Field walk with focus on research
SAPES is a research environment combining ecological and socio-economic research. The goals of the environment are to increase the understanding of interactions between farmer’s choices, agricultural land-use, biodiversity and ecosystem services.
On the 2nd of July 2015 SAPES invited farmers to a field walk with the purpose of showing what results the researchers had found in their studies. 15 very interested farmers joined the walk in spite of the fact that that summer had finally reached Skåne.
The day offered beautiful sunshine, a gentle cooling wind and of course many interesting discussions about sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Host of the day was John Karlzén on Rydsgårds Gods, where the field walk took place.
CEC researchers Juliana Dänhardt, Henry Smith, Johan Ekroos, Anneli Jönsson, Katarina Hedlund and Therese Irminger Street joined the day as well as researcher Riccardo Bommarco from the Swedish Agricultural University.
Read the report from the day here (in Swedish)
More about SAPES
SAPES is a collaboration between Lund University, Stockholm University and the Swedish Agricultural University in Uppsala. Together we develop a strong research environment working for a sustainable agriculture where biodiversity and ecosystem services are managed as assets to society.
SAPES as a strong research environment is financed for the five-year period 2010-2015 by the Swedish Research Council FORMAS and involves about 30 researchers and 20 PhD-students from ecology, agronomy and economy.