Previous SNS-NKJ networks

SNS-NKJ networks 2018-2019


Advancing the bioeconomy transition in the Nordic Region (BioWiseTrans)
Coordinator: Karen Refsgaard –
SNS-NKJ 05 – Final report (PDF)
SNS-NKJ 05 – Policy brief (PDF)



DIALOGUE BIOCONTROL – Improving utilization of biocontrol research for practical plant protection solutions in agriculture and forestry
Coordinator: Ramesh Vetukuri –



Neonectria cankers on trees – meeting changed climatic conditions and increased problems in Nordic horticulture and forest production by interdisciplinary networking
Coordinator: Jorunn Børve –
NKJ-SNS 07 – Final report (PDF)
NKJ-SNS 07 – Policy brief (PDF)



Genes4Change: Adaptation, mitigation and breeding of trees and crops for future climate
Coordinator: Katri Kärkkäinen –



FiberTies – The use of fibrous materials from biomass
Coordinator: Anne Christine Steenkjær Hastrup –


SNS-NKJ networks 2016-2017


FiberTies – The use of fibrous materials from biomass
Coordinator:  Anne Christine Steenkjær Hastrup,
Funding: 345 000 SEK
SNS-NKJ 01 – Final report (PDF)
SNS-NKJ 01 – Policy brief (PDF)
SNS-NKJ 01 – Article: FiberTies: Nordic network on biobased fibers(PDF)



Sustainable production of biomass – a sectorial perspective (BIOSECT)
Coordinator: Dimitris Athanassiadis,
Funding: 180 000 SEK

A Forest Sector Model (FSM) is a model (numerical or strictly analytical) which takes into account both forestry and forest industries and main interactions between these two sectors. The SNS-NKJ BioSect network project recognizes the need for this type of model for analyzing different strategies related to the emerging bioeconomy: What will happen to food production, what are the consequences for forest biodiversity, what is the footprint in other regions of the world, how fast can energy in the transport sector be substituted by bioenergy?  of increasing the use of feedstock from agriculture and forests in EU? The complexity of the issue makes it pertinent to bring together experts in a number of fields, not only economists mastering sector analysis but experts in a range of different fields related to, for instance, technology, ecology, and carbon flows and stocks.

The aim of the network is, by gathering researchers in the field in the Nordic countries, to map existing competencies and current activities, to find synergies and gaps, and lay a basis for future research cooperation and common research application. The main activities of the network consist of 3 meetings, of which 2 are internal workshops and one is larger and open symposium with international participation scheduled for spring 2017.

SNS-NKJ 02 – Final report (PDF)
SNS-NKJ 02 – Policy brief (PDF)



Effects of bioenergy production from forests and agriculture on ecosystem services in Nordic and Baltic landscapes
Coordinator: Nicholas Clarke,
Funding: 330 000 SEK

SNS-NKJ 03 – Final report (PDF)
SNS-NKJ 03 – Policy brief (PDF)
SNS-NKJ 03 – Article: Governance of bioenergy from forest and agriculture (PDF)



The Nordic network for pathogen-informed control of oomycete diseases in forestry and agriculture
Coordinator: Laura Grenville-Briggs Didymus,
Funding: 183 000 SEK

SNS-NKJ 04 – Final report (PDF)
SNS-NKJ 04 – Policy brief (PDF)

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