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Ulf Grandin

Ulf Grandin
Research and teaching in environmental science and ecology. Active in major international networks for long term ecological research.


Responsible teacher for the master level course Environmental Assessment, 15 credits.

Gives annually course for PhD students in Multivariate methods for ecologists

Teaches on many other courses.

Director of studies.

Programme Director of Studies for the Bachelor programme Biology and Environmental Science, and for the Master programme EnvEuro.


Main research is on effects on forest vegetation from environmental pollutants and climate change, on both national and international scales.

Participant in the following EU projects:

Project leader for the web site


Environmental analysis

Works a lot on environmental assessment and monitoring on national and European scales.

Coordinator for LTER Sweden.

Co-chair of the international monitrong programme ICP Integrated Monitoring

Runs the vegetation sub programme in the Swedish

ICP Integrated Monitoring




PhD in plant ecology from Uppsala University. Researcher at SLU since 1998, working with environmental assessment and teaching


No PhD student at the moment. Previous supervision of 6 PhD students and 7 Master students, and been host for two Post Docs.

Selected publications

A complete list can be found here.

Latest publications:

Weldon, J., Merder, J., Ferretti, M. and Grandin, U. (2022). Nitrogen deposition causes eutrophication in bryophyte communities in central and northern European forests. Annals of forest science 79: 24. doi:10.1186/s13595-022-01148-6.

Goedkoop, W., Choudhury, M.I., Lau, D.C.P. and Grandin, U. (2021). Inverting nutrient fluxes across the land-water interface–Exploring the potential of zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) farming. Journal of Environmental Management 281: 111889.

Forsius, M., Posch, M., Holmberg, M., Vuorenmaa, J., Kleemola, S., Augustaitis, A., et al. (2021). Assessing critical load exceedances and ecosystem impacts of anthropogenic nitrogen and sulphur deposition at unmanaged forested catchments in Europe. Science of The Total Environment 753: 141791. doi:

Plue, J., Van Calster, H., Auestad, I., Basto, S., Bekker, R.M., Bruun, H.H., et al. (2021). Buffering effects of soil seed banks on plant community composition in response to land use and climate. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30: 128-139.

Weldon, J. and Grandin, U. (2021). Weak recovery of epiphytic lichen communities in Sweden over 20 years of rapid air pollution decline. The Lichenologist 53: 203-213. doi:10.1017/S0024282921000037.

Burdon, F.J., Ramberg, E., Sargac, J., Forio, M.A.E., de Saeyer, N., Mutinova, P.T., et al. (2020). Assessing the Benefits of Forested Riparian Zones: A Qualitative Index of Riparian Integrity Is Positively Associated with Ecological Status in European Streams. Water 12: 1178.

Pilotto, F., Kühn, I., Adrian, R., Alber, R., Alignier, A., Andrews, C., et al. (2020). Meta-analysis of multidecadal biodiversity trends in Europe. Nature communications 11: 1-11.

Weldon, J. and Grandin, U. (2019). Major disturbances test resilience at a long‐term boreal forest monitoring site. Ecology and Evolution 9: 4275-4288.

Dirnböck, T., Pröll, G., Austnes, K., Beloica, J., Beudert, B., Canullo, R., et al. (2018). Currently legislated decreases in nitrogen deposition will yield only limited plant species recovery in European forests. Environmental Research Letters 13: 125010. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaf26b.


Researcher at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment; Division of Ecology and Biodiversity
Telephone: +4618673104
Postal address:
Institutionen för vatten och miljö, Box 7050
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala