We are currently involved in collaborations with:
- Swedish Public Employment Service
- Swedish Social Insurance Agency
- Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
- County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland
Academic anchoring for neutral information
Collaboration between the University and other authorities is valuable in several different ways.
“The academic anchoring is essential when mapping forests, and it is necessary if the forest owner is to obtain neutral information”, says Peter Sögaard, who is project manager for Västra Götaland’s forestry programme.
The full article about this collaboration is available at:
Indicator to promote biodiversity
Researchers at the University of Skövde have developed an indicator that shows how good a landscape is at maintaining good biodiversity. The indicator is a tool that provides conservationists in county administrative boards and municipalities with a practical tool that they can use in their work and that has a scientific basis. The indicator can be used to support the process of making decisions concerning the best use of land and natural habitats in a landscape.
“With this tool, the research can help us to promote and conserve biodiversity – or, better still, to ensure that biodiversity increases”, explains Annie Jonsson from the University of Skövde.