Cecilia Akselsson

Senior Lecturer, Associate professor, Researcher at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, PhD, Master of Science

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Physical Geography
  • Environmental Sciences


I perform research about sustainable forestry in a changing climate, mainly with respect to nutrient status, acidification, nitrogen leaching and carbon sequestration in boreal forests. I and my colleague Salim Belyazid (Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm university) lead a research group with post docs and PhD students with different research directions - synergies and conflicts between different environmental objectives, estimating chemical weathering rates for sustainable forestry, soil-water links in forest ecosystems, nitrate leaching in forest soils and phosphorous cycling in forest soils.

The research is part of the strategic research area BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate), hosted by Lund University and Gothenburg University. We also cooperate a lot with researchers from other universities, mainly SLU, and with IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. We work both with field data, e.g. from the environmental monitoring network SWETHRO (Krondroppsnätet), and with modelling with the PROFILE and ForSAFE models. Our work is closely linked to stakeholders, mainly from national agencies.

My main teaching is on the courses "Physical Geography: An introduction to the global environment" and "Land surface processes and landscape dynamics".

Recent research outputs

Karlsson, P. E., Cecilia Akselsson, Hellsten, S. & Pihl Karlsson, G., 2018 Aug 15, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 422, p. 338-344 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Yu, L., Giuliana Zanchi, Cecilia Akselsson, Håkan Wallander & Belyazid, S., 2018 Feb 10, In : Ecological Modelling. 369, p. 88-100 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cecilia Akselsson & Belyazid, S., 2018 Feb 1, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 409, p. 67-73 7 p.

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