The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation – Future use of forests and future forestry

Photo: Ola Kårén

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation allocates SEK 272 million in a strategic research investment in natural sciences and forestry at the Swedish University of Agriculture, SLU.

The grant includes five recruitment packages where new research groups are to be established with a focus on forestry and biodiversity in terrestrial environments as well as in water-rich environments, tools for structural and functional biodiversity evaluation, mapping of biodiversity using eDNA, and genetic biodiversity in relation to forestry. 

The initiative also aims at starting a new research school within Future Silviculture, where more than 50 doctoral students of which 14 industrial doctoral students will be trained.

Learn more about the foundation here.