Grimsö Wildlife Research Station - Sweden
Grimsö Wildlife Research Station
Parent Site Name
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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