No. 4 Boreal ecosystems in a changing environment -- visits to field experimental sites

Excursion leaders: Prof. Peter Högberg and Prof. Mats Nilsson, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, Umeå

Preliminary Programme August 29



Umeå Folkets Hus, Departure (the bus leaves 09.00 so you have to be there at 08.45)
09.30 – 10.00

Rosinedal Pine forest – nitrogen fertilisation experiments (Prof. Peter Högberg)

  • Ecosystem scale 13C labelling experiment, Eddy-Covariance measurements over nitrogen fertilised forests

10.30 – 11.00


Coffee at Flakastugan, Kulbäcksliden
11.00 – 12.30

Kulbäcksliden & Degerö Stormyr (Prof. Mats Nilsson)

  • Effect of increased nitrogen deposition on boreal forest epiphytic lichens
  • Boreal mire carbon balances, long-term continuous Eddy-Covariance measurements over a mire
  • Field experiments on the effect of nitrogen, sulfur and green house treatments on boreal mire ecosystem processes  

12.30 – 13.00


Field Lunch at Flakastugan, Kulbäcksliden
13.30 – 15.00

Flakaliden (Prof. Peter Högberg & Mats Nilsson)


  • Norway spruce fertilisation experiments
  • Soil heating experiment
  • Girdling experiment – partitioning soil respiration into autotrophic and heterotrophic respiration.
  • Effect of increased atmospheric CO2 concentration on Norway Spruce

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Host: SLU, Department of Forest Ecology and Management

Contact and information: Dr Mats B Nilsson and Dr Göran Hallsby

last updated:  Monday, August 11, 2008