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Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

Arctic wetland

The complexity of Arctic wetland systems in a changing climate

A new study identified feedbacks that go beyond Arctic landscapes and need to be considered for the whole planet.

Holisoils - Soil Microbiota

New project focuses on management, modelling and monitoring for European forest soils

Soils are increasingly recognised to have an important role, but there are significant knowledge gaps on forest soil processes and soil monitoring is not sufficiently harmonised, which limits the EU’s ability to maintain soil-related ecosystem services and to reach climate policy targets.

Medarbetare i glaciären

Donation from Google Employees to Tarfala Research Station

To support the activities at Tarfala research station, employees at Google in Sweden and the USA started a fundraiser. The result was SEK 101,000 for climate research.


Report on wetlands from the Arctic Council

Gustaf Hugelius at the Department of Natural Geography has been the editor-in-chief of a report released at the Arctic Council's ministerial meeting

The Global Goal

Succeeding at home and abroad: accounting for the international spillovers of cities’ SDG actions

In a comment in the journal NPJ Urban Sustainability, Bolin Centre Professor Gia Destuoni  and other scientists are calling for research priorities to enable and empower cities to account for the international spillovers of their local 2030 Agenda implementation strategies.

Soil sample. Photo: Gustaf Hugelius.

A better understanding of how soil carbon is distributed in the Arctic

Two scientific articles bring a better understanding of the spatial variability of soil organic carbon in the Arctic permafrost region

Sampling soils next to thermokarst lakes forming as permafrost thaws in a Russian peatland area

10 New Insights in Climate Science 2020 - a Horizon Scan

Top 10 insights in climate science in 2020 selected by 57 leading global researchers.

Stefano Manzoni

Stefano Manzoni receives ERC Consolidator Grant

The aim of the research is to answer the long-standing question: How are land use and climatic changes affecting soil fertility and the amount of carbon we can store in soil?

Collapsed peatland when permafrost thaws, Tavvavuoma in northern Sweden. Photo: Britta Sannel.

Peatland carbon stocks are more vulnerable than previously thought

Warming temperatures and human actions threaten to turn the world’s peatlands from carbon reservoirs to carbon sources.

SCEG – Student Council of Environmental and Geosciences

SCEG's tips n' tricks for distance learning

SCEG had a meeting where we discussed our different experiences with studying at home. We collected and wrote down some tips to share with you all. We hope they will be helpful!