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Here you can find more information about the current flow measurements from three main sites, details about the research infrastructure and other events. 


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.



In the catchment, there are 11 monitored sub-catchments, 200 groundwater wells, and a multitude of tree-sap measurements which provides long-term data for approximately 20 years.



Map of Krycklan

Collaborations and Network

KSC is a key for collaborations, the advantage is to apply Krycklan as a unique experimental platform for testing scientific and practical research questions in a natural environment.

Already initiated collaboration will launch modeling tools that will help predict the effects of human perturbations, such as those caused by forestry, climate change and long-range transport of air pollutants, along with forest biodiversity, forest economy optimization and water quality in forestry practice.

For more information contact 

Hjalmar Laudon, Head of department, Professor
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff

hjalmar.laudon@slu.se+46907868584, +46705606625
Published: 05 February 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

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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