Last changed: 19 March 2021

FoSW organizes lunch seminars, workshops, and other activities.

Thesis summary writing workshop

More information about the workshop.

FoSW Research School Online Seminar Series

Microplastic and global change effects in terrestrial ecosystems

22 March

A Zoom seminar with Professor Matthias Rillig from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

More information about the seminar.

Lunch seminars

The lunch seminars are replaced with an online seminar series due to the pandemic. See above.

CUAHSI Catchment Seminar Series

The CUAHSI Catchment Seminar Series are an exciting series on catchment research and management, every Wednesday from 10th of February to 31st of March. The seminar runs from 19:00 Swedish time (13:00 EST). Each week focuses on different type of catchments, e.g. week 11 forest and week 12 agricultural. Registration is required, please contact Magdalena Bieroza ( for more details.

PhD courses

FoSW PhD courses

Other activities

Soils of Sweden, 1-2 days

Planned for spring 2021. Learning about Swedish soils. Please contact coordinator Magdalena Bieroza for more information.

Previous activities 2008-2020


Career outside the university for PhDs (seminar)

Do you want to pursue a career outside of academia? Have you asked yourself what possibilities you, as a PhD, have in the labor market outside of the university? Do you want to improve your chances of finding your dream job?

  • A one day Zoom seminar.
  • Thursday 1 December 2020.
  • Registration no later than 27 November.
  • Programme for the seminar with info on how to register and zoom-link.
  • The workshop is jointly organized by Focus on Soils and Water, Organism Biology, Ecology – basics and applications, Focus on Food and Biomaterials, Social Science Perspective on Sustainable Development, Society and Landscape, and Sustainable Biomass Systems.

Lunch seminar: How well can we quantify evapotranspiration?

Thesis summary writing workshop

Welcome to a thesis summary writing workshop for PhD students! The
workshop is organised by the research schools Focus on Soils and
Water, Ecology and Organism Biology, and is open for all PhD students
at SLU.

For further questions, please contact one of the workshop organisers, Torun Hammar ( or Kajsa Henryson (

Lunch seminar: A general framework for predicting and understanding soil organic matter dynamics

  • with Carlos A. Sierra Theoretical Ecosystem Ecology Research Group Leader Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
  • Wednesday, February 12th from 11:30 - 13:00
  • Free lunch will be served for those that register
  • More info about registration for the lunch seminar

How to become a postdoc, 1 day

Interested in doing a post doc? Do you know when, where and how you can apply for funding? Do you need more information? Welcome to the seminar: How to become a post doc!

One-day seminar with invited speakers from major funding agencies (Formas& VR), union SULF, former postdocs and lectures on writing applications. Information, advice and discussion.

  • Thursday 12 March 2020 from 9.15 to 16.00.
  • Lecture hall L Undervisningshuset, Ultuna.

More information and program for the seminar How to become a postdoc (pdf).

Finish on Time Workshop: Academic productivity and stress management – the road to effectiveness.

Online workshop 2 half days, 2 and 9 October 9.00 – 12.00. This workshop is designed to provide you with new “coping”-strategies applicable to academic work. The content of the workshop is hands-on and applicable directly to your current (and future) working situation. More information about the workshop Finish on Time (docx).













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