Bengt Nihlgård

Professor emeritus


My interests are mainly in the field of forest ecosystems, forest vegetation and forest biogeochemistry, especially mineral nutrients, soil and water chemistry and relations to forest health. Forest vegetation, forest biomass and productivity, precipitation and throughfall in forests, dry deposition, nutritional imbalances, long-term changes in soil and vegetation, natural regeneration ecology of forest trees, nitrogen metabolism especially connected to the effects of air pollutants have all been within my sphere of interest. I have taken part in many studies related to effects on forest ecosystems and small catchments after application of lime, wood ash or nutrients. Sustainable forestry methods (silvicultural and management) have always been prioritized. During the last years I have taken part in studies related to water chemistry and human health. I have also contributed to the use of the FORSAFE-veg model, in Sweden as well as in Switzerland, France and USA.

Recent research outputs

Jacek Oleksyn, Tomasz P. Wyka, Roma Żytkowiak, Marcin Zadworny, Joanna Mucha, Monika Dering, Krzysztof Ufnalski, Bengt Nihlgård & Peter B. Reich, 2020 Dec, In: Ecology Letters. 23, 12, p. 1739-1746 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Joanna Mucha, Marcin Zadworny, Heljä Sisko Helmisaari, Bengt Nihlgård, Tapani Repo, Maciej Żytkowiak, Stanisław Małek, Peter B. Reich & Jacek Oleksyn, 2020 Feb 1, In: Plant and Soil. 447, 1-2, p. 507-520 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bengt Nihlgård, Ingegerd Rosborg & Margherita Ferrante, 2020, Drinking Water Minerals and Mineral Balance: Importance, Health Significance, Safety Precautions. 2 ed. Springer International Publishing, p. 25-32 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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