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Environmental monitoring and assessment news

Here we present news items about environmental monitoring and assessment, a special mission within SLU.


There are 27 pages tagged with Environmental monitoring and assessment news:

Teamwork, weather challenges and rare fish finds – join us on a bottom trawl survey in the North Sea

We would like to say a big thank you to Barbara Bland who is now ending her assignment as expedition leader for IBTS (International Bottom Trawl Survey) on board SLU's research vessel R/V Svea and

Having good neighbours and few top predators make predatory fish populations more resilient

A regime shift is gradually spreading through the archipelagos of the Swedish Baltic Sea coast, where shallow bays, previously dominated by pike and perch have one by one become dominated by one of

Fiskbarometern: senaste trenden för svensk fisk och skaldjur

At the Fiskbarometer, SLU presents the state and trends of fish and shellfish stocks in Swedish seas and freshwaters. The assessments for 2023 have now been completed. The status of pike and perch in

Assessing the detectability of European spruce bark beetle

Detecting disease- or insect-infested forests as early as possible is a classic application of remote sensing. Under conditions of climate change and global warming, outbreaks of the European spruce

Skanning efter märkt laxfisk avslöjar skarvens födoval

Bird predation – that is to be consumed by a predatory bird such as Great Cormorant – is a prevailing threat for a young salmonid as it migrates from its nursery habitats in freshwaters to a life in

Big Old Fat Fecund Females

Big Old Fat Fecund Female (BOFFF) fish play a key role in the productivity and recovery of exploited fish stocks. Larger and older fish contribute disproportionately to spawning, they are more

A global observatory to monitor biodiversity

At a time of unprecedented decline in Earth’s biodiversity, scientists are calling for a new system for monitoring and providing the data needed for decision making and conservation action. Earth’s

Utv medel foma

SLU's environmental monitoring and assessment (EMA) programmes is underway to announce funding for projects 2024. The call opens at the end of August and aims to promote innovation and improvements

We need a national database on burnt forest

Despite discussions over the last 20 years, there is still no database over wildfires and management fires in Sweden, which hampers both fire protection and nature conservation. A new SLU report

Tough times for brown trout in a warmer world

Climate has large effects on the distribution of organisms, and species that thrive in cold water, like the brown trout, may face local population extinctions at lower latitudes when the water

Solution-focused study

The part of the landscape that connects watercourses and surrounding land is highly interesting from several perspectives. Here there are strong interests that do not always manage to agree. Now

Upcoming Climate Conversation focuses on creative communication

How can research be communicated? And what works best – stories or facts – to stimulate climate action? These are some topics that will be discussed at the next Climate Conversation on April 27th.

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