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Skogaryd Research Catchment

The Skogaryd Research Catchment is part of the SITES infrastructure which offers all researchers, regardless of affiliation, the opportunity to use the resources at nine stations (se the figur).

 It is the youngest station within SITES, started 2013, and is in a formation stage with a large structural support form the other stations within the network. It also became a partner of LTER Sweden 2019. LTER Sweden is a network for Swedish research and monitoring stations conducting long term ecological research and monitoring.

Interactive map application of Skogaryd

Aims for SRC

SRC aims to studie processes at a landscape scale. Ecological, biogeochemical, and environmental research often focus on a specific ecosystem or have strict habitat boundaries. However, the growing awareness of systems interactions, feedbacks and large scale consequences calls for approaches that integrate across ecosystems and habitats to consider whole catchments, landscapes and regions. Thus there is an urgent need for long-term field sites that support integrative and cross-habitat-boundary research.

Our aim for SRC when we applied 2013 to be a part of SITES and for the prolongation (starting 2018) was:

• to develop methodologies to quantify GHG balances at the landscape scale in forested regions that include land-atmosphere, land-water, and water-atmosphere exchange of CO2, CH4 and N2O

• to promote investigations to elucidate the undelaying regulation of the biogeochemical processes

• to promote within canopy linked biogeochemical, physiological and atmospheric chemistry investigations

The figure illustrats the links beween the ecosystems studied at SRC and shows the important link of the systems by the streams in the catchment.

The station promote studies of biogeochemical and phenological processes and atmospheric chemistry

SRC have mires (A), clear-cut sites (D), forests on podzol (D), umbrisol (F) and drained organic soil (E), lakes (B, C) and streams within the catchment (Fig.3). The monitoring program covers GHG gas flux from bogs and forests as well as from streams and lakes along with chemical parameters and flows in watercourses.



The Figures shows the sub-sites (ecosystems) studied at SRC and the streams in the catchment which links them to a landscape unit.

Themes that are studied or have been studied at the station

Below is a list of themes that are studied or have been studies at the station (more detail se the information about ongoing projects annex *, see also figure 1b).

• GHG emissions - determine net GHG (CO2, CH4 and N2O) balance from different biotopes

• GHG flux methods – improve methods for flux measurements on wetlands, lakes and streams; Micrometeorology, chambers techniques, and remote sensing

• Carbon budget – determine full Carbon balance in the catchment, net ecosystem carbon balance

• Phenology – improve spectral methods for phenological studies using remote sensing (drones, satellite and fixed spectral sensors). Improve IR image calibration methods. Observation and phenology cameras.

• Biogeochemical cycling – determine processes/regulation in the nutrient cycles (e.g. process studies, isotope labelling studies, trenching by separating root and mycorrhizal component of soil respiration)

• Tree physiology as affected by management and Climate Change - Sapflow, tree biomass, photosynthesis, tree rings

• Microbial studies to elucidate biogeochemical cycles – DNA sampling in the stream and lakes in the SITES water program, and research projects linking RNA/DNA to isotope studies using our automatic chambers

• Long-term monitoring – ICOS standards eddy-covariance flux measurements, abiotic/biotic parameters, SITES- Water (water flow, physical and chemical variables) measured in the catchment, SITES- Spectral

• Lake ecosystem functioning – AquaNet mesocosm infrastructure at lake Erssjön

The subsites within Skogaryd

  • A. Mycklemossen
  • B. Erssjön
  • C. Clear Cut
  • D. Följesjön
  • E. "Forest on drained organic soil"
  • F. "Forest on mineral soil"
  • G. Stream vaters


Leif Klemedtsson, manager
+46 31-786 2632, +46 702-74 98 24

Bengt Liljebladh
+46 31-786 2862, +46 733-76 42 88


A member of SITES

Skogaryd is a member of the SITES network. The map shows the SITES locations in Sweden. Skogaryd is located at the large marker. Click on the map to see all stations.

The ground where Skogaryd is situated is owned by Fryxell-Langenskiöldska stiftelsen.

More information about SITES

Related Projects

Page Manager: Henrik Thelin|Last update: 4/1/2019

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