Grimsö Wildlife Research Station - Sweden

Basic Information
Site Name
Grimsö Wildlife Research Station
Short name
Grimsö
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.
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2022-09-15 03:09:32

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1974
Photos
Grimsö Wildlife Research Station

Grimsö Wildlife Research Station

A territorial wolf pair with GPS-collars. Photographer: Åke Aronsson

A territorial wolf pair with GPS-collars. Photographer: Åke Aronsson

Fox are one of the species monitored by Grimsö Wildlife Research Station. Photographer: Johan Månsson

Fox are one of the species monitored by Grimsö Wildlife Research Station. Photographer: Johan Månsson

Winter troughs for monitoring ticks. Photographer: Gunnar Jansson

Winter troughs for monitoring ticks. Photographer: Gunnar Jansson

Geographic
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.
Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science (SITES)This site is a verified "Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science (SITES)" 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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