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Forest science

Skogsvetenskap är läran om skogen, skogens utnyttjande och skogsråvarans förädling. Skogsvetenskap är således en tillämpad vetenskap med inslag av bland annat botanik, ekologi, geovetenskap, teknik och ekonomi. Här ingår ämnena skogsinventering, skogsplanering, skogsskötsel, skogsproduktion, skogsföryngring, skogshushållning, skogsgenetik, skogsmykologi, skogspatologi, skogsteknologi och skogshistoria.

There are 208 pages tagged with Forest science:

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

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


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

Record year for grants for research on broadleaves and alternative silviculture

Climate change, environmental factors and multiple goals increase the demands on the Swedish forests. Several of the department's researchers now have received a record sum of research funding to

Peat Maps

Predicted thickness of the organic layer

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

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


Vahideh Rafiei and Malin Elfstrand have been awarded research grants from Formas' open call for research on fungi that cause diseases on cereals and spruce breeding. Formas’ research council finances

Webinar on growth and economy in mixed birch forests

stina.johannesson@slu.se Welcome to the first webinar in Trees For Me:s webinar series focused on knowledge about fast growing broadleaf trees for sustainable forestry, materials and energy in

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.