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RÖBÄCKSDALEN RESEARCH AREA

Röbäcksdalen research station is located in Umeå and was established nearly 60 years ago. The location along the northern coastal regions on delta sediments provides soils well suited for farming and field research. The station also includes a dairy farm with around 120 cows.  

The facilities at Röbäcksdalen provide fields for studies in a wide range of subjects, e.g. agricultural sciences, animal science, biology, agroecology, soil science and environmental science. The station offers access to land, technicians, data about soil and climate, workshop, machines and equipment, sample preparation laboratory including drying cabinets and mills, and desk space for office work. Data, and in some cases archived samples (soil and plant tissues), are available from several long term field trials, as well as possibilities to take new samples. The barn is equipped for continuous measurement of feed intake, weight, milk production and greenhouse gas emissions from cows.

For access to observations and data from measurement programs in Röbäcksdalen please contact the station manager. 

Röbäcksdalen is part of SITES infrastructures SITES Water and SITES Spectral.

The homepage of Röbäcksdalen’s research facilities can be found here

Station manager
Johanna Wallsten

Latitude: 63.81083
Longitude: 20.24199
Climate region: boreal

No. laboratories: 1
No. beds: walking distance to Umeå city centre with hostels and hotels. 

Contact station manager
Johanna.Wallsten@slu.se