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Håkan Pleijel

Professor

Håkan Pleijel
Professor
hakan.pleijel@bioenv.gu.se
+46 31 786 2532
0732-018913

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
www.bioenv.gu.se
bioenv@bioenv.gu.se
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18 , 413 90 Göteborg

About Håkan Pleijel

Research
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 ” 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.

 Teaching
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

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
Report

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
Report

Policy design for the Anthropocene
Thomas Sterner, Edward B. Barbier, Ian Bateman, Inge van den Bijgaart, Anne Sophie Crépin et al.
Nature Sustainability, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Showing 1 - 10 of 142

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2019

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
Report

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
Report

Policy design for the Anthropocene
Thomas Sterner, Edward B. Barbier, Ian Bateman, Inge van den Bijgaart, Anne Sophie Crépin et al.
Nature Sustainability, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Showing 1 - 10 of 142

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