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Mapping the genome of the unique heath hare of southern Sweden

The heath hare is a subspecies of the mountain hare found in southern Sweden. Its winter pelage is blue-grey instead of white. Researchers from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the

Healthy food systems in focus at Uppsala Health Summit

This year’s Uppsala Health Summit takes on the challenges associated with food systems and how to make them healthier, more inclusive, equitable and sustainable. Uppsala Health Summit will discuss

Large Wallenberg grant to Stéphanie Robert for studies on how plant cells get their "identity"

Professor Stéphanie Robert of SLU will lead a research project awarded over SEK 32 million by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The aim is to explore how plant cells get their "identity", how

Medals for Distinguished Service to Blokhuis, Garcia-Gil and Bertram

SLU annually awards three Medals for Distinguished Service. This year the Great Medal is awarded to Professor Harry Blokhuis. The smaller Gold Medal is awarded to Associate Professor Rosario

New insights into rein tension and driveability associated with racetrack training of Standardbred trotters

How much power or tension is there in the reins when a trotting horse runs at full speed on the track, and should drivers trust their gut feeling? Elke Hartmann from SLU has investigated this in

New films prove that wild stingrays voluntarily make noise

Sharks, rays, and skates – elasmobranchs – are generally thought to be unable to intentionally make noise, but new research suggests that this is a misconception. Researchers from Sweden, Spain and

Fertilisation reshapes the tree-fungi relationship in boreal forests

How do nutritional changes affect the interaction between trees and soil microorganisms? This has long remained a black box but a new study has shed light onto this cryptic association. It shows that

Forest policy has had an effect, but many species remain threatened

Almost three decades ago, Sweden introduced a more biodiversity-oriented forest policy. A new study shows that important habitats have increased since that time. This applies to dead wood, large

Farm vehicles heavy as dinosaurs jeopardize food security

Farm vehicles are becoming so heavy that they jeopardize future food security in Europe, America and Australia. Larger and more flexible tires have limited the damage on the surface, but below the

Slight amounts of fungal protein can help stubborn meat eaters reduce their climate footprint

If twenty percent of all the beef we eat is replaced by alternative protein sources, the environmental impact of meat consumption would decrease substantially. This according to new research from the

Worrying discovery of nanoplastics in remote forest waters

Nanoplastics – tiny, invisible plastic particles that could hardly be measured previously – have now been detected in high concentrations in lakes, streams and ponds in Sweden, and also in

English THE Impact rank 2022

SLU is among the 301–400 best universities in the world when Times Higher Education ranks the world’s higher education institutions based on their contributions to the sustainable development goals.

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