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The biological diversity in forests is under threat from extreme drought

FILM ABOUT RESEARCH How does extreme drought affect our forests? What could we change in our forestry holding to protect the important key biotopes?  


Kristoffer Hylander, plant ecologist, in a research experiment to understand how extreme weather affects the forests’ biological diversity.

The forest is one of our most important sources for both commodities and recreation. The forests of today are giving us not only wood pulp and lumber but also providing us with energy transformation and application of new sustainable materials.
- I am curious about the width between cultivating nature and preserving the biological diversity within the forests, says biologist and landscape ecologist Kristoffer Hylander.

PhD student Irena Koelemeijer, together with Kristoffer Hylander, studies the effects of extreme drought on vascular plants, moss and lava in key biotopes in pine forests in Sweden, a project financed by Formans.

Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

The film is included in a series of films about research at Stockholm University connected to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Length: 7 min 41 sec.

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