Michelle Cleary is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Forest Pathology at SLU. She has been working with ash decline in Sweden for 10 years, and is broadly involved in other research on native and invasive forest pathogens that threaten the economic and ecological sustainability of forests.
Mateusz Liziniewicz is a scientist at Skogforsk, who's research involves genetics & tree breeding as well as forest management & production. He is responsible for the hardwood breeding at Skogforsk and has a high interest in making sure that breeding science is used improve commercial forestry.
Hanna is a PhD student, based at both SLU and Skogforsk. She has a great interest in forest biodiversity, genetics and communication. She has a master in forestry, and has worked as a student columnist for the industry newspaper Skogsaktuellt as well as been a course leader at Skogskurs för tjejer.
Our research includes both long-term genetical trials and citizen science (due to the suggestions coming in from the public). In the forthcoming years, we will continue to investigate new areas as well as follow-up on the already selected ashes. The ash inventory has today been made across almost the full range of the ash tree’s natural habitat in Sweden. However, new information is always appreciated, and if you have an ash stand with both healthy and infected ashes, do not hesitate to contact us!
Scientists aside, there is a large number of people who helped making this project a great success. First and foremost, we want to thank all the citizens that have sent us suggestions. Below, a slideshow is displaying some of you that got a visit from us during the summer of 2020. Thank you!
Moreover, the project has been financed by the following institutions and funds:
Last but not least, there are many other scientists that research the Ash Dieback and have led the way to the knowledge we possess today. Thank you for your contribution to the field!