The Degerö mire has a long history of scientific research. Scientific
investigations started in 1909, and the first PhD
thesis "A study of botanical, hydrological and mire
development at a mire complex in Northern Sweden" was published
by Carl Malmströ in 1923.
More recent research on mire biogeochemistry and biosphere-atmosphere
exchange processes started 1995. It is a nutrient poor minerogenic mire,
i.e. a fen, representing much of the mire areas in the boreal region.
The site hosts an ICOS ecosystem station which is in operation since
Degerö Stormyr (64°11′N, 19°33′E, 270 m asl) is
located in the Kulbäcksliden Experimental Forest
near Vindeln in the county of Västerbotten, Sweden.
The mire covers an area of 6.5 km2
situated on a highland between two major rivers,
Umeälven and Vindelälven, ca 70 km from the
Gulf of Bothnia.
Degerö is located in the
Svartberget Experimental Forests
It is run by the
Swedish Agricultural University SLU
and the station principal investigator is
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