School of Bioscience
The cooperation that takes place with government agencies takes various forms. It might be collaboration on research, where the school's researchers produce results that are put into use by the agencies. It might be offering the school's students opportunities for practical training.
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Collaboration with government agencies is valuable in many ways.
– Academic anchoring is essential when we map forests; the forest owner needs to know they are getting neutral information, according to Peter Sögaard, project manager for the Västra Götaland Forest Programme.
Read full article: Mapping the importance of woodlands
Researchers at the University of Skövde have developed an indicator for how well a given area is able to maintain healthy biodiversity. The indicator gives conservationists within the regional administrations and municipalities a practical tool with a sound scientific basis. It provides essential support for decisions around the best use of land and caretaking for the environment.
– With this tool, our research contributes to promoting and preserving biological diversity; or, better yet, that diversity increases, according to the university's Annie Jonsson.