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Soil science

Soil science is the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the Earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils.

There are 206 pages tagged with Soil science:


The department offers a range of courses in the fields of forest vegetation ecology, soil science and silviculture on basic and advanced levels. The aim of our courses is to improve forest management

Knowledge unearthed: Variation in our forests controlled by moisture

The water guides the way for the forest's growth and its carbon sequestration potential. PhD-student Johannes Larson has mapped this in his dissertation using advanced soil moisture maps – and a

Climate meeting - COP

The UNFCCC organizes climate summits, mainly the annual Conference of Parties (COP), where all countries that have signed the climate convention meet and negotiate how the international climate work

Dissertation Johannes Larson

Soil moisture conditions control nutrient accumulation, carbon storage and tree growth in boreal forest landscapes charlotta.bergstrom@slu.se Johannes Larson defends his thesis "Soil moisture

Vacancies within the department

Current Vacancies Post-Doc Stipend to explore rewetting effects on the greenhouse gas balance of historically drained peatland forests in boreal Sweden

Diss Elsa Lagerquist

Leguminous service crops in cereal production at high latitudes Provision of ecosystem services and disservices from a novel intercropping system charlotta.eriksson@slu.se Elsa Lagerquist

You never know the consequences of one conversation

“Humans are amazing! If you put them in a room and allow them to be who they are, allow them to bring all of themselves, not just their intellectual part, we hear wonderful stories. You never know

New research on the forests unknown nitrogen fixers

SLU research project gets funding to fill knowledge gap about one of the boreal forest's most crucial nutrients. Forests rely on nitrogen for growth. However, in the cold, boreal forests, the

EU:s nya markdirektiv har potential men kräver ändringar

The European Commission's proposal for a directive to protect and restore soil, the Soil Monitoring Law, has the potential to contribute to more sustainable land use. In the long term, it would

Soil Moisture Maps

The SLU Soil Moisture Map is a high-resolution map that shows soil moisture on a scale from 0 to 100, where low values indicate dry soil and high values indicate wet soil. The colours on the map "

SLU researcher's thesis receives Finnish-Swedish scholarship

Ostrobothnian SLU researcher Betty Ehnvall awarded 50,000 SEK for her thesis on mire development in the wake of glacial rebound along the Bothnian bay coastline. The scholarship is awarded by the

Översvämningar och torka i jordbruket – Effekter, utmaningar och åtgärder

Floodings and droughts in agriculture - effects, challenges and measures markmiljo-webb@slu.se On the occasion of World Soil Day, we invite those of you who work with agriculture and soil and water