector for the annual reporting to UNFCCC and EU on behalf of the Swedish EPA. The LULUCF-reporting for Sweden is mainly based on the National forest inventory and the Swedish inventory of forest soils.


Since 2010 I have regularly cooperated with and taken on assignments for the Swedish EPA, the government office and other national and international agencies of the environment related to the annual reporting of greenhouse gas emissions/removals to the Climate convention and the European union for the land use sector.

Selected assignments
Responsible to develop the Forest reference level for Sweden to be submitted to the EU in December 2018.

Member of the ICOS Sweden Steering Committee 2018-2020.

Participated as lead author in the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2019 Refinement)

Participated as contributing author to the 2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol (KP Supplement)

Regularly (since 2011) invited by the UNFCCC secretariat to participate in reviews of annual GHG-inventories and technical assessments (TA) of REDD+ reference levels organized by the UNFCCC secretariat.

Responsible for the annual GHG reporting of the LULUCF sector to the UNFCCC (including the Kyoto protocol) and to the European Commission and reporting of projections for LULUCF to the UNFCCC (National communications) and to the European Commission (since 2008).

Participation in the Swedish negotiating team at negotiation meetings under the Climate Convention (SBSTA and COP / CMP) with respect to reporting issues and accounting issues for LULUCF 2007-2016.

Selected publications

Scientific papers
Petersson H., Ellison D., Mensah A.A., Berndes G., Egnell G., Lundblad M., Lundmark T., Lundström A., Stendahl J., Wikberg P-E. 2022. On the role of forests and the forest sector for climate change mitigation in Sweden. GCB-Bioenergy 14:793–813.

Hounkpatin O., Stendahl J., Lundblad M., Karltun E. 2021. Predicting the spatial distribution of soil organic carbon stock in Swedish forests using a group of covariates and site-specific data. Soil Volume: 7, Issue: 2., 377-398

Petersson H., Breidenbach J., Ellison D., Holm S., Muszta A., Lundblad M., Stahl G. 2017. Assessing Uncertainty: Sample Size Trade-Offs in the Development and Application of Carbon Stock Models. Forest Science Volume: 63, Issue number: 4 

Gustavsson L., Haus S., Lundblad M., Lundström M., Ortiz C., Sathre R., Truong N., Wikberg P-E. 2017. Climate change effects of forestry and substitution of carbon-intensive materials and fossil fuels. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 67 (2017) 612–624

Poeplau C., Bolinder M., Eriksson J., Lundblad M., Kätterer T. 2015. Positive trends in organic carbon storage in Swedish agricultural soils due to unexpected socio-economic drivers. Biogeosciences, 12 (11), 3241-3251. 

Ortiz C., Lundblad M., Lundström A., Stendahl J. 2014. The effect of increased extraction of forest harvest residues on soil organic carbon accumulation in Sweden. Biomass and Bioenergy. Volume 70, 230-238

Ellison D., Lundblad M., Petersson H. 2014. Reforming the EU approach to LULUCF and the climate policy framework. Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 40, 1–15

Other publications
Karlsson P., Lundblad M., Josefsson Ortiz C., Wikberg P-E. Gustafsson T. 2023. Kartläggning av inhemska biogena koldioxidutsläpp i Sverige. SMED Rapport Nr 3 2023.

Lundblad M., Petersson H., Karltun E. 2023. Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry and KP-LULUCF. In: National Inventory Report 2023 Sweden - submitted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.

Lundblad M., Karltun E., Stendahl J., Lindahl E., Petersson E., Wikberg P-E., Bolinder M. 2022. Sveriges klimatrapportering – markanvändning och skogsbruk. Fakta skog nummer 7, 2022. Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Fakulteten för skogsvetenskap.

Grundberg K-E., Jalkanen K., Petersson H., Wikberg P-E., Lundblad, M. 2022. Fördelning av kolpoolsförändringar på olika skogstyper. SMED Rapport Nr 1 2022. 

Lundblad M., Stendahl J., Henn D., Lindahl A. PM - Om att skapa underlag för att skatta förlust av kolförråd och växthusavgång i samband med exploatering av mark. SLU 2022.

Lindahl A., Lundblad M. 2021. Kolförråd och kolsänka i skog och mark inom Stockholms stad. Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för mark och miljö. 2021

Peter Högberg P. Arnesson Ceder L., Astrup R., Binkley D., Bright R., Dalsgaard L., Egnell G., Filipchuk A., Genet H., Ilintsev A., Kurz W., Laganière J., Lemprière T., Lundblad M., Lundmark T., Mäkipää R. Malysheva N., Mohr C., Nordin A., Hans Petersson H., Repo A., Schepaschenko D. Shvidenko A., Soegaard G., Kraxner F. 2021. Sustainable boreal forest management – challenges and opportunities for climate change mitigation. Report from an Insight Process conducted by a team appointed by the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA). Skogsstyrelsen rapport 2021/11



Researcher at the Department of Soil and Environment; Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils
Telephone: +4618672226, +46709281287
Postal address:
Box 7014
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala