The New Forest: Soil Science and Silviculture, 1902-1938

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During early 20th century, the "regeneration question" was heavily debated within Swedish forestry sector. The regeneration question originated from an observation, stating that Swedish forest's regrowth rate seemed lower than their cutting rate. Therefore, foresters and politicians feared that the nation's forests eventually would transform into useless wastelands. The aim of this dissertation is to analyze a group of influential scientists that participated in these discussions, namely a group of soil scientists working at a state led research institution. Focus is set on the ideas and worldviews which the scientists brought to the debate.

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During early 20th century, the "regeneration question" was heavily debated within Swedish forestry sector. The regeneration question originated from an observation, stating that Swedish forest's regrowth rate seemed lower than their cutting rate. Therefore, foresters and politicians feared that the nation's forests eventually would transform into useless wastelands. The aim of this dissertation is to analyze a group of influential scientists that participated in these discussions, namely a group of soil scientists working at a state led research institution. Focus is set on the ideas and worldviews which the scientists brought to the debate.
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Effective start/end date2014/09/012018/12/01

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