THE KRYCKLAN CATCHMENT STUDY (KCS)
Here you can find more information about the current flow measurements from three main sites, details about the research infrastructure and other events.
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.
Here you can find information about data
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