Krycklan catchment

PhD-Course on Watershed Ecology and Biogeochemistry

seminars, workshops |

This PhD course addresses the foundational concepts and modern challenges within the broad field of watershed science.

In this course we will take an integrative approach that focuses on the hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological connections between upland, riparian, and aquatic components of forest landscapes. Specific topics includes: 1) an overview of catchment hydrology and water balance, 2) elemental transport and processing along hillslopes and riparian zones, 3) controls over material exchange at the land-water interface, 4) biogeochemical cycling in streams and rivers, 5) the biogeochemical significance of wetlands and lakes within catchments, and 6) the interface between forest management and watershed science in boreal lands. General themes in watershed science will be explored through discussions of literature that will be coordinated with short lectures. More specific questions and methodological approaches will be introduced using a series of excursions and activities within the Krycklan catchment.

For more information and for registration check out the course homepage and the syllabus information at the SLU course catalog.


Time: 2022-09-15 00:00 - 2022-09-21 00:00
City: Krycklan catchment
Organiser: Department of Forest Ecology and Management
Last signup date: 19 May 2022
Price: For food and lodging we will have to take out a small course fee (5000 kr or approximately 500 Euros). The fee will be payed directly to the hotel during the course.


Hjalmar Laudon, Head of department, Professor
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, joint staff
hjalmar.laudon@slu.se, +46907868584, +46705606625