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Torbjörn Nilsson

Torbjörn Nilsson


Professional Interest

Basic and applied research concerning water, carbon and nutrient fluxes in forested mineral and peatland soils. Especially:

  • Effects on soil and water chemistry after application of wood ash and/or green liquor dregs to forested mineral and peatland soils 
  • Impact of different tree species on soil acidification, carbon and nutrient pools in the soil 
  • Carbon and nitrogen pools in forest soils; estimation from site properties and effects of different forest managements 
  • Soil acidification and forest decline 
  • Effects of forest liming on soil and water chemistry 
  • Distribution of nutrients and trace elements in tree biomass compartments and in annual tree rings 
  • Factors influencing the content of nutrients and trace elements in biofuels and biofuel ashes

Ongoing and recent projects

Participitating in:


Course organizer BI0987 Energy systems from a biogeoscience perspective, 10 HEC
Assistant supervisor of PhD-student Sabine Jordan
Supervisor of MSc-students Åsa Almberg (SLU, 1999), Anna Sager (assistant supervisor, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Göttingen, Germany, 2006), Gina Lucci  (assistant supervisor, SLU, 2007).

University degree

Ph.D, Department of Forest Soils, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), 2001.


Non employee at the Department of Soil and Environment; Biogeochemistry of Forest Soils
Telephone: +4618673459
Postal address:
Box 7014
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9