A great deal of SLU's research is connected to bioenergy and climate issues. SLU's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment programme Climate supports efforts to achieve the Swedish Reduced climate impact environmental objective. Priority is now given to Sweden's international climate reporting.
Despite having an English-sounding name, Jennie Barron, SLU’s new professor of agricultural water management, is from Skåne. Agricultural water management is a matter of survival for humankind, who
A square meter of arctic tundra soil can contain over a million soil animals and uncountable numbers of bacteria and fungal hyphae. These soil organisms are omnipresent, are tremendously diverse and
At SLU, we have a globally unique knowledge of anaerobic microorganisms, such as how to use them in various systems and create new products. According to Anna Schnürer, contact for the SLU Biogas
Ammonia for use in nitrogenous fertilisers is mainly made from natural gas. A system study performed by researchers at SLU and JTI in Uppsala has revealed the possibility of making ammonia from
SLU researchers have carried out an inter-disciplinary futures analysis for Swedish agriculture. As carbon dioxide levels rise, production of most agricultural and horticultural crops increases. A
In the mountains of Sweden are almost 22,000 artic-alpine lakes which reflect all the changes that are taking place in nature. Professor Willem Goedkoop coordinates the project to develop a
Perennial grasses are ideal for producing biogas. In stockless, organic lowland agriculture, leys of perennial grass and legumes can also help close the nutrient cycle, reduce the use of fossil
Sweden is a pioneer within the field of offshore wind farms and has been monitoring how such wind farms impact on marine wildlife since the very beginning. Fish often seek shelter close to the
Applying biochar* to arable land can improve the fertility of the soil. The charcoal is also stored in the ground for a long period of time, which can help to reduce the greenhouse effect.
Willow cultivations can absorb so much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere that it has a cooling effect on the climate. In farmland poor in organic matter, the amount of carbon stored in the topsoil
The role of the forests as a carbon sink, acting as a brake on global warming can be enhanced by use of fertiliser. When spruce forest receives an optimum dose of all nutrients, the rate of growth
In future field pepperweed, a biennial plant, may provide seed oil of a good technical quality. Undersown as an overwintering crop with barley, it helps to reduce nitrogen leaching in winter. At