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Krycklan Catchment Study (KCS)

A unique opportunity for integrating projects in water quality, hydrological, and ecological studies across boreal landscapes

Map of krycklan catchment

The Krycklan Catchment

Krycklan is a watershed located in the boreal region of northern Sweden in the county of Västerbotten. Krycklan is a tributary to the national River Vindelälven which starts in the mountain range, crosses Sweden and enters the Baltic Sea near Umeå.

Krycklan is a 6780 ha watershed catchment running through a mosaic of wetland and lakes that are interspersed throughout the forest landscape.

The catchment area is partly located within the Svartberget experimental forests (in Swedish) which was established in 1920th by the Swedish forestry service and is today a unit of the Swedish University of Agricultural Science.


Forest understory

For more information contact 

Hjalmar Laudon, 

Head of department,

Professor Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff

hjalmar.laudon@slu.se+46907868584, +46705606625
Published: 17 May 2023 - Page editor: tejshree.tiwari@slu.se

Department of Forest Ecology and Management 

Head of department Hjalmar Laudon, +46-90-786 8584
Deputy Head of department, premises & security Mats Öquist, +46-90-786 8525
Deputy Head of department, undergraduate studies Gustaf Egnell +46-90-786 8455
Deputy Head of department, post graduate studies Maja Sundqvist, +46-90-786 8273
Deputy Head of department, equal opportunities Kelley Gundale, +46-90-786 8444
Deputy Head of department, young researchers Lars Östlund, +46-90-786 8442 
Postal address: SLU, Skogens ekologi och skötsel, 901 83 Umeå, Sweden.
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå

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