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Seminar day: Is the Swedish forest a carbon sink or source?

posted Mar 21, 2017, 12:37 AM by Ulrik Ilstedt

Time: Wednesday 22 Mars, 10.00 - 14.30

Location: SLU Umeå   P.O Bäckströms sal

Understanding what determines the size of forestry C stocks and their components, and the

processes and controls on the exchanges of carbon dioxide (CO2) in forests, is critical in assisting

the forestry sector to contribute to reducing anthropogenic climate change.

The objective of this seminar is to provide that understanding by summarising key information on

C stocks and fluxes in Sweden’s forests and how these are affected by changes as tree stands grow,

and by forest management decisions and forestry operations. The seminar also aims to highlight

evidence gaps and limitations in the available information and consequent future research needs

and directions.


The program in short;

10.00 Short introduction and opening of the seminar – professor Tomas Lundmark

10.10 Carbon balance and its compartmental fluxes - professor John Marshall

10.40 Carbon balance at the stand scale and the role of silviculture – professor Anders Lindroth

11.10 Flakaliden- carbon sink to carbon source– researcher David Hadden

11.35 Carbon balance at the landscape scale – researcher Matthias Peichl

1200-1300 Lunch

1300 Carbon balance at the regional and national scale – researchers Hans Petersson/

Mattias Lundblad

1330-1420 Discussion

1420 Closing remarks - professor Tomas Lundmark


Tid: 22 Mars kl 10.00 - 14.30

Plats: SLU Umeå  OBS! Ny lokal: P.O Bäckströms sal

Arrangör: Future Forests

Kontakt och mer information:

Professor Tomas Lundmark,, 070-6317412

Kommunikatör Annika Mossing,, 0727-103944