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Our researchers in “The battle of the forest”

Clear felling of forest area.
Clear-felling, a method which is now debated. Photo: Patrik Vestin, Departmetn of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science.

Forest management in the climate debate is splitting the forest community of researchers, forest owners, organisations and companies. Which way is the right way to go to make forestry work to help to counteract climate change? Several of our researchers appear in this, and professor emeritus Anders Lindroth explains his view on today´s forest management.

Swedish National television program Vetenskapens värld is broadcasting “Slaget om skogen” (translated The battle of the Forest), a documentary series about forest management and climate change.

In the episode “ Klimatbråket" (The climate quarrel) several researchers from us at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science at Lund University are interviewed. Anders Lindroth, professor emeritus at our department, is showing around at different sites, and explaining why he believes that the current forestry methods is not the right way for reaching the climate goals. Tobias Biermann, research engineer at ICOS Sweden with the head office at our department and part of the European carbon monitoring network ICOS, is showing the monitoring work at Hyltemossa, a research station connected to Lund University.

“Slaget om skogen” can be seen at SVT play.