EviEM Review Reports
All completed review protocols, final reports, summaries and fact sheets can be accessed from this page on the right-hand side. Visit the specific project pages to learn more about each systematic review.
Are reindeer harming the mountain vegetation of Northern Scandinavia? Or is their grazing, on the contrary, essential for maintaining the diversity of the montane flora? Opinions on this issue have been divided over the years, but Mistra EviEM has now conducted a systematic review that attempts to achieve unequivocal answers.
In recent years, many wetlands have been constructed or restored in order to absorb nutrients from watercourses. But how much nutrients do such wetlands actually remove? EviEM has reviewed the available evidence on this subject.
Reducing the stocks of zooplankton-feeding fish such as roach and bream can be a way to curb algal blooms and similar problems in eutrophic lakes. In Sweden, the method has only been tried in a few cases. EviEM has assessed how useful it is.
Agricultural land has the potential to store carbon. EviEM has mapped out the evidence relating to how different farming methods affect the amount of organic carbon in arable soils.
Many poly- and perfluorinated alkylated substances (PFAS) are toxic and persistent, and production of some of these chemicals is now being phased out. EviEM has no studied how this has affected PFAS concentrations in the environment.
Should forests set aside for conservation or restoration be left untouched, or is active management required if their biodiversity is to be preserved? EviEM has assessed the scientific evidence on this issue.
Many species that previously associated with meadows and pastures now thrive on roadsides. EviEM has performed a systematic review of how the biodiversity of roadsides is affected by various kinds of management.
Reducing the intensity of tillage of arable land is a common environmental management practice for conserving carbon in the soil, but the quantitative impacts of these practices is not well understood. EviEM is undertaking a systematic review of studies investigating the impacts of tillage on soil organic carbon.