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Håkan Pleijel


Håkan Pleijel
+46 31 786 2532

Postal Address: Box 461, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B , 41319 Göteborg

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences (More Information)
Box 463
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18 , 413 90 Göteborg

About Håkan Pleijel

My research is focused on the interaction between vegetation and the atmosphere. A large fraction of my work has been related to ground level-ozone – deposition, effects on vegetation and its distribution in the landscape near the Earth surface. This work has been used in the Air Pollution Convention LRTAP (Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution), where I have been active since 1987. I also conducted several investigations of the effect of elevated carbon dioxide on agricultural crops regarding growth and nutrient concentration.

In addition, I work with traffic related air pollutants, such as nitrogen oxides and particles, as well as the effects of climate and climate change on air pollution. This part of my research also includes the importance of urban greenery for the city environment, partly by removing air pollutants, but also more generally by contributing to an improved local climate and a more attractive Environment.

I lead the Formas funded project ” Clean the air with plants – can PAH exposure be reduced with urban vegetation?” where we investigate how different tree species can contribute to improved air quality by absorbing PAH pollutants in the urban environment.

I am also project leader of the Formas project CityAirSim - ”Visualising and modelling urban air quality - influence of vegetation, building morphology and traffic emissions”. Here, the University of Gothenburg collaborates with Chalmers, the IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and other partners on how the urban air quality is affected by the design of the urban landscape, including the occurrence of greenery. We also address the question of how the knowledge can be transferred to school children and city planners. You can read more about this project on the web site of Mistra Urban Futures.

Since 2010 I am the co-ordinator for those parts of the strategic research area BECC (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Climate), led by Lund University, that are allocated to the University of Gothenburg. Here we work with a broad spectrum of research related to climate effects and environmental change in the terrestrial environment.

My teaching covers plant ecophysiology, air pollution, international environmental agreements as well as basic environmental science and ecology.

Other activities
I have been the author and/or editor of several books, mainly for teaching purposes. In addition, I have been working with design of environmental monitoring and evaluation of environmental objectives.

A complete list of scientific publications can be obtained through my Researcher ID C-9724-2010.

Read more about our research group: AiroPlant.


Latest publications

Marknära ozon i bakgrundsmiljö i södra Sverige, Ozonmätnätet i södra Sverige 2019
Gunilla Pihl Karlsson, Helena Danielsson, Per Erik Karlsson, Håkan Pleijel
Stockholm, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet, Report 2020

The European heat wave of 2018 and its promotion of the ozone climate penalty in southwest Sweden
Julia M. Johansson, A. K. Watne, P. E. Karlsson, G. P. Karlsson, H. Danielsson et al.
Boreal Environment Research, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Observed annual surface ozone maxima and minima in northern and central Europe from 1990–2015 — latitude dependence and temporal trends
Jenny Klingberg, P E Karlsson, C Andersson, M Engardt, G Pihl Karlsson et al.
Boreal environment research, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Den gula zinkviolen – tundraväxten som blev metallofyt
Håkan Pleijel
Svensk Botanisk Tidskrift, Magazine article 2019
Magazine article

En ekonomisk utvärdering av inverkan av marknära ozon på skog och jordbruksgrödor i Sverige baserat på ozonflux
Per Erik Karlsson, Gunilla Pihl Karlsson, Helena Danielsson, Joakim Langner, Håkan Pleijel
Stockholm, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet 2019, Report 2019

Ozone exposure- and flux-yield response relationships for maize
Jinlong Peng, Bo Shang, Yansen Xu, Zhaozhong Feng, Håkan Pleijel et al.
Environmental Pollution, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Marknära ozon i bakgrundsmiljö i södra Sverige, Ozonmätnätet i södra Sverige 2018
Gunilla Pihl Karlsson, Helena Danielsson, Per Erik Karlsson, Håkan Pleijel
Stockholm, IVL SVenska miljöinstitutet, Report 2019

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Air Pollution, Environment & Future
Hans Hultberg, Svante Hultengren, Håkan Pleijel
Stenungsund, The Gårdsjö Foundation and Naturcentrum Consultants Ltd, Book 2006

Evaluation of the EMEP photo-oxidant model using ozone and meteorological data from Östad, south-west Sweden, for three growing seasons
Jenny Sundberg, H. Danielsson, D Simpson, Håkan Pleijel
Conference: Atmospheric Chemistry at the Interfaces, Joint IGAC/CACGP/WMO Symposium, Cape Town, 18-22 September 2006, Poster 2006

NO, NO2 and O3 concentrations in the polluted urban landscape in comparison with a rooftop monitoring site and a rural site - influence of meteorology
Jenny Sundberg, G. Pihl Karlsson, Erik Bäck, Håkan Pleijel
Sixth International conference on urban climate, 12-16 June 2006, Göteborg, Sweden, Conference contribution 2006
Conference contribution


Economic assessment of the negative impacts of ozone on crop yields and forest production. A case study of the estate Ostads Sateri in southwestern Sweden
Per Erik Karlsson, Håkan Pleijel, Mohammed Belhaj, H. Danielsson, B. Dahlin et al.
Ambio, Journal article 2005
Journal article

Variation in ozone concentration and exposure in relation to local climate in south-west Sweden
Jenny Sundberg, Per Erik Karlsson, Linda Schenk, Håkan Pleijel
Hunova I (Ed) Acid Rian 2005, 7th International Conference on Acid Deposition, Conference Abstracts., Conference contribution 2005
Conference contribution

Comparison of different stomatal conductance algorithms for ozone flux modelling
P Buker, L. Emberson, G Gerosa, C Jacobs, K. Novak et al.
UNECE – Workshop “Critical Levels of Ozone: Further applying and developing the flux-based concept”, Obergurgl, 15-19 November 2005, Poster 2005

Kusthedar, sältor och ängar, natur och människor i en kustbygd
Svante Hultengren, Håkan Pleijel
Stenungsund, Naturcentrum AB, Book 2005

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