Eutrophication and acidification
SLU researchers tries to solve the problems with eutrophication and acidification in lakes, water courses and sea waters.
SLU's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment programme Eutrophication aims to provide data on which to base action to combat eutrophication of our aquatic systems. It provides an up-to-date picture of the source and size of eutrophication sources and their development over time.
The programme Acidification provides a platform for efforts to achieve the Natural Acidification Only environmental objective. Liming measures to combat acidification are one of Sweden's major economic environmental undertakings.
Environmental analysis data as a basis for research on large-scale changes in woodland vegetation
Numbers are down for the forest’s blueberry bushes and up for herbs such as sorrel and several fern species. Using long data series from the permanent areas of the Swedish National Forest Inventory,
Old data series provide new answers about brown water
Many scientists have tried to find out why the water in lakes and streams is becoming browner. At Lund University, limnologist and newly appointed professor Emma Kritzberg found interesting clues in
Reed is now turned into animal feed with an extra environmental benefit – reed harvest can also reduce eutrophication in our waters, according to researchers at SLU. Several measures, as for example
Controlling phosphorus pollution
More than 50 percent of lake ecosystems in Europe have not recovered from excess nutrient pollution even after the nutrient loading from outside the lake has been minimised. This is due to the