Research in order to develop and highlight important processes within the proposed Biosphere Reserve is an important goal since it can improve on-going activities. Our main objective is to initiate, to build networks and to facilitate research. We can also be included in research projects both actively or as observers, if desired, as we have research expertise within the staff of biosphere office.
Currently a research project is taking place with focus on the development process when establishing a biosphere reserve. Kristina Börebäck, from Stockholm University conducts this study in two areas: Lake Vänern with Mount Kinnekulle and Eastern Slopes of Lake vättern, both biosphere candidates.
Lake Vänern with Mount Kinnekulle is also an area of a case study in the research area "Outdoor Life of Change": www.friluftsforskning.se
LTER-Europe is the Long-Term Ecological Research Network. The long-term mission of LTER-Europe is: *to track and understand the effects of global, regional and local changes on socio-ecological systems and their feedbacks to environment and society *to provide recommendations and support for solving current and future environmental problems. Sweden and Lake Vänern has now become a member of the network. Read more at the homepage of Lake Vänern museum.
The Biosphere Reserve has ambitions to seek funding for research when necessary. The research reports will then be on this website for viewing and downloading.
You are welcome to discuss with Biosphere office about research ideas or other aspects of the education.