Grimsö Wildlife Research Area (LTER) - Sweden

Basic Information
Site Name
Grimsö Wildlife Research Area (LTER)
Short name
Grimsö Wildlife Research Area (LTER)
Country
Sweden
Site Manager
Site Description
Grimsö wildlife research area (GWRA), SLU, is located in south-central Sweden at the end of the Nordic taiga, in the hemi-boreal zone. GWRA comprise 130 km2, covered mainly by mixed coniferous forest (74%), bogs and mires 18%. About 85% of the area is managed by conventional forest practices, and the area also includes two forest reserves of ca 4 and 11 km2. Farmland constitutes 3%, and lakes and rivers 5% of the area. The landscape is relatively flat, with altitudes ranging from 75 m.a.s.l. in the south to 180 m.a.s.l. in the north. The area hosts the expected mid-Swedish flora and fauna. Wildlife research started at Grimsö in 1974 and the activities has expanded over time and include at present an established staff of ca 40 people.
Last modified
2020-03-02 04:03:09
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
1974
Purpose
Grimsö research station was initiated in 1974 and since then various wildlife ecological and habitat related research projects run within GWRA. Nine long-termed monitoring projects mainly funded by Grimsö and/or SLU are run within GWRA, at present with data series lengths of 23-37 years. These projects comprise >20 mammal species (plus data on ungulate browsing) and >70 birds.
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not defined
Geographic
Size
13000.00ha
Elevation (average)
105.00msl
Elevation (min)
75.00msl
Elevation (max)
180.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Sweden (LTER_EU_SE_003)This site is a verified "LTER Sweden" member.
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