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Threatened beetles benefit from forest thinning

27 May, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Wood-living beetles that use oak trees are a species-rich and threatened animal group in modern forestry and agriculture in southern Sweden. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows that management with conservation thinning can be an effective way to promote these beetles in the long term.

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Hotade skalbaggar gynnas av skogsgallring

7 May, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Vedlevande skalbaggar som utnyttjar ekar är en artrik och hotad djurgrupp i det moderna sydsvenska skogs- och jordbrukslandskapet. Ny forskning från Göteborgs universitet visar att skötsel med naturvårdsgallring kan vara ett effektivt sätt att långsiktigt gynna dessa skalbaggar.

När traditionellt skogsbruk övergick i modernt under 1900-talet, blev många av de syd- och mellansvenska skogarna tätare och mörkare än de tidigare varit. För många arter i solbelysta och öppna skogar, och som har eken som sitt livsutrymme, har det inneburit en ökad risk för utdöende.

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New research project on the impact of extreme weather on biodiversity and pollinating insects

13 March, 2019 - Linnéuniversitetet

Markus Franzén, doctor in ecology at the department of biology and environmental science at Linnaeus University, has been granted SEK 3 million by Formas for his research project Cascading effects of drought on farming/grazing and farmland biodiversity. The drought in Sweden during the summer of 2018 led to acute food shortage for livestock and became […]

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1.1 million Swedish Kronor to research project on environmental pollution in the Baltic Sea and coastal farmland

5 February, 2019 - Linnéuniversitetet

Marcelo Ketzer, professor of environmental science, and Mats Åström, professor of environmental geology, have been granted SEK 760,000 and SEK 375,000 respectively by SGU, Geological Survey of Sweden, for a new research project and a continuation project at Linnaeus University. “It feels great to receive this contribution that makes it possible for us to start […]

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Emissions from the shipping sector can be reduced with the help of virtual fuel meters

19 December, 2018 - Linnéuniversitetet

By utilising waste heat recovery and using modern technology like machine learning to create virtual fuel meters, the shipping sector can reduce both its emissions and its fuel consumption. This is shown in a new dissertation by Fredrik Ahlgren at Kalmar maritime academy at Linnaeus University. The ships of today collect large quantities of data […]

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Genetic ‘Toolkit’ Helps Periwinkles Gain Advantage on the Seashore

8 August, 2018 - Göteborgs universitet

Periwinkles, struggling to survive the seashore battleground, have developed a genetic ‘toolkit’ to help them adapt to different environments, a new study shows. This toolkit has enabled the snail to develop different characteristics according to whether it lives mainly on parts of the sea shore where crabs are a constant threat, or in rocky places […]

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Scientists Identify Most Pressing Research Issues Posed by Chemicals in the Environment

8 August, 2018 - Göteborgs universitet

An international study, involving scientists from the University of Gothenburg, has identified the 22 most important research questions that need to be answered to fill the most pressing knowledge gaps over the next decade. “The study provides an overview of the major issues at hand. This includes the chemicals we should be most concerned about, […]

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Future Nobel Prizewinners to visit Mälardalen University in Sweden?

31 October, 2017 - Mälardalens högskola

Since September Mälardalen University in Sweden (MDH) is visited by 44 of China’s most talented PhDs in Future Energy. They have been awarded scholarships by the China Scholarship Council (CSC), an organisation with links to the Chinese Ministry of Education, and will be staying at MDH for three months, visiting companies in the region and […]