Press releases


New project: Forest 4.0 worth 20 million € – key factor in protecting the climate and biodiversity

7 June, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

Open sharing of information about forests is of great importance in order to protect the climate and preserve biodiversity. Currently, Linnaeus University is running the Forest 4.0 initiative, an excellence centre for the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) in the forestry sector in Lithuania. The goal is to develop innovative […]

Precision in planning results in resilient forests according to new research 

30 May, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

A new dissertation on forest industrial production systems, from researcher Per Nordin at Linnaeus University, reveals that successful regeneration measures are crucial for sustainable forestry. To ensure successful plant establishment, it is important to make decisions based on factors at regional, stand, and microenvironment levels.  Regeneration measures in forestry aim to establish new forests on […]

Fertilisation unnecessary in oak forests planted on former agricultural land

16 February, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

Low availability of nutrients often limits productivity in northern forests. In a trial with nutrient optimisation, researchers at Linnaeus University have studied the effects of fertilisation and irrigation in 25-year-old stands of pedunculate and sessile oak that grow on former agricultural land in southwest Sweden. The results, that have been published in Forest Ecology and […]

A new research project will study if continuous cover forestry sequesters more carbon than clearcutting forestry

31 January, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

Can continuous cover forestry bring us closer to the climate goals? Achim Grelle, professor of forest management with specialization in benefits to climate from forests, at Linnaeus University, will study this over the upcoming four years. Formas has granted research funds for research on new forms of silviculture and SEK 6.2 million goes to the […]

Two million for research in the forestry industry – Canadian and Finnish professor received Swedish award

21 October, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

Both professor Stavros Avramidis, recipient of Carola and Carl-Olof Ternryd’s award 2022, and professor Heli Peltola, recipient from 2020, received their respective awards at a ceremony on Växjö campus on Thursday 20 October For her research on sustainable management of Nordic forest ecosystems in a changeable climate, Heli Peltola, professor of silvicultural sciences at the […]

Agriculture drives more than 90 percent of tropical deforestation

8 September, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Halting deforestation will require a step-change in approach, and to be effective measures must address underlying and indirect roles of agriculture, says study. A new study published today in leading journal, Science, finds that between 90 and 99 percent of all deforestation in the tropics is driven directly or indirectly by agriculture. Yet only half […]

Researchers have developed a potential super wheat for salty soils

20 May, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have developed several new varieties of wheat that tolerate soils with higher salt concentrations. After having mutated a wheat variety from Bangladesh, they now have a wheat with seeds that weigh three times more and that germinate almost twice as often as the original variety.

Swedish pulses have great potential to become novel foods

18 November, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Can you produce new, plant-based foods from Swedish-grown pulses? This has been studied by Ferawati Ferawati in her dissertation in chemistry from Linnaeus University, in which she has studied the properties and nutrient content of several different types of pulses, like yellow peas, faba beans and white beans. The results show that it is fully […]

Tree choices important for addressing climate change

2 June, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Tree species in Africa’s upland mountain rainforests can adapt both photosynthesis and leaf metabolism to warming. But the ability to do so varies from species to species, according to studies from a new doctoral dissertation. The vitality and composition of tomorrow’s tropical forests depend on how trees can adapt their internal physiological processes to an […]