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Boreal forests turn into a carbon sink within 10 years of clearcutting

Tree growth determines the forest carbon balance at the landscape level in northern managed forests. Soil carbon release through decomposition is comparatively less important, and a clearcut starts

Mapping the genome of the unique heath hare of southern Sweden

The heath hare is a subspecies of the mountain hare found in southern Sweden. Its winter pelage is blue-grey instead of white. Researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the

Healthy food systems in focus at Uppsala Health Summit

This year’s Uppsala Health Summit takes on the challenges associated with food systems and how to make them healthier, more inclusive, equitable and sustainable. Uppsala Health Summit will discuss

Large Wallenberg grant to Stéphanie Robert for studies on how plant cells get their "identity"

Professor Stéphanie Robert of SLU will lead a research project awarded over SEK 32 million by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The aim is to explore how plant cells get their "identity", how

Medals for Distinguished Service to Blokhuis, Garcia-Gil and Bertram

SLU annually awards three Medals for Distinguished Service. This year the Great Medal is awarded to Professor Harry Blokhuis. The smaller Gold Medal is awarded to Associate Professor Rosario

New insights into rein tension and driveability associated with racetrack training of Standardbred trotters

How much power or tension is there in the reins when a trotting horse runs at full speed on the track, and should drivers trust their gut feeling? Elke Hartmann from SLU has investigated this in

Björnen lockas av renar på fjället

Den skandinaviska brunbjörnen tillbringar normalt lite tid i fjällen, men begär efter renkött kan få björnar att ta sig ut ur skogen och upp på fjället. Forskare från SLU och Norsk institut för

New films prove that wild stingrays voluntarily make noise

Sharks, rays, and skates – elasmobranchs – are generally thought to be unable to intentionally make noise, but new research suggests that this is a misconception. Researchers from Sweden, Spain and

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

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

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

Worrying discovery of nanoplastics in remote forest waters

Nanoplastics – tiny, invisible plastic particles that could hardly be measured previously – have now been detected in high concentrations in lakes, streams and ponds in Sweden, and also in

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