Research visits to DELA

Research visits to DELA

We welcome research cooperation with different academic and non-academic establishments within Sweden and abroad. Below is the list of the most recent and ongoing visits to the DELA.

2016-02 – 2016-04

Marine Daire

Bordeaux Sciences Agr (National School of Agricultural Engineering), France

History of fires in Scandinavian oak forests

2013 – 2015

Clementine Ols

University of Quebec at Abitibi-Temiscamingue

Large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns appearing over the Atlantic Ocean (such as the Artic Oscillation or the North Atlantic Oscillation) affect climate variability in North America and in Europe. As tree growth is mainly controlled by climatic factors, ACPs might significantly affect the growth dynamics of boreal forests across the Atlantic region. So what if the large-scale feature of ACPs was driving the occurrence of teleconnections in growth dynamics of boreal forests within and between Quebec and Scandinavia?

Using ring width data of two boreal tree species (pine and spruce), my project aims at answering 3 questions:

(1) Are there any regional and transnational teleconnections in tree growth dynamics of boreal forests bordering the Atlantic Ocean and are these teleconnections correlated to atmospheric circulation patterns?

(2) What are the principal climatic drivers of basal area increment variations during periods of teleconnections and non-teleconnections?

(3) Can we improve tree growth modelling using regional and transnational teleconnections and their associated climatic drivers?

The project involves sampling of tree-ring data both in Quebec and Scandinavia.

2015-03, 2015-08

Asiya Zagidullina

Forest Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia

Dynamics of old growth mixed forests of Russian Far East, a WWF-sponsored project

2015-01 & 2015-07

Mara Zadina

Latvian University of Agriculture

Cooperation on fire history project in Kotka area, Western Latvia.


Katarzyna Biedulska

Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)

A project on understanding the factors controlling occurence of mast years in European beech (Fagus sylvatica).


Nina Ryzhkova

Forest Research Institute of Karelian Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences

Nina works with dynamics of ground cover in mixed larch forests of Russian North-West, including effects of fire history on species abundances.


Nadezhda Genikova

Forest Research Institute of Karelian Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences

Nadja’s field of research interests covers dynamics of mixed boreal forests in Karelia and natural disturbance dynamics in taiga vegetation.

2013-06 – 2015-03

Xiaoming Wang

SLU & Beijing Forestry University

Within the framework of her “sandwich” PhD project, Xiaoming works with modelling of pathogen infections on tree growht, effects of selective cuttings on survival of old oak trees in Southern Sweden, and dynamics of tree-line limit in the Chanbai mio

2011-05 – 2011-06

Cyriac Serge Mvolo

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Québec, Canada)

Cyriac is a Ph.D. candidate in environmental sciences at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT). He received his bachelor degree in Wood Technology and a master degree in Forest Management at the University of Florence-Italy.

In the Ph.D. project, I’m modelling wood quality, especially juvenile-mature wood transition in three boreal species.


Frank Götmark

Göteborg University


Lo Grönkvist Wichmann

Institutionen för skoglig mykologi och patologi (Department of Forest Mycology and Pathology), SLU

Project title – Effect of Gremmeniella on forest conditions and growth.


Andrzej Bobiec

Society for the Protection of the Bialowieza Primeval Forest of Poland, Bialowieza Forest Institute, Poland

Project title – Ecology and dendrochronology of Polish oak forests.


Tomasz Zielonka

Department of Ecology, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland

Project title – Studies on forest fire history