Unit for Field-based Forest Research

Last changed: 01 November 2017

Infrastructure for field-based research, monitoring, sampling and studies in the forest, soil and water.

The Unit for Field-based Forest Research is an infrastructure whith the major task to support researchers and others in working in the field, e.g. with trials, monitoring, sampling, education and excursions.

The Unit can supply the user with land for field trials, technical staff, field
laboratories, equipment for working in the field, instruments, land-use
history, background data (e.g. climate data) etc. The staff have long
experience of working with field trials and sampling, and can be supportive
expertise concerning experimental design, site specifications, methods for
establishing and measuring sample plots, and with monitoring and sampling

The Unit consists of four research stations, which manages nine Experimental
Forests and several other research sites, e.g. Krycklan (which have a separate
entry among the list of SLU infrastructures), Rosinedal, Flakaliden, Asa
tillväxtpark, Tagels gård and Ekenäs gård.

The Unita is also the host of about 1 600 long-term field trials, spread
all over the country. These experiments and their location are described in the
meta-database Silvaboreal (in Swedish) and many of them have their raw
measurement data in the Field trial database, which can produce standard forest
statistics on plot level simultaneously.

Climae data from the Experimental Forests can be achieved either in the booklet
with annual statistics that can be found on the web site, or in digital form on
request. Data can then be delivered with 10-minute or daily statistics from the
start year 1990 and forward. Some older Experimental Forests also have records
of a limited number of parameters futher back in time.

Because the Unit for Field-based Forest Research's main task is to support the
researchers and others, there is no limitations to what can be done, provided
no other current research or monitoring is negatively affected or destroyed.
Basic support is free of charge, but actual work or use of the infrastructure
can be charged for.


Tomas Lundmark

Ola Langvall

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