Krycklan Symposium 2016

Senast ändrad: 29 augusti 2016

On a yearly basis, all of the people involved in the Krycklan Catchment Study gather for a symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to understand the activities taking place in the Krycklan and get an insight into the most recent research questions within the project and elsewhere.

This year, a workshop has been arranged in connection to the 13th Krycklan Symposium. During the workshop, we will address questions regarding natural processes and management of small streams, particularly relevant to ditch network maintenance and riparian buffer management.

Krycklan symposium, September 28th. Anyone is welcome!

Whole-day field excursion, September 29th. Anyone is welcome!

Workshop, September 30th. Primarily invited participants only.

Read the available schedule for the symposium here

Follow the link below to sign up for the symposium. Address any questions to 

Welcome to Umeå September 28-30!


Schedule 2016

13th Annual Krycklan Symposium, September 28

Aulan, SLU, Umeå

09.00-09.45 Coffee

Natural processes and management of small streams

09.45 - 10.00 Hjalmar Laudon – Welcome to land of opportunity

Ditch Network Maintenance (DNM): Consideration of ecosystem services and production

10.00 - 10.20 Eliza Hasselquist – Introduction to special session about ditching

10.20 - 11.40 Ulf Sikström – Need for and tree growth response of DNM

10.40 - 11.00 Therese Zetterberg – A Swedish perspective on DNM

11.00 – 11.20 Fika (fruit)

11.20 - 11.40 Samuli Launiainen – Hydrology and forestry impacts in a DNM context

11.40 - 12.00 Timo Hiltunen – Planning of DNM in Finland

12.00 - 12.20 Ari Lauren – The peatland simulator and its applications

12.20 – 13.30 Lunch (sign-up for free lunch at

Towards optimized riparian buffer zone management

13.30 - 13.50 Lenka Kuglerová – Introduction to special session of riparian buffer zones

13.50 – 14.10 William Lidberg/Anneli Ågren - Mapping water

14.10 – 14.30 Jason Leach – Is the hydrology really predictable?

14.30 – 14.50 David Kreutzweiser – Canadian perspective on riparian buffers

14.50 - 15.20 Fika (coffee)

15.20 - 15.40 John Richardson – Ecological impacts of different buffer management

15.40 – 16.00 Eva Ring – A Baltic Sea perspective

16.00 – 16.20 Johanna Lundström – A practical tool to define and design buffer zones

16.20 – 16.40 Irina Mancheva – A social and governance perspective on stream management

16.40 – 17.00 Lovisa Lind – Beyond forest land-use

17.00 – 18.30 Poster session

18.00 - Buffet dinner at SLU – You are all welcome! Location: Level 4 at SLU, Umeå

Sept 29, 9.00 Field trip to Krycklan with start at SLU.

Natural processes and management of small streams

28-30 September 2016, in Umeå and Krycklan, Sweden

The 2016 Krycklan symposium (September 28th) will focus on process understanding and management of small streams in actively used forested boreal landscapes. The primary focus of this year symposium will be to improve the best-management-practices of forest waters. The presentations will be centered on the role of hydrological connectivity, water quality, and riparian ecology in small boreal headwaters. During the first half of the day, the presentations will focus around forest ditching issues and the consequences for water quality and ecology. The second half of the day, the theme will shift towards riparian practices and buffer management, presenting and discussing the state of the art methods for buffer delineation and practices in other regions/countries. As usual we will have invited speakers only, but all are welcome to participate, eat and bring your favorite Krycklan poster.

A whole-day field excursion (September 29th) will be organized to the Krycklan Catchment, presenting various projects and field research instrumentations. During the field trip we will visit a number of heavily instrumented forest sites, streams, lakes and of course the ICOS tower. A focus of the day will be on research infrastructure centering on hydrological connectivity of land and water. You will be served lunch in the field, and dinner at the Hotel Forsen in Vindeln. All are welcome!

A workshop (September 30th) with an invited subgroup of the symposium speakers and guests will be held at SLU, Umeå, focusing on scientific questions concerning riparian zone management. Primarily invited participants only.

The organization committee: Hjalmar Laudon, Lenka Kuglerová, Eliza Hasselquist and Anneli Ågren.


Hjalmar Laudon, Professor i skogslandskapets biogeokemi 
Institution för skogens ekologi och skötsel, SLU, (arbete) 090 786 85 84, (hem) 0935 401 81, 070-560 66 25

Ida Taberman, Forskningstekniker och Biträdande föreståndare för SITES 
Institution för skogens ekologi och skötsel, SLU, 090 786 82 16, 070 587 61 65