Meadowland and pasture are sometimes referred to the tropical rainforests of the Nordic region, as they contain such a great abundance of species. Researchers see a decline in biodiversity on farms where livestock receive concentrates instead of free-range grazing. Regina Lindborg carries out research into ways in which farming that preserves biodiversity can be pursued.
The last remaining habitats for wildlife are becoming smaller and more fragmented as human land use is steadily increasing. This affects large mammals such as elephants and lions that require huge habitats to roam in. Anna Treydte’s research focuses on how humans and wildlife can coexist.
Two scientific articles bring a better understanding of the spatial variability of soil organic carbon in the Arctic permafrost region. One article published in Global Biogeochemical Cycles led by Umeå researcher Matthias Siewert, and with Gustaf Hugelius as co-author, is describing how permafrost and periglacial landforms cause a unique variability in Arctic soils. A second article in Science Advances provides a new map for the soil organic carbon stored in the circumpolar permafrost region.