Krycklan symposium
19 Sep
25 Sep


PhD-Course: Watershed Ecology and Biogeochemistry

Krycklan course

A PhD course in the Krycklan catchment September 19-25, 2024. ‘Watershed Ecology and Biogeochemistry’ addresses the foundational concepts and modern challenges within the broad field of watershed science.

Here 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 include

  • 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, 
  • 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.

This year we will have to take out a small course fee (7000 kr or approximately 700 Euros) to cover the cost of food and lodging. The fee will be paid 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, +46907868584, +46705606625