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Here we present news items about SLU's research.

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Fertilisation reshapes the tree-fungi relationship in boreal forests

How do nutritional changes affect the interaction between trees and soil microorganisms? This has long remained a black box but a new study has shed light onto this cryptic association. It shows that

How to prevent the next pandemic?

A new EU-project aims to prevent future pandemics by identifying best practices for biodiversity recovery and public health interventions that mitigate disease risk. Epidemics and pandemics – most of

Mitigation role of forested buffers for streams in agricultural landscapes

The role of forested buffers for improving ecological status in linked stream–riparian habitats in human-modified landscapes across Europe is investigated and described in a new thesis from the

The time is ripe for a Living Lab Campus

Campus Alnarp has a long tradition of using the outdoors for testbeds, trial areas and landscape laboratories. In the autumn of 2022 a new doctoral project in Alnarp will explore the possibilities of

New report on alternative treatment methods for horses, dogs and cats

Complementary and alternative veterinary medicine, so-called CAVM methods, are used to varying degrees as treatment methods for animals. The methods are represented along a "gray scale", from those

Kuule Derick

With a background from a BSc in Environmental Sciences and an MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Development Studies, Kuule Derick Ansyijar has a good understanding of resource management in the

Forest policy has had an effect, but many species remain threatened

Almost three decades ago, Sweden introduced a more biodiversity-oriented forest policy. A new study shows that important habitats have increased since that time. This applies to dead wood, large

Worms contribute to the redistribution of microplastics in agricultural soils

Microplastics released from human activity are found in many different natural environments, including agricultural soils. Although they might be harmful to crops and soil organisms, how they are

Seedling performance is modulated by soil properties and soil microorganisms

How do soil properties and microorganisms in the soil influence seedling growth? David Castro, PhD student in Vaughan Hurry’s group at UPSC and SLU showed in his PhD thesis that understanding this

Farm vehicles heavy as dinosaurs jeopardize food security

Farm vehicles are becoming so heavy that they jeopardize future food security in Europe, America and Australia. Larger and more flexible tires have limited the damage on the surface, but below the

Legumes can make agriculture more earthworm friendly

Earthworms are important for soil structure and nutrient cycle, but they suffer from conventional ploughing. However, refraining from ploughing is not always possible. Now SLU researchers have found

Genetic mapping of Arctic charr – an important step for Swedish aquaculture

The Swedish breeding program for Arctic charr has been run successfully for almost forty years. Historically, breeding has been based on classic selection methods where breeding fish are selected