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Climate research

Climatology or climate research is the study of climate, scientifically defined as weather conditions averaged over a period of time. This modern field of study is regarded as a branch of the atmospheric sciences and a subfield of physical geography, which is one of the Earth sciences.

There are 97 pages tagged with Climate research:

Department of Forest Ecology and Management

Department of Forest Ecology and Management Here at the department, our mission is to advance the understanding of forest ecosystem processes and to progress the principles of forest ecosystem

Forest vegetation ecology

Forest vegetation ecology includes plant with biotic, abiotic and extrinsic disturbance factors, that control diversity, productivity, or ecosystem functioning. The overarching goal of the forest

Nordic-Baltic workshop

Boreal peatlands provide an important carbon sink and play a key role in the global carbon cycle and climate system. During the past century, >10 million ha of natural peatlands have been drained in

About Peat maps

The peat map is released as two different products, a classified map and a continuous map of the thickness of the organic layer. The peat maps are based on nearly 5,500 measurements of the thickness

Forest ecophysiology

This subject area includes nitrogen nutrition of plants in general and of forest plants in particular and its key role in boreal forest ecosystems. Our research deals with nitrogen nutrition of

Global: COP27 blogg

Read the new blog post written by Hanna Wolf, Division of Environmental Integration at SLU and advisor at Sida’s Helpdesk for Environment and Climate Change. She gives her own reflection on the new


Our research is organised under seven subject areas where we develop knowledge about forest ecosystems and the processes that drive them. This knowledge is then transferred to best forest management

Peat Maps

Predicted thickness of the organic layer

The quality of Peat maps

The quality of the map has been evaluated by comparing the maps with field measurements at 2,883 locations throughout the country. As a measure of how well a map corresponds to reality, you can use

More Reading

The documentation regarding soil moisture maps explains how the maps are calculated and how they can be interpreted. There is also a product description and a technical description of the maps. For

Here are the maps

The peat map is now available for the whole country except in some coastal areas where it cannot be retrieved and in some mountain areas that were not laser scanned when it was developed. This has

Department of Ecology

How can we manage forests and land without threating biodiversity and ruining ecosystem services? These divergent goals require a broad understanding of ecological interactions in nature.