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Reports and synthesis reports

Effekter av grön infrastruktur på biologisk mångfald, report in Swedish (2020)


Front page of report.Authors: Johan Ekroos, Maria von Post, Lovisa Nilsson and Henrik G. Smith.

ISBN: 978-91-620-6922-3

About the report: A research overview focusing on the effects of green infrastructure on biological diversity. It was commissioned by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

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An evaluation of analyses and data collection of winter loss in honey bees in Sweden (2018)


frontpageAuthors: Ullrika Sahlin | Björn Klatt

ISBN: 978-91-984349-2-7

About the report: Swedish beekeeping rely on the health of honey bee Apis mellifera. Loss of colonies during winter is an indicator of poor honey bee health.This report evaluates current data collection of winter loss in honey bees in Sweden, with the purpose to give recommendations for future improvements. The report has been commissioned by the Swedish Commercial Beekeping Association.

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Climate adaptation in densifying cities. Blue-green visions in Sofielund, Malmö, Sweden (2018)


Blågröna lösningar i SofielundAuthors: Johanna Alkan Olsson | Helena Hanson

About the report: Climate change is something that affects us all. For the city and its citizens, it means, among other things, more precipitation and consequently an increased risk of flooding. Therefore, it is important to work with climate change adaptation. The idea of this brief is to illustrate and discuss how blue-green solutions can contribute to adapting the city to a changing climate. It focuses on an already developed district: Sofielund in Malmö, Sweden. The brief is based on interviews with private property owners and managers in the district and has been developed through collaboration between two researchers at the Centre for Environment and Climate Research, Lund University and landscape architects at COWI in Malmö.

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Collective Implementation of Ecological Focus Areas (2017)


CoverAuthors: Juliana Dänhardt | Lovisa Nilsson | Jordan Hristov | Johanna Alkan Olsson | Mark Brady | Peter Olsson | Henrik G Smith | Yann Clough

ISBN: 978-91-620-6773-1

About the report: The report Collective implementation of ecological focus areas is written on behalf of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. The report is based on ecological and economic modeling as well as interviews with farmers and civil servants in Sweden, the Netherlands and England.

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Ekosystembaserad klimatanpassning, report in Swedish (2017)


FramsidaAuthor: Thoni, T (editor)

ISBN: 978-91-984349-0-3

About the report: This knowledge review is based on scientifically reviewed literature, supplemented with information from relevant actors, such as government reports, about eco-based climate adaptation. The report focuses on Swedish conditions, complemented by examples from other parts of the world.

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Riskanalys av signalkräfta i Sverige, report in Swedish (2017)

report Riskanalys av signalkräfta i SverigeAuthor: Ullrika Sahlin | Patrik Bohman Lennart Edsman

ISBN: 978-91-984349-1-0

About the report: This report is written on a commission from the The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management to support the development of a Swedish strategy to manage the signal crayfish under the EU Regulation on Invasive Alien Species from 2015. The risk analysis is based on the Swedish national crayfish database from 2017, a tailored regional risk model and other sources of information on introductions, trade and crayfish plague outbreaks.

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Utan pengar – inga hagar och ängar, journal in Swedish (2017)


Front page of journal. Journal from Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien based on a seminar in November 2016 and a workshop in Februari 2017.

ISSN: 0023-5350
ISBN: tryck 978-91-88567-07-9, digital 978-91-88567-08-6

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Så här ligger landet – tankar om landsbygdsprogram och landsbygdsutveckling, anthology in Swedish (2017)


Book cover.Anthology published by the Board of Agriculture containing short texts from writers who took part in the evaluation of the Swedish rural development programme 2007–2013.

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What measures should be taken to improve conditions for Swedish Farmland Birds, as reflected in the Farmland Bird Index? (2017)


Front page of report.Authors: Åke Lindström, Ola Olsson, Henrik G. Smith, Martin Stjernman

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Värdering av ekosystemtjänster inom jordbruket – för effektivt beslutsfattande, report in Swedish (2017)


Front page of report.Final report for research project.

Authors: Katarina Hedlund, Mark Brady, Helena I. Hanson, Jordan Hristov, Johanna Alkan Olsson, Henrik G. Smith, Fredrik Wilhemsson

ISBN: 978-91-620-6753-3

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Klimatanpassning av bostäder och bostadsområden – resultat från ett samarbetsprojekt mellan CEC och Riksbyggen, in Swedish (2016)


Front page of report.Authors: Victoria Sjöstedt | Johanna Alkan Olsson | Markku Rummukainen Karolina Brick | Charlotta Szczepanowski Alexandra Skopal | Elin Sandell | Henric Lindau | Erik Johansson  Daniel Nordström | Johanna Nordvall

Keywords: climate adaptation, housing sector, climate change, risk mapping, adaptation measures, knowledge base, communication, collaboration, incentive structures

ISBN: 978-91-981577-8-9 

About the report: The synthesis report delivers inspirational material for Riksbyggen's further work on climate adaptation of tenant-owner associations. Proposals on ways to deal with climate adaptation problems in the housing sector are presented, which include extended climate-related risk mapping, tailor-made measure packages, internal and external communication of climate-related risks and adaptation measures, as well as new collaborative constellations.

