SITES - Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science

Last changed: 14 December 2021
Different animals, plants and ecosystems. The text "SITES". Illustration.

Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science, SITES, is a nationally co-ordinated infrastructure for terrestrial and limnological field research. SITES extends throughout Sweden with different ecosystems and climatic zones, from agriculture lands, forest, cultivated forest to mires, streams, lakes and alpines with the nine participating field research stations as physical nodes.

SITES - a resource for research

SITES offers all scientists to use participating field research stations.
Either you can be on site yourself or outsource an assignment to the technical staff at the station. You also have the opportunity to use existing data collected at the stations. There are, in a number of areas of research, extensive and long series of data.

A map of Sweden with ten marked places. Colors on the map shows different climate zones. Illustration.
SITES has nine main stations and one associated station*. Five of the stations are part of SLU; Lönnstorp, Asa, Grimsö, Röbäcksdalen and Svartberget. Climate zones according to Kottek et al 2006 Meteorol. Z.15:3.


The SLU is main coordinator for SITES and host the SITES office. SLU and the other participating universities, University of Gothenburg (Skogaryd), Stockholm University (Tarfala), Uppsala University (Erken) and Swedish Polar Research Secretariat (Abisko) are responsible for developing the SITES together with Swedish Research council, VR. SLU has five participating stations in SITES; Svartbergets research park, Röbäcksdalens field research station and research barn, Grimsö research station, Asa research park och Lönnstorps field research station.

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