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Monika Strömgren

Monika Strömgren
My research focuses on cycling of carbon, nutrients and greenhouse gases in forest ecosystems and how these cycles are affected by disturbances such as a changing climate or forest management e.g. soil disturbance caused by stump removal or site preparation.


Current research can be divided into following areas:

  1. Consequences on greenhouse gas balance on stump removal and site preparation
  2. Boreal forest in a warmer climate
  3. Greenhouse gas emissions from peatlands


  • Associated professor in Ecosystem Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), 2015.
  • PhD in Ecology and Environmental sciences with focus on Forest Production Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), December 2001. Title: Soil-Surface CO2 flux and Growth in a Boreal Norway Spruce Stand - Effects of soil warming and nutrition. 
  • Master in Science of Forestry, SLU, 1996.

On-going projects  

  • When will young forest stands turn from a source to a sink?
  • Restoration of terminated peat cuttings by rewetting

Previous projects


  • Organising and lectures in “Soil science in Bergslagen” within the course, Forestry field studies in southern Sweden 2011-2014
  • Supervision of several thesis work for undergraduate students
  • Assistant supervisor for three phD students

Previous activities

Selected publications

Most recent peer-review publications

Mjöfors K, Strömgren M, Johansson M-B, Nohrstedt H-Ö, Gärdenäs A I (2017) Indications that site preparation increases forest ecosystem carbon stocks in the long term. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, in press.

Strömgren M, Mjöfors K, Olsson B A (2017) Soil-surface CO2 flux during the first 2 years after stump harvesting and site preparation in 14 Swedish forests. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 32(3):213-221.

Olsson B A, Hannrup B, Jönsson M, Larsolle A, Nordström M, Mörtberg U, Rudolphi J, Strömgren M (2017) A decision support model for individual tree stump harvesting options based on criteria for economic return and environmental protection. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 32(3):246-259

Lundin L, Nilsson T, Jordan S, Lode E, Strömgren M (2016) Impacts of rewetting on peat, hydrology and water chemical composition over 15 years in two finished peat extraction areas in Sweden. Wetlands Ecology and Management. DOI:10.1007/s11273-016-9524-9

Jordan S, Strömgren M, Fiedler J, Lundin L, Lode E, Nilsson T (2016) Ecosystem respiration, methane and nitrous oxide fluxes from ecotopes in a rewetted extracted peatland in Sweden. Mires and Peat 17(7):1-23

Kaarakka L, Hyvönen R, Strömgren M, Palviainen M, Persson T, Olsson B A, Launonen E, Vegerfors B, Helmisaari H-S (2016) Carbon and nitrogen pools and mineralization rates in boreal forest soil after stump harvesting. Forest Ecology and Management 377: 61-70.

Jurevics A, Peichl M, Olsson B A, Strömgren M, Egnell G (2016) Slash and stump harvest have no general impact on soil and tree biomass C pools after 32–39 years. Forest Ecology and Management, 371:33-41.

Strömgren M, Hedwall P-O, Olsson B A (2016) Effects of stump harvest and site preparation on N2O and CH4 emissions from boreal forest soils after clear-cutting. Forest Ecology and Management, 371:15-22.

Reports and teaching material

Strömgren M (Ed) (2009) The forest, greenhouse gases and climate change -Students, teachers and scientists in interaction. Download in Swedish or English

A complete publications list can be found here


Researcher at the Department of Soil and Environment; Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils
Telephone: +46702261137
Postal address:
Box 7014
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala