25 Jan


Soil health from a forest land-use perspective

events | seminars, workshops |
Forest and sunshine

What are the main soil health challenges in forest land-use across Europe? As part of the NATIOONS project, SLU organizes the fifth thematic event in a series of six, where we focus on soil health from a forest land-use perspective. Warmly welcome!

Considering the role of soils in mitigating climate change, the European Union has commissioned new soil directives with a new soil deal for Europe where 100 living labs focusing on soil health and different land uses will be established. Forestry is a vital economic activity for many nations and is also highly reliant on soils, which is a vital component for regulating ecosystem processes. As part of the soil awareness campaign, this event will focus on understanding the interactions between forestry and soil properties directly and indirectly. We would like to initiate discussions about how the concepts of soil health and living labs could be understood and applied within forestry and across forested landscapes.

In this event, we will focus on:

  • how impacts of forestry on soils are intensified across geographical locations where soils become more susceptible to e.g. soil erosion in semi-arid and dry areas;
  • how to address the monitoring of soil indicators considering rotation periods (short 20-23 years vs long 50-70 years) and difference in forest management practices (mixed vegetation vs mono cultures).

Register on NATI00NS website.


10:00-10:20 Welcome and introduction to the theme and Nati00ns
Hjalmar Laudon and Johan Stendahl, SLU


10:20-10:40 Keynote speech
Raisa Mäkipää, LUKE


10:40-11:00 Panel discussion

Liisa Pietola, SITRA
José Ramón Olarieta, Universidad de Lleida
Raisa Mäkipää, LUKE
Johan Stendahl, SLU

Moderator: Hjalmar Laudon, SLU


11:00-11:20 Break-out rooms

What are the main soil health challenges in forest land-use across Europe?


11:20-11:40 Presentation from break-out rooms


11:40-11:50 Wrap-up


Elin Wärm, Communications Officer
Department of Soil and Environment, Agricultural water management
elin.warm@slu.se, +4618672694, +46761492798