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Here we present news items about SLU's research.

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World wildlife day

On 3 March every year, the World Wildlife Day is marked to celebrate wild animals and plants. This year, we at SLU Global spotlight a collaborative research and capacity building programme between

Jesper Larsson receives a consolidation grant from the European Research Council

Jesper Larsson, researcher in agricultural history at the Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU), has been awarded one of the most prestigious research grants in Europe, a consolidation grant from

War drives forest fire risk in Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has had a major negative impact on forests in war-affected regions. And for the coming decades the risk of forest fires are elevated. Due to the Russian full-scale

Restoration aimed at the White-backed woodpecker does not reach the target

Restoration of deciduous forests have the last two decades in Sweden, been focused on benefitting the critically endangered White-backed woodpecker and other associated species. A recent study shows

Vinod Kumar investigates how tissue integrity is maintained in the leaf surface

Last week, the European Commission awarded 1249 researchers with Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions postdoctoral fellowships. One of the awardees is Vinod Kumar from Stéphanie Robert’s group at Umeå

Super stable POM nanostructures

High purity hydrogen gas has a great potential in future green energy solutions. Its major source is the electrochemical cleavage of water – a technology that is in itself energy demanding and

Unique landscape experiment for sustainable food production and biodiversity

The Kamprad family's foundation finances a new project at the Swedish University of Agriculture's research facility,Lövsta outside Uppsala. The project focuses on the reintegration of crop production

An interdisciplinary approach to multifunctional landscapes

Our landscapes serve numerous vital purposes, including providing food and clean water, supporting biodiversity, producing timber, and offering spaces for recreation. As the demand for these

Navigating the Future of Meat

In January, SLU Future Food, in collaboration with the Student Union and TABLE, hosted an inclusive workshop to discuss and engage in the often polarised issue of the future of meat. With a diverse

Swedish farmers’ reports to the EU used by researchers to study choices of crops

In her first scientific publication, PhD student Rafaelle Reumaux shows how the Land Parcel Identification System can be used to study crop sequences. She has studied the choices of crops in organic

Small RNAs – the future of plant protection?

Small RNAs are common in fungi, including fungi that can be used as biocontrol agents in agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. In a new review, SLU scientists highlights the diverse function of

Dark fungi in the roots can be important players in the forest ecosystem

Among the roots of trees, fungi and bacteria live in a complex web of different types of interactions. In the roots, we find fungi with dark-coloured hyphae that appear to play an important,