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Blue Carbon and Ecosystembased Adaptation: Mapping of Arenas (2016)


Blue Carbon report

Author: Göransson, T

Keywords: Ecosystembased adaptation, Blue Carbon, the UNFCCC, systematic mapping, international diplomacy

ISBN: 978-91-981577-7-2

About the report: This mapping provides an overview of different types of arenas where the two concepts Ecosystembased adaptation (EbA) and Blue Carbon (BC) are discussed. This report looks at where these topics are negotiated and cotextualised, and displays how different arenas and actors are interlinked within and between these two issues.


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Kunskapssammanställning om sprutfria kantzoner, in Swedish (2016)


Front page of report.Authors: Annelie M. Jönsson & Henrik G. Smith

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Bra vallersättning och kompensationsstöd? In Swedish (2016)


Front page of report.Authors: Knut Per Hasund, Lars Jonasson, Henrik G. Smith, Martin Stjernman, Paul Caplat, Klaus Birkhofer, Yann Clough, Helena Hansson.

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Utvärdering av åtgärder för bättre miljö, in Swedish (2016)


Front page of report.Final evaluation of the Swedish rural development programme 2007–2013. Report II.

Authors: Henrik G. Smith, Juliana Dänhardt, Karin Blombäck, Paul Caplat, Dennis Collentine, Erik Grenerstam, Helena Hanson, Sören Höjgård, Torbjörn Jansson, Holger Johnsson, Annelie M. Jönsson, Mikael Lantz, Åke Lindström, Lovisa Nilsson, Martin Nordin, Ola Olsson, Rebecca Stewart, Martin Stjernman, Erik Öckinger.

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Klimatsäkrat Skåne, report in Swedish (2015)


The report Klimatsäkrat SkåneAuthors: Hall, M, Lund, E & Rummukainen, M (editors)

Keywords: climate, climate change, adaptation, emission reductions, sustainable development, scenario

ISBN: 978-91-981577-4-1

About the report: The report "Klimatsäkrat Skåne" is an interdisciplinary review, synthesis and analysis of the state of knowledge about the opportunities and challenges of Scania faced with the ongoing and progressive continuation of climate change in the 2000s.  The report "Klimatsäkrat Skåne" has been developed in collaboration between CEC and Klimatsamverkan Skåne, with work by researchers from several other Swedish universities.

More about the launch event for the report here.

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Biologisk mångfald i urbana miljöer – förutsättningar, fördelar och förvaltning, report in Swedish (2014)


Synthesis report 02: Biodiversitet i urbana miljöer - förutsättningar, fördelar och förvaltningAuthors: Anna S. Persson, Henrik G. Smith

Keywords: biodiversity, ecosystem services, densification, urban design, urban green space

ISBN: 978-91-981577-2-7

About the report: This report was written on behalf of “Utmaning Hållbart Lund”, a collaboration between Lund University and Lund Municipality, and is part of the efforts for sustainable urban development in Lund. The report summarizes and explains theories and known relationships between biodiversity and the, often very specific, "green" habitats that urban areas contains. The goal of this report is to a) contribute to understanding of how ecological theories can be used to better incorporate biodiversity issues in urban planning, and b) to improve the sustainability of long-term planning for urban development and of actions for urban biodiversity. Some examples of how the theories can be implemented to increase urban biodiversity are presented in the form of measures appropriate for a city like Lund.

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Climate Services – Mapping of Providers and Purveyors in the Netherlands and Sweden (2014)


CEC Report 01: Climate Services - Mapping of Providers and Purveyors in the Netherlands and SwedenAuthors: Terese Göransson, Markku Rummukainen

Key words: climate services, climate information, climate data, the Netherlands, Sweden

ISBN: 978-91-981577-3-4

About the report: This report is a result of a cooperation project between Lund University in Sweden and the Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut, KNMI, in the Netherlands. The overall aim of the project was to provide an initial mapping of providers and purveyors of climate services in the Netherlands and Sweden. In total, 64 organisations participated in the study, through questionnaire replies and/or interviews. The report presents the results of the mapping, including the use of the term climate services, existing climate services portfolios, how these services are developed and how they are communicated to the users of the services. It compares the Swedish and Dutch landscapes of the climate services provision, and also discusses their potential gaps and possible ways of enhancing the provision of climate services.

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Ekosystemtjänster i det skånska jordbrukslandskapet, report in Swedish (2013)


Synthesis report 01: Ekosystemtjänster i det skånska jordbrukslandskapetAuthors: Dänhardt et al.

Keywords: ecosystem services, agriculture, agricultural landscapes, policy instruments, valuation

ISBN: 978-91-981577-0-3

About the report: Farmland provides ecosystem services that constitute a precondition for sustainable agriculture but also benefit the society at large. The ecological processes behind these services depend on the interaction of a variety of organisms. Agriculture in Scania has undergone significant changes which have transformed the landscape and altered the habitat for many of these organisms.

The report also shows that ecosystem services cannot be easily replaced by technological solutions, and that the management of these services requires an understanding of the relationships between agriculture, landscape and ecosystem processes as well as well-adapted policy instruments. This can only be achieved through an increased dialogue and regular feedback between farmers, policy-makers and researchers.

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