Soil Science Laboratory
Responsible Analytical Chemist: Åsa Bengtsson-Boily
Laboratory Assistent: Bengt Andersson
We perform chemical analyses principally for research projects within the Department of Forest Ecology and Management. When resources allow, we do analytical work for external clients.
Long-term field experiments
The long tradition of forest research in Sweden has provided us with a large number of long-term field experiments more or less intensively managed. One example of the more intensively managed experiments is Flakaliden Irrigation and Fertilization Experiment. Through the Unit for Field-based Forest Research we have access to all the experimental forests, field-based research stations and all long-term field trials that is managed by the Faculty of Forest Science (se map).
Wood and Wood Fibre Laboratory
The wood and wood fibre laboratory, mainly finaced by Kempestiftelserna, makes it possible to characterize the structure of mature virgin fibers, cells and tissues, analysing elements in wood simultaneously with wood density measurements, and structural engineering properties. It has a Kajaani Fibre Lab for analyzing fibre characteristics, a Woodtrax for microdensitometry and simultaneous analysis of elements through x-ray fluorescence, an Instron 3366 equipment for analysis of mechanical properties of wood, a Soxtec System for extraction of chemical components, instruments for characterization of tree growth, systems for image analyses and software for analyzing growth characteristics and wood properties.