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Doctoral theses

Some of SLU's doctoral theses are presented as news. The doctoral thesis is an academic work where the doctoral student reports on their area of research and their research results.

The doctoral thesis is presented and defended at a licentiate final review or a public defence of doctoral thesis.

There are 40 pages tagged with Theses:

Doctoral thesis on sustainable plant production adapted to climate change

On Thursday, Alessio Costa will defend his doctoral thesis. He shows how crop rotation diversity, i.e. how farmers switch between different crops on their fields, can benefit food security and

Root rot in peas can be combated with resistant pea varieties

Peas often suffer from root rot caused by the water mold Aphanomyces euteiches. Can we combine the tasty but susceptible pea variety Linnea with an old German landrace to get partially resistant new

To save plants motivated her to do her PhD in forest regeneration

The choice of the planting position can determine if a tree seedling survives or not. Bodil Häggström always cared about the fate of seedlings which motivated her to investigate in her PhD the effect

Mark Wales disputation

Doctoral thesis: Adolescent outdoor life and well-being When? The 31 May 2024 at 9:00 Where? Crafoordsalen, Alnarp Department of People and Society

Tinder for dairy cattle: Great benefits of DNA analysis

In today's dairy cattle breeding, it is possible to analyze the DNA of individuals and predict genomic breeding values. However, the possibilities of DNA analysis do not stop at genomic breeding

Goal for the future: Fields buzzing with insects

A wide variety of beneficial insects live in and on the soil of arable fields. Together they form a network of helpers that promote crop growth. In her thesis at the Swedish University of

Thesis highlights the importance of a holistic approach in ungulate management

The behavior of fallow deer, red deer, roe deer, and moose in the landscape is influenced by their basic needs: food, shelter, and avoidance of fear. In cultivated landscapes, it is predominantly

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

Gut bacteria determine how whole grains are broken down

The effects of whole grain rye bread on gut microbiota were studied in a fermentation study in laboratory and in a dietary intervention study in which the study subjects consumed a high amount of

Improving storage conditions for Swedish apples

In a new doctoral thesis Joakim Sjöstrand has investigated how storage condition of Swedish apples can be improved. He found that the number of apples with soft scald can be decreased by reducing

Predicting loaf quality with analysis instead of test baking leads to great savings

Is test baking a necessary step in quality control in the bread industry, or could the results be predicted based on other analysis methods? In her new doctoral thesis, Louise Selga has obtained

Mire-making recipes in the wake of post-glacial rebound Betty Ehnvall

In the right conditions, over millennia, northern wetlands have become one of nature's most important carbon-storing environments. But what's in this slow recipe for making mires? Using a combination