The work spans over a broad range of tropical ecosystems, from natural forests, over planted forests to agroforestry. Typical research and education activities concern both deeper biogeophysical process understanding, as well as development of sustainable forest management. These activities also involve knowledge about both environmental effects and adaptations to climate change. Examples of research questions are; How can rainforest be used in a sustainable way? Can trees improve water supply in semi-arid areas?
The research and graduate supervision within this group is done in cooperation with partner institutions in the south. Our students are from both Sweden and from tropical countries. The latter case is often within Swedish development assistance trough participation in capacity building programs. External funding from outside SLU to our group is received mainly from Swedish Development Assistance Agency (Sida), IKEA, Formas research council and the EU.
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