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The departments at the Faculty of Forest Sciences are mainly situated in Umeå and Uppsala, but there is also a department in Alnarp, in the south of Sweden. In Skinnskatteberg, in the centre of Sweden, lies the School for Forest Management.

Department of Ecology

How can we manage forests and land without threating biodiversity and ruining ecosystem services? These divergent goals require a broad understanding of ecological interactions in nature. Research, education and collaboration at the department of Ecology contribute to a wise use of natural resources in the future.

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Climate research
  • Agricultural science
  • Forest science
  • Department of Ecology

Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology

The department carries out high-quality research as well as under- and postgraduate education on an international level. We collaborate with both society and industry to develop a bio-based economy where forest biomaterials are an important resource.

Department of Forest Ecology and Management

Our mission is to advance the understanding of forest ecosystem processes and to progress the principles of forest ecosystem management

  • Biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Ecology
  • Renewable energy
  • Climate research
  • Soil science
  • Natural science
  • Forest management
  • Forest science
  • Environmental sciences

Department of Forest Economics

Natural resources in general and especially forests are central to the research, education and cooperation being conducted within the areas of natural resource economics, forest economics, forest industrial economics and forest policy at the Department. Focus is on a sustainable society and future.

  • Economics
  • Forest management
  • Department of Forest Economics
  • Research
  • Collaboration
  • Education

Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

The Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology is part of Umeå Plant Science Centre . Our main activities are academic research in experimental plant biology and our major goal is to understand all aspects of plants in relation to the environment in which they live. 

Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology

We undertake fundamental and applied research focused on interactions involving plants, pathogenic, symbiotic and saprotrophic fungi, bacteria and a rchaea and their role in forest and agricultural systems. 

  • Climate research
  • Agricultural science
  • Molekylära vetenskaper
  • Forest science
  • Institutionen för skoglig mykologi och växtpatologi
  • Environmental sciences

Department of Forest Resource Management

The Department is focused on multilateral cooperation combining expertise from our many research groups. This gives unique possibilities for creating holistic solutions for the sustainable use of natural resources.

Department of Soil and Environment

Our research seeks knowledge about the interaction between man, soil, plant and the surrounding environment in forest and agricultural landscapes as well as urban environments. We collect, analyze and report data on the state of the environment. 

Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

We are part of SLU's Faculty of Forest Sciences. Our base is in Umeå, but we have operations throughout Sweden and abroad. Our collective responsibility is research, education, environmental monitoring and assessment as well as cooperation in the field of zoology. At advanced level, we provide the international Master's Programme Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife .

School for Forest Management

The campus of the School for Forest Management is situated in Skinnskatteberg in the south-central of Sweden, 180 km NW of Stockholm. Here, forestry education has been provided since 1944, with the objective to meet society’s increased needs for operational manager training in Sweden. The  BSc programme in Forest Management is given only in the Swedish language.

Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

The department is part of the Forestry Faculty of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and is located in Alnarp, in southwestern Sweden. The university grounds include the Alnarpsparken which is a green oasis between Malmö and Lund.The Department provides teaching and research in forest science with a focus on management, planning, conservation, health and forest policy. The Department has an international character both in research and teaching.

Unit for Field-based Forest Research

The unit for field-based forest research was established in 2004 and belongs to the Faculty of Forest Sciences. The unit is tasked with managing the faculty's experimental forests, research stations and long-term field trials, as well as providing assistance in the entire chain from establishment to measurement and data delivery.

  • Unit for Field-based Forest Research