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Writing and sources

A guide on writing and the use of sources intended for students at the department of Biologi and CEC.

EU and Government agency publications

The Publications Office of the European Union

The Publications Office of the European Union is the office responsible for publish the publications of all the institutions of the European Union. Its core activities include production and dissemination of legal and general publications and ensuring long-term preservation of content produced by EU institutions and bodies. Publications from the European union can be downloaded found and downloaded on the website of the Publications Office of the European Union via the search tool Publications.

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) 

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket) is an agency under the Ministry of the Environment. They are responsible for compiling knowledge and documentation about the state of the environment, as well as for the development and implementation of environmental policy.

The Environmental Protection Agency publish a lot of reports and folders dealing with conservation and other environmental issues. These publications can be found and downloaded on their website via the search tool Publikationer. Most publications are available in Swedish only, but some are available in English and can be found thru the English equivalent Publications in English.  

An online map service for protected nature has been developed by the Environmental Protection Agency. The map service, which is available through the web page Skyddad natur, contains information on most protected areas in Sweden. You can also get access to the documents relating to the protected areas mapped, such as conservation or management plans. This service is only available in Swedish. 

The Environmental Protection Agency guide authorities and practitioners in the implementation of the Environmental Code, but also concerning other issues such as how to conduct monitoring. These guidelines are published in the form of thematic guides, which can be downloaded from the Environmental Protection Agency’s web page Vägledningar. Most publications are written in Swedish, but some of the guides are available in English.

Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (Havs- och vattenmyndigheten)

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (Havs- och vattenmyndigheten) is the Swedish Government agency responsible for the protection, restoration and sustainable use of marine and freshwater resources including fisheries management. They also monitor the state of Sweden's oceans, lakes and streams by commissioning test fishing, water sampling and other surveys.

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management publishes evaluations and reports based on the results from their monitoring. These publications can be found and downloaded on their website via the search tool Publications.

Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemikalieinspektionen)

The Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemikalieinspektionen) is an agency under the Government of Sweden. They are responsible for ensuring the safe use of chemicals to reduce the risk of harmful effects on humans and the environment. They are responsible for compiling knowledge and documentation about the effects of different chemicals, as well as for the development and implementation of environmental policy.  

Kemikalieinspektionen publishes knowledge-based compilations in the form of memos and reports, dealing with different types of chemicals and their effect on public health and the environment. These publications can be downloaded from the agency’s website under Publications. Most of these publications are only available in Swedish.

Kemikalieinspektionen also provides guidance regarding enforcement and inspections to municipalities and county administrative boards. The guidelines can be downloaded from their website under Tillsynsrapporter. Most of these guides are only available in Swedish.

The County Administrative Boards (Länsstyrelserna) 

A County Administrative Board is a Swedish Government Agency. Each county in Sweden has its own County Administrative Board which is responsible for ensuring that decisions from parliament and the Government are implemented in the county. The County Administrative Board is responsible for managing protected nature as well as leading the regional work with energy transition and reduction of climate impact. All County Administrative Boards can be reached through the common website lansstyrelsen.se.

The County Administrative Board also produces reports dealing with conservation and other environmental issues, most of which are written in Swedish but some are also available in English. Publications from the County Administrative Board of Skåne, which may be of special interest to students and researchers at Lund University, can be found on their website via the search tool Publikationer.

The Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket) 

The Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket) is a government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. They are responsible for the agricultural and horticultural sectors, and constitute the expert authority on agri-food policy.

The Board of Agriculture carry out analyzes and investigations on both economic and environmental matters concerning the agricultural and horticultural sectors, the results of which are presented in reports. These reports are available on the web page Rapporter. Only a few of these reports are available in English. 

The Board of Agriculture also provide instructions for controllers and inspectors on how to carry out their work. These guidelines are published in the form of web based guides, which can be found on the web page Instruktioner till kontrollanter och inspektörer. These guides are only available in Swedish.

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) 

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) is an agency under the Ministry of the Environment with expertise in meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climatology. 

The SMHI research department conduct research on hydrology, oceanography, air quality, atmospheric remote sensing, meteorology and the climate. The research is published in the form of scientific articles in academic journals. In addition, SMHI produces reports and factsheets, most of which are written in Swedish but some are also available in English. You can find all publications from SMHI on their website under Publikationer

SLU Swedish Species Information Centre (ArtDatabanken)

The SLU Swedish Species Information Centre (ArtDatabanken) is one of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) formal collaborative centers. ArtDatabanken undertakes work within the field of Swedish biodiversity commissioned by the Government and other authorities. The work includes accumulating, analysing and disseminating information concerning the species and habitats occurring in Sweden. They also conduct research in the fields of ecology and conservation. 

To disseminate the results concerning species and habitats occurring in Sweden, ArtDatabanken has developed the resource Artfakta. In Artfakta, you can find information (in Swedish) about species, including their status, ecology, and identification characters. The resource also include tools for environmental management and conservation.

Publications from SLU ArtDatabanken can be found and downloaded from their website under Publikationer. Only a few of these publications are available in English.

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet) 

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet) is owned by the Foundation for IVL Swedish Environmental Institute (Stiftelsen Institutet för Vatten- och Luftvårdsforskning, SIVL). The institute conducts applied environmental research with a collaboration between industry and the public sphere. The research is funded by both the Swedish government and the Swedish business sector. The SIVL Board is made up of members of whom half is appointed by the industry and business world, and half by the Swedish Government. The Chairman of the Board is appointed by the Government.

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute publishes reports on environmental issues combining ecological, economic and social perspectives. Most of these reports are written in Swedish, but some are also available in English. Publications from IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute can be found and downloaded from their website under Publications.