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Environmental sciences related to agriculture and land use

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical, biological and information sciences to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. The subject include research on biodiversity, risks and ethics.

There are 148 pages tagged with Environmental sciences:

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

Forest vegetation ecology

Forest vegetation ecology includes plant with biotic, abiotic and extrinsic disturbance factors, that control diversity, productivity, or ecosystem functioning. The overarching goal of the forest

Nordic-Baltic workshop

Boreal peatlands provide an important carbon sink and play a key role in the global carbon cycle and climate system. During the past century, >10 million ha of natural peatlands have been drained in

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

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


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

Diss Marius Tuyishime

Phosphorus chemistry in managed forest soils-Effects of weathering and wood ash fertilization charlotta.eriksson@slu.se Marius Tuyishime defends his thesis "Phosphorus chemistry in managed forest

Peat Maps

Predicted thickness of the organic layer

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

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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


The project wants to improve knowledge related to adaptation and innovation in Sanitation Planning. In particular it explores technical and societal readiness of Alternative Nutrient-recovery Systems